So not going to lie, this was the hardest series of articles I had to read. Mostly because I don’t know sports that well so often times the terms the writers used was a bit lost on me. Obviously the first article about the American girls hockey team reinforced the idea of sports and competition. However, stories like Nyajuol Lew and Cuban players for the White Sox, talk about resilience and team building. I liked the American girls hockey story the most, because of the achievements these girls made and how they have accomplished so much as female athletes (go feminism!). I don’t think the writer needs a very strong grasp on the sport, but definitely have a basic understanding of the sport.