A baddude’s journal

Photo by Tori Roberts

By JD McKay

“Be the badder dude!”
This phrase is one I hear often at football practice.
“The team with the badder dudes wins.”
“A bad dude will get 25 reps.”
“Be a badder dude than the guy you line up on.”

Football is not my life, but it is a big part of it. When I am not playing football, I am watching football, or I am at church wearing my Andrew Luck or Notre Dame jersey. My football season never ends. The Sunday after the season ends, I am back to long snapping and workouts until the first day of track season.

I am a diehard Colts and Yankees fan, and my favorite athlete is Aaron Judge. I will root for any Indiana college team, as long as they are not playing my Fighting Irish.
I will not watch the NBA until June. You could say that I am a Pacers fan but my winters belong to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Sports have been a part of me the same way Sunday morning church has been. As a little kid, I was always out in the backyard playing football by myself, and when my mom said it was too cold to go outside, I would play football in the living room. On Sunday afternoons, I would watch the Colts with my dad in my Peyton Manning jersey.

My passion for sports combined with my goofy personality has motivated me to write my weekly sports column. My column will be published every Wednesday, and I will give you my input, a bad dude’s input, on everything Floyd Central sports and in the sports world.

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