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I have played sports since the age of four, and I haven’t stopped. I played four years of baseball in college and I continue to coach baseball to this day.
As a journalist, I have covered college sports (predominantly football) in some capacity since 1998, and I have been writing for CSF since 2010. In January 2011, I became the senior editor of CSF, and in that time, I have met many people, collected many leather-bound books and my office smells of mahogany.
An interesting fact about me: I finished 3rd place in the Halloween Costume Competition at The Big Bang in Tempe, AZ on CSF’s last on-location tailgate special (I was robbed).
My favorite story of 2011: “One Year After Being Paralyzed, LeGrand Believes He Will Walk Again,” in sports illustrated (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/web/COM1191260/index.htm. It is one of the many stories of Rutgers football player, Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in 2010 in a game against Army, and since that time, LeGrand has defied all odds and has inspired all who has come to know his story.
I’m a junior at OSU, studying sports management. I’m originally from Southern Virginia, but moved to Ohio for school. I love sports because it’s something that brings all types of people together – people that wouldn’t normally socialize or be interested in the same thing can come together and cheer on or play a sport and know that they are wanting the same thing.
A little known fact about me: While I love sports, I have only played sports competitively once in my entire life,and that was in 7th grade.
My favorite sports news story from 2011: When Ohio State officially announced that Urban Meyer would be the new head coach (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7291653/ohio-state-buckeyes-introduce-urban-meyer-coach ).
I am going into my final year at The Ohio State University this fall and am studying sports management. I am from Beachwood, Ohio, which is a suburb of Cleveland. I am a very passionate Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan but a passionate general sports fan in general. I am very passionate about sports because it is the only form of entertainment that is truly unscripted and I think that is what makes them so great, and appeal to so many different types of people around the world.
A little known fact about me: My father, Eric, is a former Brutus the Buckeye from 1982-1985, and we share matching Brutus the Buckeye tattoos on our left shoulder blades. I have been going to Bucks games since I was a baby and was in attendance at the 2002 National Championship in the overtime thriller against the Miami Hurricanes.
Favorite sports news story: Reading about former Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson and his “Bo Bikes Bama” campaign. Bo Jackson rode his bike through Alabama to raise money for tornado victims. After the worst tornado year Alabama has ever seen Bo Jackson has raised $413,000 so far.
Being born and raised right outside Chicago before arriving at Ohio State, it is pretty obvious as to why I became such a devoted sports fan. When everything around you revolves around the Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, it is difficult to not get absorbed in the massive Chicago sports fan base.
I don’t view sports as a collective franchise that is all bundled into one; rather, I pay attention to specific details, stories, and plays of my favorite teams to get a greater appreciation of the sport and really get the sense of what being a fan is all about.
A little known fact about me: What most people do not know about me is that I remember the exact moment I became an avid sports fan. I was in sixth grade, it was September 2, 2003, and the Chicago Cubs were playing the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. I had just come home from school and found my mom and brother in the family room watching the game, which had just entered the bottom of the 15th at a 2-2 tie. Sammy Sosa was at the plate with one man on, and before I could even open my mouth to discuss how my day went, he cranked one out to left field and the game was over. I sat stunned at the sight of the players crowding the plate, the fans jumping out of their seats and my brother and mom shouting with grins across their faces. And from that moment on, I have kept up with every single Cubs game, whether it is on the radio, television or stats/play-by- plays online. And despite my passion for other sports and teams now, there was nothing like that afternoon, and there was, of course, nothing like the 2003 Chicago Cubs!
My favorite sports story of 2011: Virginia Commonwealth’s men’s basketball team’s journey to the Final Four. My dad and I were at their win over Georgetown at the United Center in Chicago and were mesmerized with their incredible spirit, talent, and dedication to the game as well as their unbelievable fans. It is always great seeing fresh faces and talent in tournaments that are normally overcome with the usual winners—Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, etc.—but when underdogs break away, it brings back the excitement and anticipation all of us yearn for and creates an unforgettable atmosphere for the future devoted fans.
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