SBOTD Presents: Miranda Murphy, BDB Writer
What you need to know about me is that I’m just a southern gal who likes the sports that aren’t anywhere near where I live. Although I like all sports, hockey is my favorite. It’s really the reason I went to college to become a sports journalist, but I also love IndyCar and rugby a lot. Even though I went to the University of Alabama, football is probably my least favorite sport. Crazy, I know. Anyways, here goes nothing:
23 Questions about Miranda Murphy:
1.) In three words, how would your friends describe you?
Unique, Caring, Determined
2.) Who are your favorite athletes or sports teams to watch?
My favorite sports teams are the Washington Capitals and the Anaheim Ducks. My favorite athlete is Alexander Ovechkin. I even named my dogs after him. My favorite sports are hockey, rugby and MMA.
3.) Peanut butter: crunchy or smooth?
Definitely creamy. I cringe just thinking about crunchy.
4.) I love SBOTD but I pay my bills by:
I am a sports reporter for a newspaper.
5.) What’s in your DVD collection and/or what’s your favourite book?
I’m not a huge movie person, but I love horror movies. I am always reading different books, though. I love classic literature. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors. I took a William Shakespeare class in college, which was awesome. My favorite book is Delirium by Lauren Oliver, though. It’s about love being a disease. Great story.
6.) Growing up, did you have a role model or someone who inspired you to be who you are?
My grandmother inspired me. She was beautiful inside and out, and she was one of the most independent women I know. She never cared what people thought about her, but loved everyone she ever met.
7.) Who would you bring back from the dead and what would you say to them?
My stepbrother. I would just let him know that his brothers and I miss him dearly, and we love him.
8.) What song do you sing at karaoke – or would you sing if you had to?
I don’t drink so I’ve never had the liquid courage to attempt karaoke yet. I would probably sing a country song to be silly, even though I don’t like country. I feel like I could make my Southern roots proud.
9.) If you won a million dollars in a lottery, what would you do with it?
I would pay off debt, give some to my parents, get a better car, move up north, give some to charity and build my dogs their own home.
10.) If you could interview any athlete, who would it be and why?
I would interview Mo Isom. She was an inspiration to females across the world when she tried out for the LSU football team. I feel like she would have a lot of advice to give and she would make a great role model.
11.) If you could be a fly on the wall in any sports team locker room, which one would it be and why?
I would definitely be a fly on the wall in the Alabama football locker room because I would like to see Nick Saban work his magic on the team.
12.) Is there a motto, saying or core truth you try to live by?
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” I try to live every day like it could be my last.
13.) Are you single, dating, or locked down? What do you notice first about the opposite sex?
I’m single. I notice nice smiles first.
14.) What’s your idea of the perfect date?
I have never been on a picnic and have dreamed of one since I was a little girl. Still waiting…
15.) What has been your proudest accomplishment to date and what are your goals for the future?
My proudest accomplishment to date is graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism. I had family, friends and even teachers tell me I was going to college for a dying field, and I wouldn’t get a job. I proved them wrong, and now do what I love. My goals for the future may be to find a media relations job in hockey. I would love to help the sport I love grow.
16.) Name something you do when you’re alone that you wouldn’t do in front of others.
Dancing. I used to dance but I haven’t in front of people in so long. Now, I do pirouettes around my house.
17.) What are your three biggest pet peeves?
Bad grammar, closed-minded people and arrogant people.
18.) If you had a round trip ticket to any destination in the world, where would you go and why?
Canada. I’ve always wanted to go since I can remember. I just don’t know if I can handle the cold.
19.) What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
It gets better. Sometimes it’ll be hard, but it’ll be worth it. Make good grades!
My most memorable moment in sports is when the Huntsville Havoc won the President’s Cup. My friends couldn’t go to the game so I was there by myself, but it was amazing. I’ve never been so excited. It was also just months before I left to go away to college so it was bittersweet for me.
21.) What are your guilty pleasures?
Butter pecan ice cream and watching Glee.
22.) Name five items you couldn’t live without.
My dogs, family, phone, pillows and blankets.
23) What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for being a great friend and always sticking up for the underdog.
To find out more, follow me on Twitter @mjmurphy522!