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Hey everyone. I'm Michael Smith and I'm a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. I graduated from the University of Utah in 2013 and will be attending Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in the fall.

My favorite sports reporters are Arash Markazi, Bill Plaschke, Bill Simmons, Cathal Kelly, Ken Rosenthal, Skip Bayless, Mike Silver, Peter King, Rick Reilly and Ian Rapoport.

I hope to become an NFL beat writer and eventually a general sports columnist for a major newspaper or online publication.

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  • matt tarpey posted 1585 days ago

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  • matt tarpey posted 1589 days ago

    matt tarpey

    you should take a look at your bruins roster piece. needs to be changed around. respectfully, kind of everythings wrong.

  • Chris Blanchard posted 1613 days ago

    Chris Blanchard

    Congrats on your new FC status Michael, welcome to the team!

  • Tom Schreier posted 1620 days ago

    Tom Schreier

    Thanks for the message regarding the Moss article. I really appreciate it. I'll keep an eye out for your writing as well.

  • Garrett Baker posted 1626 days ago

    Garrett Baker

    Thanks Michael, much appreciated. As much as I dislike the Bruins, you've written some interesting articles about them the past few weeks, and if you can get me interested in an article about the Bruins then that's a compliment in of itself.

  • Justin Bedi posted 1627 days ago

    Justin Bedi

    Thanks Michael, appreciate it!

  • Rick Suter posted 1628 days ago

    Rick Suter

    Hey Michael,

    Thank you for the thumbs-up on the Angels coverage, sir. I really appreciate the positive feedback—especially from a Yankees guy.

    I would say something cheesy here like "keep doing your thing,"but if you are going to Medill J' school I don't think you need a reminder on something you are already accomplishing. Very impressive.

    Best of luck at Northwestern,


  • Will Leivenberg posted 1671 days ago

    Will Leivenberg

    Thanks for becoming a fan, Michael. How are enjoying Bleacher Report so far? I really liked your first piece. Although I'm not the biggest hockey fan, I've paid a good deal of attention during the playoffs and now the Stanley Cup. I'm amazed at how fast pace the sport is, which perhaps isn't so surprising since I'm a big golf fan haha Maybe the exact opposite of hockey.

    Thanks again, Michael, and if you have questions about the site or suggestions for how we can improve it please don't hesitate to contact me.