Eventually, I challenged the guy on camera two (who went on to be a brilliant cameraman in LA so it was only hockey that failed him) to a quiz about the game. I managed to convince the teacher that IF I was the winner, I could take over camera two. I won. Hands down. Then I set my sights on colour commentary. Part of it was the challenge, part of it was true interest. Of course, I ended up in the booth. Feedback to the station was remarkably positive. I say remarkable because my voice is not suited to on-air. There was no disputing my knowledge.
None of that would be necessary today. Women have come a long way when it comes to sports broadcasts. It was always ridiculous to assume gender had anything to do with knowledge in any field.
So why does it surprise me that so many romance authors love sports? Few of them write them. The bias still exists in publishing. But I've been tweeting back and forth with a NASCAR team during the races lately and my head is spinning with a story idea as a result.That tends to happen no matter what subject I'm interested in - stories are everywhere. It doesn't mean that I'll do anything with that idea. Although...I do have NASCAR story started in the older files on my computer.
How do you feel about sports in romance novels?
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