Jason Snell is a total nerd, but his love for sports sometimes puts him at odds with two different cultural camps. Sports fans often reject the geeks, while geeks want to clutch their many-sided die to themselves while pushing away any semblance of jock culture.https://medium.com/the-magazine/f79004f2dd5f
Jason finds no conflict at all in loving sports and Dungeons & Dragons: they have a surprising amount in common, and he's managed to embrace both.
"It was a long time before I realized that in the geek world, there’s a weird schism between the people who love sports and the ones who don’t. The first time I saw someone on Twitter act furious that one of the tech nerds they followed was tweeting about sports, I was amazed. These are people I otherwise felt a kinship with, as fellow lovers of technology and sci-fi and comics and similarly nerdy topics. But they had suddenly drawn a line between what was geek-appropriate and what wasn’t. And I was on the wrong side."