Shawn Crouthamel

Shawn Crouthamel


I am a lifelong Eastern Pennsylvania resident who has always dreamed of being a sportswriter. There is not a Philadelphia team that I don't pull for. While I love ice hockey more than any other sport, I live and die with all of the Philly teams. I am proud to say that I have passed the same traits on to my 9 year old son. He can't understand how anyone could root for a sports team that is not from Philly (you have to love the naivete of youth!). I love to take him to hockey games. I have a time capsule in my mind that is filled with moments that have occurred at hockey games when we were together. Is there a better moment in life than the one when your 9 year old gives you an excited high-five after your favorite hockey team puts one in the net? I think not.

The only pet-peeve I have is fans who do not respect a good piece of writing just because it does not apply to a team that they care to root for. I am open-minded enough to read and appreciate an article about any athlete on any team. Almost everyone on this site is like-minded. I guess we just can't give much credence to single-minded folks.

Keep up the great writing everyone!

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  • Alan Bass posted 3166 days ago

    Alan Bass

    Hey Shawn,
    My name is Alan, I'm the community leader for the NHL section, and I want to welcome you to Bleacher Report. If you have any questions or want me to look over an article, please feel free to post a note on my board or email me at

    Best of luck,