Razorback Expats

Razorback Expats

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Growing up in Little Rock in the 1980s, few things gave us more pleasure than Razorbacks sports. Whether we were watching Alvin Robertson on the hardwood or Quinn Grovey on the gridiron, we were captivated in the way that kids everywhere are captivated when watching their athletic heroes. When the Hogs won, we were joyous; when they lost, crestfallen.

In the early 90s, we both moved out of the state (barely) to attend the same college in Memphis, Tenn. You might think that the obsession would have waned; on the contrary, it exploded. Encountering lots of people who didn’t like the Hogs - even some who, horrors, hated the Razorbacks - our fandom kicked into overdrive. It also didn’t hurt that our small liberal arts college’s teams competed in the NCAA’s Division III and thus engendered no real loyalty and that the Arkansas basketball team was enjoying the greatest half decade in its history.

But after graduation, our obsession began to wane. One of us ended up on the West Coast, the other on the East Coast. In the midst of establishing careers and building new lives in new places, following the Hogs fell off the radar a bit.

Within the last year, however, we’ve felt ourselves drawn back to our boyhood obsession. While trading e-mails about Darren McFadden’s Heisman candidacy, Houston Nutt’s various trials and tribulations, and the university’s often tragic and comic search for a new basketball coach, we rediscovered the way Arkansas athletics can so thoroughly captivate, irritate and, especially, amuse us.

Thus, RazorbackExpats.com was born.

We look at the site as a way for two Arkansas expatriates to keep on top of and share our views on Razorback athletics. We plan to do so in a spirit of good humor, balance and perspective. The Earth does not hang in the balance with each Hogs’ game.

Furthermore, we will be filing no Freedom of Information requests for coaches’ cell phone records.

We hope you will join us.

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  • Blake Stansbery posted 1721 days ago

    Blake Stansbery

    Hey I frequent "yalls" blog. Didn't know you were on here. I am knew here but have been reading you for awhile.

    Just wrote a story about the Hogs moving on to Ole Miss for the game this Saturday.

    Also have a new one I am going to put out tomorrow on Pelphrey and the state of the program for the Ball Hawgs.

    Check em out if you get a chance.

    I also call the Hogs from way yonder. I live in Steamboat Springs, CO. It really brings your devotion closer if you ask me. You have to look for news and research things. You don't just hear it like when you lived back in Little Rock.

    Anyways glad to see yall on here and check my stories out tomorrow or if you get a chance.

    Blake Stansbery

  • Richard Marsh posted 1939 days ago

    Richard Marsh

    Would love your comments on this. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/141066-runnin-rebels-lose-season-finale-to-kentucky-in-nit-70-60

  • len laber posted 1941 days ago

    len laber

    Nice website! As a fellow website owner, i appreciate the time you spent putting it together and on it now. If you've never played fantasy march madness before, you gotta give it a try on my website! Here's why its better than brackets and a top players ranking list to get you started.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/139654-save-the-bracket-drama-for-your-mamma

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/140247-top-100-fantasy-march-madness-college-basketball-players-updated-march-16

  • Matt Miselis posted 1943 days ago

    Matt Miselis

    Hey Razorback,

    With Selection Sunday 1 days away, I decided to write a preview of the tourney. Who will get the number one seeds? What bubble teams will get a spot in the tourney? Whos hearts will be broken?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/138568-2009-conference-tournaments-why-they-have-already-shaken-up-the-big-dance

  • James Williamson posted 2022 days ago

    James Williamson

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/96893-bleacher-reports-sportsperson-of-the-year-award?just_published=1

    Who do you think is the most important person to Bleacher Report?