Hello, my name is Jack and I support West Ham United, I made this reckless decision when I was 6-years-old. It’s weird that many of the teams we chose to support come from decisions made in our childhoods. You wouldn’t let a child make similar life-long commitments for you, but choosing a sports team is acceptable.
In my 20 years of supporting the Irons I have witnessed two relegations, a heartbreaking FA Cup Final loss and had many people laugh at my team. I wouldn’t change anything because supporting West Ham is part of my identity because they’re a great team to support.
This journey began in 1996, come with me as we re-visit my childhood growing up in the London suburb of Woodford Green – about 10 miles from Upton Park.
I fell in love with basketball during the 2012-13 NBA season, this infatuation was cemented by the wild playoffs and the unforgettable NBA Finals. Following the sport from England required many late night hoops sessions.
When first watching a new sport it is hard to find a team to support. I initially was a fan of LeBron James, recognising the once-in-a-generation talent that carried those Miami Heat teams. But I could never connect with the Heat outside of the players, the fans didn’t have the kind of passion that you could feel through the TV.
David Haye [28-3, 26 KO] has lost his much-anticipated heavyweight boxing contest with underdog Tony Bellew [29-2-1, 19 KO]. It was embarrassing for Haye. Going into the fight people still regarded him as a top heavyweight, but the fight showed that the Hayemaker is long past his prime. It’s time for him to go back into retirement. Then Haye can live out his years talking to Carl Froch on Sky Sports Boxing about that time he fought George Groves in front of 80,00 people at Wembley.
Haye v Bellew was a dramatic grudge match that was heavily hyped in the build-up due to the acrimony displayed by both fighters. Punches were thrown at press conferences and insults flew between the fighters, sometimes these were directed at the audience. It was high drama and surprisingly the fight was as entertaining as it was teased to become. Continue reading →
Had a spark when you started, but now you’re just garbage – Jay-Z
Leicester City won the Premier League title last season and now they’re shit. Chelsea won the title the season before that and struggled equally in their title defence. What’s up with that? Is it coincidental or an emerging trend for the Premier League? Continue reading →
Jack Kavanagh and Gigi Hadid walk across the stage and take their places at the podium to scattered applause from both audience members
Hello and welcome to the first annual Culture Hash Awards for outstanding boobery in the world of entertainment in 2016; the show where the awards are made up and the winners don’t matter. I am joined by my lovely co-host Gigi Hadid.
Thanks for having me, it’s great to be here! I haven’t seen this many yellow faces since the great Jaundice epidemic of ’98! Continue reading →