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Coming from a small town in Iowa and not being much of a farmer or country fan, it was easy developing a huge interest in national sports. Plus, the first thing my dad said to me when I was born was what NFL games were on that Sunday. Obviously, I was jinxed for life, but in a good way.
I'm currently the Featured Columnist of the Denver Nuggets, but I'm a fan of most professional and collegiate sports. As a co-founder of http://dailyfantasywinners.com., I believe daily fantasy sports is the next big thing. I'm also the author of, "The Ryder Cup: A Signature History" (will be published in near future).
The BCS is one of the worst things to ever happen in sports. A 16-team playoff with 10 conference champions and six at-large teams would be best. The 64-team format of March Madness was the best postseason tournament in sports (although the current one isn't too shabby). The one-and-done rule for the NBA is awful. Pass interference being a spot foul in the NFL is way too drastic for how tight the game is called today. I'm waiting for MLB to establish a salary cap. Sports reporters doing in-game interviews with coaches need to stop answering their own questions within the questions they are asking (Gregg Popovich is must-watch television).
My frequent tweets can be about any sport, but I can go on rants about poor officiating. To be fair, HD and slow-motion replay has made everyone aware that basketball is nearly impossible to officiate properly. The imitating I do of sports announcers and analysts can get out of hand. Actually, that happens with video-game characters from my childhood too. During my lifetime, I hope a new sport is invented and becomes as popular as the NFL today. Any spare time is devoted to the golf course, usually resulting in a round of 42-33-75.
College Background: I graduated from Bowling Green State University studying Sport Management and Journalism. While I hosted a radio show called, "Uhh Excuse Me?" for two years, I also worked as a radio broadcaster for the Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization and a journalist for the BG News for just about every BG sport. Before I went to BG, I was the assistant sports information director at Iowa Wesleyan College.
I know it is just random fun but you must be in love with Jordan Farmar to have taken him in the 5th round. So many much better players still on the board.
I see that you're a big fan of the Nuggets, and I'd love if you could stop by a site that I work on and make the Nuggets' pick for them in our fan interactive mock draft! Thanks!
Also, I see that you went to BG, I know a couple people who go there currently, and I'm actually considering transferring there after this year. Small world.
Thanks for becoming a fan, Nick! How are you enjoying writing for B/R? It looks you have a great deal of experience, which is terrific, and I'm eager to see what you think of the sports writing internship. I was part of the internship a few years ago and really enjoyed it, definitely enjoyed the challenge as well. Good luck, Nick, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.