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Sports writer cheers a player he once covered

Updated: March 27, 2010, 12:21 AM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

You stop cheering when you become a sports writer.

You may love sports -- basketball especially for me -- but you don't root for specific players and teams. Objectivity is the key, as taught in Journalism 101. I've never had a problem with that. The last college hoops game that really meant something to me was nearly 10 years ago just after I graduated from Indiana University. Since then, I haven't clapped for any college team. I couldn't care less what the Hoosiers do these days; ...

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