Joi Whitmore

Joi Whitmore

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I have had a passion for sports since the age of 5 - thanks to growing up in a very sports oriented family. From Nascar to NBA and MBA, my father taught me as much as I chose to absorb.

Living only a few miles from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it was nearly impossible to not be a Tarheel fan thanks to the dynamic Michael Jordan.

My father was a Washington Redskins fan when I really started to take notice of the NFL and my natural choice for my own team was the rivals of the ’skins - the love ‘em or hate ‘em Cowboys. Watching my father scream at the t.v., and taunt my eventual favorite by calling them the "Cowgirls", I immediately knew that competition was a beautiful thing.

Even through a transitional life move to Florida as a teenager, I kept my loyalty to the Dallas Cowboys. I attended my first NFL game at Texas Stadium in 1998 vs the rival Redskins and was hooked on the game, the team, and the stadium for life.

I also began my love of writing at the age of 8. What started as a girlie-diary-keeping activity has now turned into many volumes of stories of life, sprinkled with tidbits of my football ups and downs.

I recently reviewed my writings through my twenties and was unaware of how much I journaled about watching games, yelling at the t.v., and the glory of days when my team was in the Super Bowl.

Although my major in college was graphic design and t.v. production, I became involved in sports broadcasting on a local AM station thanks to a friend I had known for many years. It was by accident that I appeared on the show when one day they asked a question about the NFL’s all time leading rusher - the answer to which I knew - and our phone banter turned into an invite to be a guest on the show.

“Sports Talk with Kono and MJ”, my intials were used as an indirect reference to the great Michael Jordan. After a short and fun run on one a.m. station, we eventually moved to a larger market and broadcasted our last show in the fall of 2004.

Currently, we are seeking to rejuvenate our radio show in the South Florida market and hope to be able to support the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami.

My lifelong loyalty lies with the Cowboys, and I’ll be the first to admit that my other favorite team is not the Miami Dolphins. However, I find it challenging and yet satisfying to write about this team that is so close to my home, and can be at times, so close to my heart.

Loving the NFL means loving all of it.

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  • Glenn Card posted 1682 days ago

    Glenn Card

    My advice? Throw the athletes under the bus.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/368245-professional-male-athletes-cheaters-all

  • Henry Ball posted 1771 days ago

    Henry  Ball

    Pick the winners, win the loot!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/314060-southern-fried-football-bowl-challengebeat-the-czar-win-money

    Take the challenge, it'll be fun!

  • Glenn Card posted 1788 days ago

    Glenn Card

    I just had to say something.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/304395-bill-belichick-doesnt-care-what-you-think-or-say

  • Henry Ball posted 1799 days ago

    Henry  Ball

    I have just published a battle cry for (LSU) Tiger Nation. It's a must read for Tiger fans and it might be my best literary effort to date, I hope everyone will enjoy regardless of team or sport affiliation.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/297455-charge-of-the-tigers-a-battle-cry-for-lsus-les-miles-from-death-valley

    Please let me know what you think, I hope you like it and feel free to recommend it to a couple of friends if you find me worthy!.

    Thanks in advance - HB

  • Glenn Card posted 1820 days ago

    Glenn Card

    Hey Joi,
    I haven't checked in with you for a while.
    Terry posted this weeks Pats collaboration.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/285314-nfl-week-nine-picks-from-new-england-patriots-fans-perspective

  • Glenn Card posted 1848 days ago

    Glenn Card

    I got voted off the island for this round in the series.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/269178-nfl-week-five-picks-from-new-england-patriots-fans-perpective

  • Glenn Card posted 1855 days ago

    Glenn Card

    Week 4 picks are out.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/265008-nfl-week-four-picks-from-new-england-patriots-fans-perspective

  • Glenn Card posted 1864 days ago

    Glenn Card

    All names were changed to protect the innocent. = -}
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/259574-im-heramtile-and-planning-a-patriots-fan-counter-intervention

  • robert a posted 1868 days ago

    robert a

    Hey Joi:

    Got a new Americas Table out if you wanna check it out.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/257796-americas-table-the-giants-come-to-town-week-2-2009

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