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TWIST: What You Need to Know to Talk Sports This Week
You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. It’s a common dilemma with a simple solution: you need to learn a new language. You need to learn how to talk sports. And we’re here to help! The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what's happened on the field, on the court and on the ice -- read it every week and we promise you'll know how to talk about sports like a champion.
How to Talk Sports: What You Need to Know about Football
Eager to climb the corporate ladder? Totally uninterested in professional sports? Finding this combination to be problematic? There’s a simple solution. You need to learn a new language. You need to learn how to talk sports. Anyone who has been in a corporate setting for very long will have noticed that one of the core bonding rituals in many workplaces is a group discussion of professional sports (the sport of choice will vary by country, so ex-pats have it particularly hard.) The sports talk is usually seasonal, but not in the way a non-sports aficionado might imagine. In America in August, for example, you would think that baseball would be the topic, since the MLB season is in full swing at that point. But you’d be wrong: in most US offices, the topic in August is either the US Open tennis matches, or the upcoming NFL season. You see? It’s a puzzle for many of us.
TWIST: What You Need to Know to Talk Sports This Week
You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. Now what? Fear not. The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what's happened on the field, on the court and on the ice -- read this and you'll know how to talk about sports this week like a champion. Every Sunday we’re listing the three (and only three) things that you need to know this coming week to speak cogently about professional sports with your boss, your colleagues at work, the car pool gang, that guy at the gym, the chatty cashier at the gas station snack shop or your cousins.
TWIST: What You Need to Know to Talk Sports This Week
You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. Now what? Fear not. The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what's happened on the field, on the court and on the ice -- read this and you'll know how to talk about this week in sports like a champion. Every Sunday we’re listing the three (and only three) things that you need to know this coming week to converse intelligently about professional sports with the big boss, the gang at work, the person sitting next to you on the plane, that guy at the coffee shop, your yoga instructor or your sister-in-law.
TWIST: What You Need to Know to Talk Sports This Week
You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. Now what? Fear not. The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what's happened on the field, on the court and on the ice -- read this and you'll know how to talk about this week in sports like a champion. Here at Dandelion Chandelier, every Sunday we’re listing the three (and only three) things that you need to know this coming week to converse intelligently about professional sports with the boss, your work colleagues, the carpool crew, that cute bartender or your dry cleaner.
TWIST: What You Need to Know to Talk Sports This Week
You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. Now what? Fear not. The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what's happened on the field, on the court and on the ice -- read this and you'll know how to talk about this week in sports like a champion. To speed you along the path to professional success, deeper personal relationships, a higher state of knowledge and a more interesting life, every week we’re listing the three (and only three) things that you need to know this coming week to converse intelligently about professional sports with your CEO, work colleagues, secret crush, spouse, next-door-neighbor or in-laws.
TWIST: What You Need to Know to Talk Sports
You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. Now what? Fear not. The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what's happened on the field, on the court and on the ice -- read this and you'll know how to talk about this week in sports like a champion. This week’s edition of TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk is being penned in the sports-loving atmosphere of the Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at the DFW Airport. We here at Dandelion Chandelier thought that a setting with 15 huge television screens, all tuned to sporting events (hockey, tennis, boxing and baseball), would be a fitting setting to list the three (and only three) things you need to know this coming week to converse intelligently about professional sports with your boss, work colleagues, crush object, life partner, Lyft driver or personal trainer.
Introducing TWIST: What You Need to Know to Talk Sports
Someone brings up the topic of professional sports at work, the gym, or an important social engagement. What’s your reaction? Excitement? Boredom? Stress? Shame? Does the mere mention of scores, trades, stats, spreads and fantasy leagues make you want to lean in? Or are you more inclined to yawn, or roll your eyes, or just scream and run away? If you’re one of those People Who Don’t Follow Professional Sports, but you have a crush on, work for, live with or need to sell something to someone who does, you’ve got a bit of a problem. But no worries – we got you. The TWIST is our new weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what's happened on the field, on the court and on the ice -- read this and you'll know how to talk about this week in sports like a champion.
How To Talk Sports: What You Need to Know About Baseball
Eager to climb the corporate ladder? Totally uninterested in professional sports? Finding this combination to be problematic? There’s a simple solution. You need to learn a new language. You need to learn how to talk sports. Anyone who has been in a corporate setting for very long will have noticed that one of the core bonding rituals in many workplaces is a group discussion of professional sports (the sport of choice will vary by country, so ex-pats have it particularly hard.) The sports talk is usually seasonal, but not in the way a non-sports aficionado might imagine. In America in August, for example, you would think that baseball would be the topic, since the season is in full swing at that point. But you’d be wrong: in most US offices, the topic in August is either the US Open tennis matches, or the upcoming NFL season. You see? It’s a puzzle for many of us.
Premium Pucks: How to Make a Hockey Game Luxurious
Can ice hockey actually be a luxury experience? With Hockey Day in America having just been celebrated last Sunday, this query seems timely. We asked our Dandelion Chandelier Boston Bureau Chief to weigh in on this profound issue, as the common understanding of the sport doesn’t generally include the word “luxury.” Turns out, there is such a thing as haute ice.
How to Throw a Luxurious Super Bowl Party This Year
Super Bowl Sunday is – like Thanksgiving – one of those great American traditions that brings nearly everyone to the same table. Regional, class and political issues tend to fade, at least for one day, in the raucous ritual of watching the game, the ads, and the half-time show. And consuming lots of food and drink. That led us here at Dandelion Chandelier into a lively discussion about how to make this annual event even more special. We set out to round up the best/most fun/most over-the-top party ideas from our far-flung correspondents. The Sports Desk went into overdrive (many thanks, you guys!) and we’ve got lots of good input to share.
Premium Pigskin: How to Make a Football Game Luxurious
OK, I’ll confess it up front: I’m a very late convert to being a pro football fan. As a lifelong girly girl, I only started paying serious attention to the sport a few years ago. According to ESPN, about half of all Americans currently describe themselves as football fans. It’s the most popular sport in the country. Like the 17 million Americans who watch a game during an average fall weekend, I’m kind of hooked (compare that to only 11 million who watched the Emmys this year). And of course, like any recent convert to a new religion, I can’t stop proselytizing.

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