My name is William Botchway, I'm 17 years old, and I'm a die-hard Jets, Knicks, Mets, Rangers, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and soon to be New York City FC fan. I can explain this by saying that I was born and raised in Queens, New York. Yeah, I know, Jets and Mets. It's a hard existence. I've never seen a championship, which is one of the more painful things I've had to endure throughout my life because I've watched with my own eyes the Yankees winning in 2009, and the Giants winning in 2007 and 2011. Well, one day...
Anyway, I've been watching sports since 2004, starting with that year's NFL season.
My most painful sports experience was seeing Jets kicker Doug Brien miss two field goals in the final three minutes in the Divisional Playoffs in January 2005, with a chance to take the lead and defeat the 15-1 Steelers. My 10-6 Jets lost in overtime, and I cried. Hey, I was seven.
My first man crush was Santana Moss. I still have his jersey, and when I moved in 2012, it was painful when the Moss poster I had taped to my wall in December 2004 ripped when I was taking it off. I had to throw it away. I nearly cried.
I fell asleep at the end of Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, so I guess that makes me a horrible person. Thank God I missed what probably could have been one of the most traumatic experiences ever.
The 2007 Mets collapse was brutal. I hate you Tom Glavine.
The 2008 Mets collapse was less brutal, because it was just comical by the end.
The last time I cried about sports was after the 2010 AFC Championship Game. I thought the Jets finally were going to make it back to the promised land.
One day, I will be the General Manager of the Mets, and I will turn that ship around. Or you can run me out of town. I don't care, at least I'll be better than Omar Minaya.
I now have the next 6 months to figure out how I'm going to keep up with NY sports while I'm at Davidson College (you may know that as the tiny school Stephen Curry carried through the NCAA tournament years ago) in North Carolina. It's going to be quite the struggle.
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