Daniel McGowin

Daniel McGowin


Formerly 'Uncle Popov', I have decided to start going by my given name as I make a return to Bleacher Report!

Sports is my passion to the point where my wife thinks it is more important that she; she may not be entirely wrong! My sports interest is wide-ranging, but I tend to be most interested in college football. I am neither a journalist nor a former athlete, unless you count my one season playing college football...in Japan. Seriously.

I am currently an assistant professor at Alabama State University. I have conducted sports-related research in the past and will, on occasion, incorporate that into my articles.

Here are some of the works which I am most proud :

NCAA Football Conferences and the Broken System - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/284690-the-bcs-conferences-and-justice-in-college-football (some people missed the point on this one)

Sports Media and the Loss of Power - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/267378-jeff-passan-sports-media-and-the-loss-of-power

Josh Hamilton and Human Frailty - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/234967-disasterpieces-josh-hamilton-addiction-and-human-frailty

Brett Favre's Football Addiction - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/219462-hi-my-name-is-brett-and-i-am-an-addict-brett-favre-and-football

The Pimping of Candace Parker - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/148265-the-pimping-of-candace-parker

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  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 1816 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome!

  • Daniel Muth posted 2079 days ago

    Daniel Muth

    What's your diss subject buddy? Trying to finish mine at the moment too! LOL

  • Bleacher Report posted 2129 days ago

    Bleacher Report

    Could've sworn I was already a fan.

  • Tim Seeman posted 2131 days ago

    Tim Seeman

    this brett favre article of mine started out as a comment on your article. i'd appreciate it if you'd take a look at it. thanks.


  • Steven Resnick posted 2222 days ago

    Steven Resnick

    James Montgomery formerly of Cal currently at Washington State will his story become another inspirational one?http://bleacherreport.com/articles/279299-james-montgomery-will-face-an-uphill-battle-that-he-can-hurdle

  • Matt Algarin posted 2240 days ago

    Matt Algarin

    No problem man... glad to help.

  • Mosang Miles posted 2241 days ago

    Mosang Miles

    Never a problem Popov. I remember those early days of Napster fondly...and still grind my teeth when I think of how Metallica banned me.

  • Richard O'Neal posted 2282 days ago

    Richard O'Neal

    Former Kentucky Coach Arrested for Drunken Driving

    Please read and add comments on your thoughts about the ever-growing problem of alcohol on our roads.



  • A. Version 2.0 posted 2290 days ago

    A. Version 2.0


    Hey Uncle,

    Check this out and give me some feedback if you don't mind

  • Richard O'Neal posted 2290 days ago

    Richard O'Neal

    Tarvaris Jackson to Jacksonville?

    Please read and comment on how you feel about this move.