Mike Smith

Freelance Writer

Football teaches us how to love, to hate, to laugh, and to cry. All within 90 minutes. Plus it's an excuse to have a pint at 10 a.m.

I have been supporting Chelsea Football Club and the Premier League since after the 2006 World Cup and it has opened up my eyes to a whole new world of passionate fans, exciting matches, and most importantly, completely absurd human beings. At the18, I am allowed to condemn the decisions of billionaires, predict the future, and highlight the game's hilarious subplots all while making timely popular culture references like Men at Work and Ace of Base. Hard to get better than that.