While I really don’t participate in blogging awards anymore, I really want to thank blogger, Kathleen from Stylish Heath for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Check out Kathleen’s blog, Stylish Heath, y’all, it’s interesting and as the title suggests, very stylish .

I so appreciate it when other bloggers really truly enjoy what I have to say in my posts.

When I started this blogging journey almost three years ago on WordPress , I really didn’t think anyone would care about what to do in a city after you’ve gone to a sporting event in the United States and Canada .

Not only are many of you interested in that, but you also seem to love the twice monthly travel quotes, and surprisingly to me, you all want to know just what goes into my suitcase when I go on my 30 Plus Teams Tours .

I thank you all for that and continue to be surprised as all get out .

As some of you might or might not know, it was one of my Circle of Sisters , Michele , who, like me, will travel anywhere to see our favorite hockey team play, who is the inspiration for the 30 Plus Teams 30 Plus Dreams .

Her question , “what’s there to do there after we go to the game?”, made me think .

Other people might have the same question .

As you can tell if you read my posts, there are pictures all over the place because not only do I love taking pictures no matter where I am and what I’m doing, but it’s the closest thing to my followers actually being there, no matter if it’s a sporting event or somewhere else in the city.

I’m not that much of a reader, but as you might guess, sports, travel , and since I was a history major in college, give me a biography book or a book on the Civil War , Revolutionary War or World War 2 and you’d better believe that I’m going to read it.

You might be under the impression that I only watch sporting events on tv , but I have to confess that I love watching shows like Love and Hip Hop Atlanta , Snapped , The First 48, and the two shows with The Chrisley Family of Atlanta and Nashville (they’re hysterical ! )

As for music, I don’t just have a playlist for when I travel, I even have one when I write my posts.

I can listen to pretty much anything while I write my blogs except opera or classical.

This does includes rap, country and heavy metal .

Ask me though can I write post when a sporting event is on .

Oh hell to the no because I’m too busy yelling at the players , referees , and umpires to concentrate on a blog post.

Forgive me for rambling on and on but I’m so happy and blessed to know that someone , anyone, other than family and friends, actually love what I have to write .

I will continue getting as many travel quotes to inspire you to travel no matter if it’s home or away.

Also, much to my surprise , I will continue to show you the things that go into my suitcase when I go on a 30 Plus Teams Tour .

Thank you and God Bless y’all.

Love, Sports Diva


A great big thank you to my girl and fellow blogger Hunida at Hunida’ for nominating for this award, which is for amazing bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging. These bloggers write with love and passion for their blog.

Definately follow Hunida’s blog, she is passionate about so many things.

I personally love her cooking recipes, her tips on things to do in my favorite city, her home town of Las Vegas and her monthly recap.


Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

Answer the questions given to you by the person who nominated you

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

Nominate other people to receive this award, if they chose to participate

Notify nominees by commenting on their blog

Share a link to your best post (s)

Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, with one funny or weird question (specify)


Weird/Funny Are you Able to Poop in Public Restrooms?

Ha, Ha. No comment.

What Are Your Favorite Foods in the Breakfast Category ?

Being the New York City gal that I am, bagels with cream cheese and lox, I also like sausages with eggs and grits (my folks were from North and South Carolina, we ALWAYS had that!)

What Is your favorite brand of pen or pencil?

No particular favorite pen as I don’t use them that often and as for pencils, a good old number 2 pencil does the trick.

Do you use a laptop, cell phone or tablet to blog?

A tablet, which I’m using now.

What do you do if you have a really bad headache ?

Luckily , praise God , I don’t get them that often . When I do get them it’s because I haven’t eaten in awhile. So I’ll eat something and it goes away.

