Fresh off a huge weekend of sports and Mother’s Day here’s something to consider, if mom encouraged you to treat others the way you wanted to be treated then you should be talking sports to sports fans regardless of your interest or level of fandom.
After all, you want people to ask about your stamp collection, rock-climbing hobby, basket-weaving class, storm chasing vacation and wine consumption. Okay, maybe not the wine consumption depending on the day, but you get the idea.
You want to be asked about things you’re interested in. Sports fans want the same thing.
Asking about something you’re not interested in doesn’t make you inauthentic, it makes you mindful of treating others the way you’d want to be treated.
With that in mind, see how many of these sports topics you can work into small talk this week.