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You could say I'm in love with America's lovable losers, but I do hope that someday I will be able to see both a Cubs World Series win and the Bills lifting the Lombardi trophy with Jim Nantz doing the postgame interviews (hopefully it is a CBS year).
My love for sports started at an early age when I used to memorize each box score in the morning newspaper so that I could report the previous night's recap to the kids at school. They called me Mr. Stats and a love was born.
Since then I have been well traveled with stops as a sports guy for an R&B station in Boston, the ESPN Stats & Analysis department, a sports information assistant in Mississippi and now a Sports Information Director for a small school on the North Shore of Boston. I have also produced and co-hosted two radio shows, The Kyle Tait Show in Jackson, MS and my own show, StatsNation Radio.
I am thrilled to be here at bleacher report to serve you as best I can. I love feedback on articles. Anything that is constructive or something you liked, feel free to let me know so I deliver only the best to you.
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No problem, Joshua. "That" is the worst. I see and hear it everywhere now and it bugs me. And you would think "head coach" is capitalized if it's a title, but it's one of the few things that's not capitalized. Weird.
You're welcome, Joshua! Keep up the good work.
No worries. Exciting draft for the Bills!
Thanks Joshua! I have been following the Bills for over 20 years so I understand how passionate the fan base is and what comes with that
You're welcome, Joshua! And I understand and respect the need to use "7." Keep up the good work!
No problem, mang. Ya, on B/R "NBA draft" and "NFL draft" aren't capitalized. It's the preference. And I just looked back at your article and saw that the text is smaller than it should be. Try to contact an editor higher up who can find out why that is.
Thanks, Joshua. I like the way you consider the psychological angles when considering how teams pick. Very interesting piece.
Thanks, Joshua. From what I've heard in similar incidents, changes in capitalization are not uncommon when the document is converted and uploaded. Good, thorough article. After the moves Buffalo made in the front office, It will definitely be interesting to see what other personnel changes they undergo when it's all said and done this summer.
No problem at all. As I said, these things can be a bit confusing sometimes. I would just recommend skimming through the style guide and going with your gut when editing. A few minor errors are no problem, as that's what we're here for.
Hey, Joshua. Thanks for getting to me about this. The rules can be a little tricky sometimes, so I'll try and help clarify things.
For percentages, you really only use the percent symbol in stat lines. For example, you may say "No one has been as good this season as Kobe Bryant (25.6 PPG, 48% FG)." Stat lines must also be in parenthesis.
For numbers, zero through nine are written out, while numbers 10 and above are presented in numerical form. However, there are exceptions to this. Numbers in headlines are always presented in numerical form, even if they are below 10. Numbers above 10 can be written out when used at the beginning of a sentence. Those are the only two exceptions I can think of off the top of my head, but B/R style guide covers all the bases.
I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any more questions. Keep up the good work!