I am a fan of Arsenal Football Club. They are a significant part of my life and have been so since I was 12 years old – I am now 29.
When Arsenal play, everything in my life stops. I postponed my wedding because Arsenal had a Derby on the same day. Unbeknownst to me, the day we changed it to was another big derby game and I made a compromise with my now wife that the wedding could go ahead if someone was listening to the radio paying attention to the score. We won – the day was saved.
Nothing annoys me more than when people tell me that football (soccer to Americans) is only a game – I know that, but I can’t help how I feel. I am a captive to Arsenal and they will never let me go.
I made a video explaining what it is like being a sports fan. Naturally it involves a film… and a fridge.