Steffi Sorensen

🏀 Steffi Sorensen has been an ESPN college basketball analyst for nearly a decade.

Steffi doesn’t just play an expert role on TV, she was voted Most Valuable Player and team captain at the University of Florida where she set three-point shooting records and earned a degree in telecommunications in 2010. Steffi divides her time between Atlanta and her hometown of Jacksonville, FL.

With March Madness upon us, we asked Steffi for her Top 5 something, and she delivered her must-haves for watching the NCAA Tournament at home.

1. Nike Yoga Joggers: Clothing is important because it sets the tone. You want to be in comfortable clothes while doing side planks on the couch for an unknown amount of time. Set a new PR while you’re at it. You can’t go wrong with Nike’s new line of yoga apparel, only we don’t really do yoga, but stretching after games is encouraged. My favorite pair is available in the new Ponce City Market Nike Store.

2. titos and Topo Chico (with a lime): I first came across this concoction on a hot ATL summer day at Krog Street Market after a walk on the BeltLine, and I’m glad I did, it’s delicious and refreshing. You don’t have to take my word for it, give it a try, but good luck getting back.

3. To eat: Let’s face it, pizza is great fuel for watching buzzers. My favorite pizzeria in town is Antico in West Midtown, but to make a sure bet buy a second box at Fellini’s on Ponce, and yes just cheese. Nothing special.

4. Multiple screens: It sounds daunting, but if you have a laptop, a phone and a TV, you can access three games at the same time. Downloading some of the streaming services pays dividends when there are several good games playing at once, and you want to be able to watch more than one or two games that are streaming. And if you don’t have a cable, call your parents, it’s time to get the most out of electronics!

5. Desserts: I would make a mistake if I did not say that I have a sweet tooth. If we’re really aiming for the full experience while watching from home, my favorite dessert is a cronut from Five Daughters Bakery. I first visited their location in Nashville and fell in love. I’m so glad they’re here to stay in Atlanta. It’s not your average donut, but it’s not your average game, so it’s time to raise the bar.