Welcome to Steve's Sports Life

Stephen RamirezContributor IJuly 8, 2009

Well hello there, blogosphere!  Welcome to my blog, a place where hopefully I’ll keep you interested in what you’re reading. 

Obviously, I’m a huge sports fan, otherwise I wouldn’t have begun this site.  But, first things first, let me write a little something about myself before I get to the “nitty gritty” of sports life.

My name is Stephen Ramirez, but you can call me Steve.  I’m a 28-year-old in the United States Air Force.  I’ve proudly served since 2001, and hope to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

I live in Las Vegas with my wife, and we are expecting our first child this October.  I was born in Southern California, and also lived in Phoenix, Mexico, Albuquerque, and Atlanta, among other places. 

I call Atlanta home, and am a huge Braves and Falcons fan.  I was raised as a Dodgers fan, and still hold a little spot in my heart for them; I’m also a huge Lakers fan.  Always have been, always will be.

My obsession with sports began when I was about three, when my older brother was playing little league baseball.  I love baseball...obsessively. 

I loathe the Celtics, the Panthers and Buccaneers, and especially the Mets.  I think M.J. and Magic are like Kobe & LeBron...who’s better?  The debate can go on and on.

I like to think of myself as a sports buff; someone who’s willing and able to have a clear, non-partisan sports conversation regardless of the topic. 

I love what the Tampa Bay Rays did last year, and was disappointed in my Atlanta Braves.  Last year’s Olympics basketball was probably the purest basketball I’ve seen in my lifetime...and yes, that includes Dream Team I.

Is it just me, or are Boston fans are beginning to get that “annoying” stigma Yankees fans had for so long?  I wonder if the Cubbies will ever win one in my lifetime.  Did anyone think Matt Ryan would be this good, this fast? 

So there it is: a tiny little preview of what to expect.  I’ll cover the three major sports; no reporting, strictly commentary.  I have no credentials, and will not pretend to; it's all about the love of the game.  So thanks for stopping by!