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An ode to Greg Lee’s Playlist

Whitney Houston. Beyoncé. Notorious B.I.G. Britney Spears.

During our two-hour drives between Columbia, Mo., and Kansas City, Greg Lee and his fourth-edition iPod Touch have taken me on a musical journey during my time at SJI.

Music has always been a part of my life, and I’ve often found it difficult to balance it with my love of sports. Perhaps in meeting Greg — who certainly spends a ton of time appreciating both sports and music — I have realized that it is indeed possible to blend my love of sports and music into one.

Even if it’s just a simple car ride on my way to cover a game, rocking out a little bit before getting to work — especially with music of Greg Lee’s caliber — has been an integral part of my SJI experience.

— Christopher Lopez