Girls who like sports and are awesome are Unicorns. It’s a concept that we came up with to celebrate the wonderfulness of female sports fans. You can read more about it here.
There are unicorns among us and we want you to help us find them. If you know a girl who likes sports, plays fantasy football, and/or exhibits qualities that we are looking for in a unicorn then tweet us @BaconSports (make sure to use hashtag #imaunicorn) or shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each week the girl who sends us something that we deem the most worthy will be our Unicorn of the Week and we will profile them.
We are proud to announce that our first Unicorn of the Week is Danielle Berman (you can follow her on Twitter @Boomer0605). Not only did she grab our attention by sending over a picture of herself rocking a Randall Cunningham jersey but she also won #randomathlete of the day last week by throwing out Kevin Curtis. That’s how you go hard in the paint!
As part of being Unicorn of the Week we wanted to find out more about Danielle’s sports fandom. Here’s what make this unicorn unique and special!
Q: Which teams do you root for?
A: I’m a Philly girl at heart. I gotta go with my Birds, Phils and Flyers. I’m not a huge basketball fan, but I would obviously root for the Sixers. They lost it for me when they got rid of “The Answer”.
Q: Tell us about the Randall Cunningham jersey. Do you have other jerseys you rock?
A: So, I was never a jersey fan. I don’t know why the NFL thinks that just because were girls we want a hot pink jersey with glitter on it. I mean, some girls do, but I don’t associate myself with them. I’m all for breast cancer awareness, but I’ll show my support with a ribbon.
Another reason was that there are always so many trades. If I was going to spend money on a jersey it had to be retired, and it had to be Kelly green. So that’s where Randall came into play. Just one of the best QB’s to ever grace the field AND Kelly green? Yup.
I also got a John Kruk jersey from my boyfriend last year for the holidays.
Q: Select a sports video that represents you. We’ll judge you based on what you select. This can be an awesome highlight, something funny, an interview, whatever.
A: The hardest hit in NFL history. Sheldon Brown’s knock down on Reggie Bush resulting in what is now called “The Crawl”. This was supposed to set us up for the NFC Championship, but in true Eagles fashion, that didn’t happen.
Q: What is your greatest sports memory?
A: The Phillies winning the 2008 World Series
Q: What is your biggest sports heartbreak?
A: The Eagles losing the 2004 Superbowl.
Q: What is the best game you’ve ever been to live?
A: This one is tough. I’ve had the phenomenal fortune of being at two of the greatest Philly sports game in history. Roy Halladay’s perfect game against the Marlins in 2010. $20 for 10 rows up? Thank you crappy Florida sports fans.
The second was the Eagles Miracle at the Meadowlands part 2 with an onside kick resulting in one of the best moments ever. Plus, living in NYC, I love seeing Giants fans cower. Oh, and Eli face.
Q: Rank these things: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Chris Berman, Philly Cheese Steak, bacon, Boyz II Men, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Lenny Dykstra, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Charles Barkley, Mario Kart (the video game).
A: Chris Berman, “Nails”, Mario Kart, Fresh Prince, It’s always Sunny, Boyz II Men, Cream Cheese, Cheese Steak, Barkley and bacon. If you gave me Wawa as a choice that would have easily been #1.
Q: Tell us about an encounter you’ve had with an athlete.
A: This story could go on and on forever, so to keep it short and sweet. I got “hit on” via Twitter by John Kruk. We basically had a week long conversation starting on Christmas of last year. Lets just say, he ruined like any and every childhood fantasy I ever had.
Q: Who is your favorite athlete (past or present)? Why?
A: Welp, it was always John Kruk. Yes, he creeped me out, but i still have this weird fascination with him. I caught one of his balls at the 93′ World Series and ever since I’m just been weirdly obsessed with him. No pun intended. Ok, maybe a little.
Q: Who is your least favorite athlete (past or present)? Why?
A: I hate Tony Romo. I don’t like his smug face and his overly cocky attitude. That is all.
Q: What or who is your sports guilty pleasure?
A: I love Chris Berman. He’s the reason my nickname is Boomer.
Q: Which team(s) do you dislike the most?
A: The Cowboys. I despise Jerry Jones and pretty much the whole organization. America’s team? Oh ok. If you consider that 70% of their fans reside in places like Lexington, Nebraska and not even the state of Texas. Can we say “bandwagon?”
Q: What is your favorite sports movie and how many times do you think you’ve seen it?
A: I’m from Philly. Do I even need to answer this? Obviously it’s Rocky. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched it. It was a staple in my household growing up.
Q: Do you play fantasy football and if so what’s your team name? How’s your team doing? Anyone crushing it or killing it for you?
A: Of course I do, 5 years strong. This year my team name is Chocolate Chip Kelly. I’m actually running our work league this year. I started off a little weak, but am 5-2 now. Jamaal Charles and Marshawn Lynch are killing it, as usual. I picked up Alshon Jeffery in Week 5 and he’s been pretty solid, too.
Q: One thing in sports that makes/made me laugh is _________________
A: Practice. It was stated that Iverson said “Practice” more than he actually showed up to practice.
Q: You are a baseball player. What song are you walking to the plate to?
A: Runaround Sue. I mean, why the hell not? It’s just a happy song.
Q: Do you have any sports superstitions?
A: Oh God yea. I have this like old school Phillies koozie that I always have to have on my beer during any game. Eagles or Phillies.
Q: Give us some last words.
A: Thanks a bunch for making me your first EVER Unicorn. I will wear that honor with a ton of Philly Pride.
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