The number “814” doesn’t refer to an area code – sorry, northwestern and central Pennsylvania. Its origin actually comes from an inside joke among friends, completely unrelated to sports, involving sleeptalking and a calculus class so scarring it left a subconscious effect on me. You don’t want to hear it, it’s too “out there” and you wouldn’t get the context. But most importantly…none of this story has to do anything with sports.
And that kind of obscurity fits with the philosophy behind 814 Sports. You don’t have to have “it” – the perfect sports reporting, all of the elite stats, the brightest personalities – in order to talk sports or the amazing sports culture that drives our world. You just have to enjoy the ride along the way.
-Shubie and Chris