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I believe sports are a metaphor for life. Almost every example that you see in your daily world, can be applied on the field. Can you come through when you are needed most? Do you have what it takes to make the correct split decisions? Are you calm while your world is falling apart?

I am first and foremost a Chicago sports fan but still support various teams/athletes from all over the place that I've managed to pick up along the way (see list below).
I am never one to shy away from watching/participating in any since each requires a special talent that needs to be appreciated. I want to share some of my knowledge with all you readers and hopefully we can both become better people at the end of the journey.

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  • Nihal Advani posted 1647 days ago

    Nihal Advani

    Hey Manish,

    Just wanted to let you know that I'm a huge fan of your work. I find myself on your blog at least 3-4 times a day.

    I stumbled across an article the other day that I thought you might find interesting. Here's the link:

    Anyways, keep up the great work. You'll always have a fan in me!


  • Josh Matt posted 1894 days ago

    Josh Matt

    care for a fan add?

  • Jeremy Eckstein posted 1896 days ago

    Jeremy Eckstein

    Manish, thanks for the words of support. I've reduced the numbers of tennis articles for now, but I'm going through a busy time with other things. For now I'll see if I can write one per week, though I'm an avid college football fan and have been doing some calculations with that.

    Regarding your question about my writing. I actually followed and wrote historical pieces on the NBA, though only a handful were published in some outdated journals. Later I did write short stories and three novels (sci-fi, sports fiction and reviews of old TV shows)--though I only pushed hard for one novel to be published. In the end there is a lot of red tape, timing, patience and connections to make, so I've set them aside to instruct writing in my area and to write freelance pieces.

    I've enjoyed B/R and those who have responded to my writing, but as I'm sure you've noticed as a fellow writer here--B/R tends to promote quick headline writing and those who can produce it as fast as possible. Quantity is first, but I'd rather not get in a rat race. I would like to occasionally produce good articles when I can.

    Hope your writing experience is going well. Looks like you've got quite a variety with cricket, wrestling and NBA. Keep up the good work!

  • Caleb Thomas posted 1918 days ago

    Caleb Thomas

    You're welcome. Glad I could help.

  • Chinmay posted 1920 days ago


    It is my pleasure. I really enjoyed your latest article.

    As for me, I am not a legend or anything. It is just that readers here have been exceptionally kind to me. Anyway, thanks for such kind words, mate. I truly appreciate it.

    Keep up the great work. I will indeed be following it.

  • Josh Matt posted 1922 days ago

    Josh Matt

    how did u start out on BR?

  • Jeremy Eckstein posted 2060 days ago

    Jeremy Eckstein

    Thanks for the fan add. Always nice to see an all-sports fan who loves tennis as well, especially being able to discuss names like Ivanisevic, Edberg, Sampras etc. Good debut article you wrote, and best of luck to your writing. Hope your Cubs come through someday, though it looks like OKC has the greatest chance for an eventual championship.