Hey, I'm John. Many of my friends call me Bibbster. When I met Chris Berman at ESPN headquarters in the mid-'90s he gave me a Berman nickname - calling me John "The Lobster" Bibb.
As a wee lad my family moved from Miami, FL to Northern Virginia, way, way back in 1973. Naturally I am a DC-area sports fan. I used to go to NASL (soccer) games at RFK in the late '70s and watched Pele play live when he was with the NY Cosmos.
I will never forget the night I was watching the Redskins—Giants game and Joe Theismann's leg breaking in half on live TV.
I graduated from West Virginia University in 1992 with a degree in Journalism (Broadcast News) and a minor in political science. As a student, I was the news director of campus radio station WWVU-FM (U92FM), hired and trained new recruits each semester, and hosted a weekly, call-in talk show. Let's go Mountainers!
After graduation and returning to NoVa, I worked at WHFS-FM - "THE DC and Baltimore modern rock alternative." That had some perks. Every big band comes to the DC/Baltimore area for a gig.
My big break came in early 1993 when I was hired for an entry-level position at ABC News Nightine with Ted Koppel. I moved up the ranks to a production associate / associate producer position. I learned quality, professional, well-respected news producing from one of the best anchors of our lifetime, Ted Koppel and his executive producer, Tom Bettag. What an experience. I was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for my contributions on Nightline broadcasts with two EMMY awards. I've met Presidents, rock stars and athletes.
In 2000, a former senior producer at Nightline recruited me to join him and I was hired as a writer & producer for the National Geographic Channel. I was an "Official Launch Team Member" for the NatGeoChannel when the channel debuted January 1, 2001.
Fast forward a dozen years and I get a chance to write about the Redskins and resume some hobbies I know, learned and love. Thanks for the support, the comments and complaints. It's a learning process.
All about the Burgundy and Gold. Hail To The Redskins.
Thanks for your recent article, John, and good work—I liked the take on Week 4. Just wanted to point out that I embedded the first two tweets you used, but that I'm not seeing them show up on the page. I have saved them and corrected any problems with the media slots but was hoping you could have a look as well. Worst-case, we can go back and simply quote the tweets. Thanks again, and keep up the great work.
Went through and read your bio. Was very impressed. I know that you'd be a huge asset to us, and I think we could be that for you as well - in addition to doing something you love. I'd love to swap some emails with you regarding a position on my site. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org - If you don't mind - I'd love to hear from you. Thanks John
Not a problem, John. I'm glad that I was able to clean it up for you.
Thanks, John. Glad to help.
I applied to work at bleacher report and no one responded to my application. What would your advice be about working for bleacher report or being a sports journalist in general? I have a lot of experience for someone my age (a college senior). I have written for my high school and college newspapers. I have also written for my local newspaper. I would really appreciate any advice you could give me.
hey man look at this for me
Are you sure the Redskins need to beat Dallas? I don't think so!
I believe this got started by people thinking Dallas would win today and they would be meeting all tied up, but now they are not!
Washington now is 9-7
Dallas is 8-6
Dallas beating Washington leaves these two teams tied up,
The tiebreakers are as followed,
head to head if dallas wins they split the series,
won lost percentage in the division, if Dallas wins they are the same,
Best won loss percentage common games , again if dallas wins this will be equal
best played within conference
right now wash is 7 w 4 losses in the conference
dallas is 5 wins 6 losses in the conference
if wash loses this will be 7 wins 5 losses
dallas win gives them 6 wins 6 losses,
Wash has the better record, even with a Dallas win!!
To me it looks like Washington has won the division on a conference tiebreaker?? Yes?
Rules below for tiebreaker
TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION
If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.
Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
Strength of victory.
Strength of schedule.
Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best net points in common games.
Best net points in all games.
Best net touchdowns in all games.
Thanks Anthony. I wondered why that went unnoticed and had no idea how to let someone know.
Hey John, I just so happened to see your recent comment on Florencia's board regarding Mike Shanahan's tag and made the request for update. In the event you ever run into similar issues (or missing tags), here is the page http://bleacherreport.com/pages/tagrequests