Friday, August 26, 2011
The First Post
After months of sending out resumes, calling up local newspapers for freelancing gigs and basically scouring the web for anything that will allow me to continue writing after college, I've decided to go ahead and do it myself. Armed with a recently-purchased laptop and a some free time on my hands, blogging seems like the next logical step. Although this blog's title implies that this is just another random attempt of one of the internet's millions of users trying to write about sports, I plan to make it more than that. After spending three years working for my college's daily newspaper, which includes more than seven semesters as the sports editor, I feel I can offer a "behind-the-scenes" glimpse of sports coverage that you otherwise wouldn't see. For example, ESPN.com may run a 4-part series on a small-town baseball team from Texas, but why? There's got to be a reasoning behind it. Sports coverage isn't simply sports coverage anymore. Also, one of the highlights of not having an employer is that I can write anything I want about anything I want. As a journalist, you're taught from the very beginning that the reader doesn't want your opinion - just facts. Well, I have an opinion, so I plan on letting it be heard. And you, as the reader, have the right to comment, agree, argue, dispute or otherwise ridicule whatever opinions I may have, so feel free. Regardless, I appreciate you taking the time to check out some of my posts. There will surely be more coming in the near future.