Francisco E.  Velazquez

Francisco E. Velazquez

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A three-sport letter-winner in high school, sports have always had an impact on my emotions (as millions, I'm sure, can relate to). I've always found writing therapeutic. So, writing about sport fits my bill.

I am a graduate of Michigan State University's Journalism School. My intent is to serve you all as a fan who trains in writing and thus practices journalism.

I have served in numerous positions. I was a national news editor and layout director for Purpose Magazine. I moved on to online storytelling as an Arts and Culture writer for The Big Green Online Magazine. But beyond my recent post as the communications assistant and desktop publisher for the Michigan State University Spartan Fund, I also contribute as an editor here for all you "Bleacher Creatures."

I love all the major professional and collegiate sports. But I especially love the fact that sports bring people together. I really relish the opportunities to join my family on ocassion to watch the next Puerto Rican boxer rise to fame. I also love to join my fraternity brothers outside Spartan Stadium whenever there is a planned tailgate (Ditto for the Final Fours). Lastly, I love the fact that WHEN the Cubs go to the world Series, I will be joined, not only by 20 of my immediate family members, but also by millions of brothers and sisters armed with the same blue hat.

I'm truly just a fan. I bleed Cubbie blue and have an engrained 'C' on my forehead. I live to see the Cubs win a World Series for my forefathers who've fallen without purchasing a memorial Cubs' World Series shirt or other particular paraphanelia. I'm very opinionated but have the ability to be objective.

Hey, I'm a journalist. Most of all, I'm a fan.

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  • Michael Gibbons posted 1634 days ago

    Michael Gibbons

    My foul proof plan to bring the Bulls back to glory. Let me know what you think
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/376819-the-plan-da-bulls-should-follow

  • Michael Gibbons posted 1651 days ago

    Michael Gibbons

    Wade to da Bulls?
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/368767-dwades-last-visit-to-the-uc-as-a-visitor

  • Michael Gibbons posted 1669 days ago

    Michael Gibbons

    Chester Taylor = Edgar Bennette
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/358492-chester-taylor-the-2nd-coming-of-edgar-bennett

  • Michael Gibbons posted 1690 days ago

    Michael Gibbons

    who is the best?
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/345153-greatest-running-back-of-alltime

  • Oliver Suarez posted 1761 days ago

    Oliver Suarez

    check out my latest article..thanks
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/302325-manny-pacquiao-vs-floyd-mayweather-jr-has-there-been-a-fight-like-this

  • Richard Everett posted 1777 days ago

    Richard Everett

    Hey Francisco
    Check my new article- it may be on the horizon but it should be shelved.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/293649-ricky-hatton-vs-juan-m-marquez-boxing-has-no-place-for-this-fight

  • JW Nix posted 1782 days ago

    JW Nix

    you might dig this from KD. Worthy of AOTD :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/289279-i-think-i-love-hockey

  • Kenneth Ragpala posted 1783 days ago

    Kenneth Ragpala

    Just wrote a new article. My first boxing interview really. Hope you guys can check it out.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/289121-mia-etelpelto-in-her-own-words?just_published=1

  • JW Nix posted 1788 days ago

    JW Nix

    here is a story of another NFL Legend who has yet to get his deserved respect :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/286573-crazy-canton-cuts-ed-meador

  • Keith Schlosser posted 1788 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    As a Knicks Featured Columnist, I will be making periodical attempts to give fans an inside look at the different aspects of Knicks games. Take a look at what I came up with when Lebron James came to visit.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/286083-keiths-knickerbockers-korner-reliving-the-hype-the-top-10-things-about-lebron-james-appearance-at-msg#page/11

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