Sorry man, i never got to see this thread. I'd be happy to offer some advice.
Ideally, you need to think about what you want to do, what will give you satisfaction in life. But there are other things to consider.
First, being a sports writing is a highly competetive industry. More and more people are having the same thoughts you are about loving sports and writing, and wanting to combine their two passions. While there may be many jobs available in the area of sports writing/essays, it is difficult to be particularly successful in such a field. Think about it this way... if you pursue a career and sports writing and it doesn't work out, you don't have a lot to fall back on.
Now, I'm going to lay it out right here... I'm biased. I went to school for business and I have my BSBA in Information Systems Management. There were a lot of opportunities for me in my major in a lot of different fields. I'm currently very satisfied, as I am currently a IT consultant to a large, industry leading manufacturing corporation. And no, I didn't go to some fancy college either.
So here's my argument... a business education not only provides many opportunities and the possiblity for job satisfaction, it can also be very lucrative and is perfect for the ambitously-minded person. If you feel like you want to work hard and move up the ranks in a corporation or even just work for a small business, well, I don't need tell you what to consider.
But here's the beauty part. If you take on a career in business, you can still love sports. You can still write about sports. The opportunities are there and you'll be more likely to have the financial stability from a career in business to pursue something like sports writing if that's what compells you.
Finally, if you're passionate about writing about sports, then that's what you should do. Simple as that, you should follow what compells you more than anything. But you wouldn't be asking if you were sure about it.
So, in a nutshell, I would suggest business.