Getting Dumped after the Kiss Cam: What I Learned about Being Part of Sports’ Briefest Love Story

Megan McLachlan
4 min readJul 19, 2021
Photo by Lindsey Turner

When I was in middle school, I opted out of a game of Spin The Bottle at a friend’s birthday party because I didn’t want my kissing skills (or lack thereof) to be on display for all the world to see. Even though it was a room of maybe eight or nine peers, the voyeurism and judgment felt a little like auditioning for American

Megan McLachlan

Writer, Editor, Lightweight. After two drinks, I start licking faces.