Getting to know Fandings super user evankern16

Evan Kernaghan

Fandings profiles super user Evan Kernaghan, a 15-year-old tennis club assistant from Pelham, Ontario.

Fandings info

Nickname: evankern16 (click here to see his Fandings profile and follow him)

Rank: All Star

Record: 157-49 (.762)

Points: 4,965

Diving deeper

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is tennis. I have been playing it since I was 5 years old. There is no sport like it. The skill and grace that the top players have is unbelievable.

Who are your favorite sports teams?

Living in Canada, I have taken a liking to the local teams in Toronto. I am a big Raptors fan and Blue Jays fan, but my favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. I have grown up seeing legends like Jerome Bettis, Hines Ward and Troy Polamolu. I’m also a Chelsea FC fan and a Duke Blue Devils fan.

Who are your least favorite sports teams?

Naturally, being a Steelers fan, I hate Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Especially Bill Belichick. I also hate the Yankees (even when they are bad, they still manage to be annoying) and the Texas Rangers — mostly because of Rougned Odor and the knockout punch he delivered to Jose Bautista.

If you could have dinner with three athletes, dead or alive, who would they be?

Roger Federer. He is my favorite athlete and is an iconic figure in his sport. Muhammad Ali. Once again, an iconic figure not only in his sport but around the world, having a huge impact on the civil-rights movement. Derek Jeter. Although I hate the Yankees, I have to admire the great player and the true sportsman that he is.

Who is your least favorite athlete?

I root against Lebron James wherever he goes. I find him too arrogant and annoying. I hated his whole announcement show, when he announced that he was going to Miami. Holding a show to unveil the team that you are going to? That was when I first started to root against him. Over the years, he has become increasingly annoying. I hated seeing him win the championship last year, and I love to see him lose.

What is the greatest game you’ve ever attended?

This past summer, when I went to London, I attended the opening game of the Premier League between Chelsea and West Ham. The atmosphere in the stadium was like nothing I have ever seen, and the skill that the players have is unreal. That alone was enough to make it the greatest game I have attended. Add a last minute game-winner, and it became the best experience of my life, period.

Do you play any sports?

I am mostly a tennis player in high school. I have made it to the All-Ontario championships this year. I also do sports like cross-country and track and field.

What superstitions do you have before and during a big sports events?

I’m not very superstitious, to be honest. Although I do have a lucky t-shirt for some important tennis matches.

What is your favorite movie?

The Untouchables. Great acting, great story line. Overall, a really well done movie. If we’re talking about strictly a sports movie, it has to be Moneyball. Very interesting insight into the mind of Billy Bean and well acted by Brad Pitt.

What is your favorite TV show?

Seinfeld, and it’s probably the only show that I have seen every episode of. There is not one episode that hasn’t made me laugh. It really is a great, timeless show.

Who is your favorite band?

Nirvana. I love their classic songs like Smells Like Teen Spirit but also their MTV Unplugged concert in New York. It was unbelievable. I have watched it on YouTube countless times, and it still gives me the chills.

What three things have to be in your refrigerator at all times?

A&W root beer, my drink of choice. Some oranges to snack on. And some ice cream.

What three words describe you best?

Smart, funny and kind.

Who do you enjoy debating the most on Fandings?

Chern Mathews, or @ChernfaceKillah. He is very logical and always puts a great argument forward. He always makes the debate fun.

What is your favorite thing about Fandings?

Being able to get your opinion out on a variety of topics. Not only does the app give you a platform to voice your opinion, it also allows you to see what the public thinks of your opinion. I also love the debate format, going head-to-head against another person, competing, trying to make your point known and, ultimately, winning the debate.