MY NOMINEES, and remember if you choose not to participate , no problem

1. Keen from GoldilocksLifestyleTravel

2. Shinavy from Shinavy’sBlog

3. Gretel and Kyle from GKexplorers

4. Katy from Forresting365

5. Nathaniel from

6. Yubellis from FamilyoftheTravelingPants

7. Tashnee from TashneeV Mavee

8. Hayley from Voyages of Mine

9. AnnaAurora from Annas Little Thing

10. Swati from Swati Awana

Check out these blogs when you get a chance. There is something for everyone .


1. Have you ever experienced blogger blues?

2. What is your least favorite city and why?

3. Favorite thing to do while traveling ?

4. If you could me meet any famous person past or present who would it be?

5. Weird/funny If you were stuck on a desert island by yourself, what would you do to entertain yourself?


1. Being late is a big pet peeve of mine

2. Can eat salads and fruit all day no matter what the season is

3. My favorite adult beverages are Fireball Whiskey, Jack Daniels Honey or Jim Beam Vanilla with cola or ginger ale, Mimosas or in the summer, Pina Coladas or Amaretto Sours.

MY FAVORITE BLOG POSTS’s – the – story -with – that – title

Thank you again, Hunida for nominating me and thank y’all so much for following and liking my little blog.



A few weeks ago ,  I got nominated  for  the  Liebster  Award  by Anna from AnnasLittleThing.wordpress ,  and I hope you  all checked out her blog.

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I  just got nominated  again for another Liebster  Award  by Tashnee  from Tashnee . V.Mavee, so do follow  her blog as well.

Very inspiring  posts  on her blog.

Once again ,  the rules of  the  award  are this:

Thank the person who nominated  you  and link back to  their blog.

Give some info  about  yourself . 

Answer the questions  that  the blogger  who nominated  you  asked you.

Nominate 5-10 bloggers for this award  and  if they accept it, let them know about the award.

Ask your nominees five questions . 
What else can I  tell you about me that you don’t  already  know ? I’m  a fairly  good  cook, I  love to travel ,  I’m  sarcastic  as hell, I enjoy blogging ,  and the same way Beyonce Knowles  has her alter ego, “Sasha  Fierce”, I have my bitmoji alter ego, which many of you have seen  on my blog. Her name is Cece, the Sports Diva. I can talk about  sports 365 days a year, 366, if you count a leap year.

1. Besides Blogging ,  what do you do?

As I’m  retired ,  my day is free to do anything  I want to, which is sleeping ,  shopping ,  cooking ,  going for walks, getting ideas for my blog, and of course, going to as many baseball ,  hockey ,  and  basketball  games as the Good Lord allows me to.

2. If you could be the president  of  your country  for one day, what would  you  change and why?

I  would  make  sure that EVERYBODY  could  have affordable  Health  Care. I just don’t  understand  why  and how in one of  the  richest countries  in the world everyone  doesn’t  have this. It boggles my mind.

3. Name the three people  who inspired you when it comes to blogging.

There are more than three. I would say my late Aunt Ola, who was a teacher and told me to practice  writing. My teacher ,  Sister Eileen  Fitzmaurice, who actually  told me to combine my love of sports and my writing. Finally ,  I’m  inspired  by  the bloggers that I follow  and those that I DON’T  follow . You guys are wicked amazing and help me to step up  my blogging  game . 

4 Why did you start blogging ? 

I  love to write and many people ,  not just a friend, asked after you go to a sporting  event, “what do you do in the city after that?” Writing a blog was my way of getting that question  answered without  writing a travel guide or a book about it.

5. What is your favorite  gospel music ? 

Actually none, not really a fan of  it.




1. If you could win a free trip to  anywhere in the world ,  where would it be and why?

2. How did you come up  with  the  name of your blog ? 

3. What do you do when you aren’t  blogging ? 

4. What do you love about  blogging ?  

5. What is your  favorite  sport and team if you have one?
Thanks again to  Tashnee for nominating  me  for  this award.

I might sound like  a  wicked annoying  broken record, but I  can’t thank you all enough for reading, liking and commenting  on my little blog.

It means the world to me.

Thank you all and God Bless  You,
Sports  Diva64