You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. Now what? Fear not. The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what’s happened on the field, on the court and on the ice — read this and you’ll know how to talk about this week in sports like a champion. This week’s edition of TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk is being penned in the sports-loving atmosphere of the Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at the DFW Airport. We here at Dandelion Chandelier thought that a setting with 15 huge television screens, all tuned to sporting events (hockey, tennis, boxing and baseball), would be a fitting setting to list the three (and only three) things you need to know this coming week to converse intelligently about professional sports with your boss, work colleagues, crush object, life partner, Lyft driver or personal trainer.
Someone brings up the topic of professional sports at work, the gym, or an important social engagement. What’s your reaction? Excitement? Boredom? Stress? Shame? Does the mere mention of scores, trades, stats, spreads and fantasy leagues make you want to lean in? Or are you more inclined to yawn, or roll your eyes, or just scream and run away? If you’re one of those People Who Don’t Follow Professional Sports, but you have a crush on, work for, live with or need to sell something to someone who does, you’ve got a bit of a problem. But no worries – we got you. The TWIST is our new weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what’s happened on the field, on the court and on the ice — read this and you’ll know how to talk about this week in sports like a champion.