Mike Carley

Mike Carley

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I'm 27 year old sports addict from Los Angeles, but currently living in Minneapolis. I attended the University of Pennsylvania and played (or more accurately practiced) football there for two seasons and part of my Junior year. I played Tight End due to my ability to catch the ball, but my complete inability to block anybody bigger than a 4th grader ultimately led to my demise. I then devoted the rest of my time to graduating with honors with a degree in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics. I never did any formal journalistic writing in either high school or college, but I love writing and I love sports, and feel like that's got to count for something. The most formal thing I've ever written was my honors thesis, which analyzed the inherent difficulties in the war in Iraq, and compared the theoretical solutions on how to overcome those obstacles to the actual methods being utilized both in the conflict and the drafting of Iraq's constitution.

I have moved tons of places and didn't really settle in one place until Los Angeles in 7th grade. That would explain my scattered allegiances, as my little brother was born in Dallas (Go Cowboys), my Dad and his family are from Chicago and I lived there from 1990-1993 (Go Bulls), and I really didn't care about baseball until high school when I lived in Los Angeles (Go Dodgers). Suffice it to say, it has been a pretty miserable decade to be a fan of those three teams. But thank God for Derrick Rose.

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  • Michael Gibbons posted 1625 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 1625 days ago

    Michael Gibbons

    My thoughts on Noah gate and why does Stacey King have a job calling games
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/376552-welcome-to-noah-gate-where-36-seconds-means-alot
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/376475-stacey-king-needs-to-go-far-far-away

  • Phil Brennan posted 1763 days ago

    Phil Brennan

    LaRon Landry calls-out Roy Williams.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/296479-forget-his-hands-williams-heart-is-called-into-question

  • Teddy Mitrosilis posted 1771 days ago

    Teddy Mitrosilis

    Hey Mike,

    At some point, we need to see that the NFC isn't just a group of frauds. If you have time, please check out my column. Thanks!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/291231-nfc-east-cant-be-this-fraudulent-can-it

    Teddy

  • Alex Johnson posted 1772 days ago

    Alex Johnson

    Pats/Colts, Brady vs. Manning, a possible NFC upset and much much more in Week 10!!!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/290840-sunday-morning-under-the-helmet-what-to-watch-for-in-nfl-week-ten/show_full

  • JW Nix posted 1776 days ago

    JW Nix

    I HAD to get this rant out :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/288641-the-redskins-discover-their-problem-no-testicles

  • Alex Johnson posted 1779 days ago

    Alex Johnson

    Week Nine is here! Check out what's in store for today's games and which undefeated team I think will go down today!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/286460-sunday-morning-under-the-helmet-what-to-watch-for-in-nfl-week-nine/show_full

  • JW Nix posted 1783 days ago

    JW Nix

    Now that the offense is done, it is time for the defense :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/284160-the-almost-all-time-tennessee-titans-defense

  • JW Nix posted 1785 days ago

    JW Nix

    you may like this :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/282844-the-almost-all-time-tennessee-titans-offense

  • Keith Schlosser posted 1796 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    Are Chris Duhon and Toney Douglas the answers to the Knicks' point guard woes?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/276444-knicks-still-struggling-to-find-the-right-point

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