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 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.