A strong passion of sports has brought me to live that life. Understanding the real breath of sports to the finest detail and translating athletics with strong rhetoric are two of my greatest talents. The Pistons are my true love, but I have strong and open affairs with the Heat, Thunder, Patriots, Lions, Tigers and Red Sox. I hate the Jets, Celtics and especially the Yankees. Michael Smith, J.A. Adande, Michael Wilbon, Bill Simmons, Woody Paige (yes, really), Stuart Scott, Kenny Anderson and Brian Windhorst range among the few that provide material that is truthful, substantiated, investigative, below the surface, entertaining and comprehensive. The likes of Jim Rome and John Buccigross need to begin covering Alaskan volleyball, immediately. Beacons of hope in the sports world are Erin Andrews and renegotiated CBAs.