Who am I? And why are you here?

Allyson Marie Bento… but you can call me Allyson

Okay, you can actually call me any arrangement of my given name, I’ll even answer to close enough names like “Alice”, “Alyssa” or “Allen”. I once responded to a man yelling for Dale, whoever that may be, the point is you will always have my attention.

So who am I? What high power do I have to talk about sports like it’s my day job? Well, it is currently my day job. That being said, I have about just as much right to talk about whatever sports I want to in whatever context as anyone else does so if you feel the need to talk back, PLEASE DO SO.

When I originally started this blog I had full intentions of writing strictly about sports, but then it became a release for me to talk about the things that were weighing on my mind. So thus, I implemented the “Stuff” to Sports & Stuff. I do talk about sports and I will but feel free to read about the other things that cross my mind.

Seriously, who am I… I’m a junior in college, at the University of North Dakota with a Major in Communication and a Minor in Sports Business. I’ve been working with the Dakota Student for two years, one as a writer the other as the Sports Editor and I’m heading into my third year there as well. (I’ll post a link if you want to read some of my previous work)


I love sports if you haven’t caught on by now, and I’d easily say Hockey and Baseball are my favourite… Did you spot the”u”, well I’m also Canadian so sometimes you might read something that may look wrong but is just the way it’s spelled where I’m from, so I’m sorry for the confusion.

So I’ll lay out my proverbial cards so you know, I am a fan of the following teams (Yes, I accept your condolences. No, I will not cheer for your team) : Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco 49ers, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Raptors.

I’m all for the freedom of speech idea, and I am the first person to admit when I am wrong. So if you agree or disagree or would like to talk more about a topic send me an email and let me know your thoughts.

Cheers !



check out my Dakota student page below!