Oh hello there...

My name is Shaun. I am a Libra who enjoys long walks on the beach and candlelight dinners. Also, sports.

I'm a huge San Francisco Giants, Sacramento Kings and San Francisco 49ers fan, so these are the teams I primarily focus on, but love sports in general, and will write about pretty much any team or player.

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  • Eddy Jenkins posted 1617 days ago

    Eddy Jenkins

    How dare you not give any respect to the Mets in your article about the best baseball cities! Their fan base is more dedicated than the Yankees. I should know, I am a lifelong fan and have gone to Citi Field, which is a great ballpark. Don't forget 1969 and 1986!

  • Kyle Langan posted 2309 days ago

    Kyle Langan

    Hey, would you be able to send your e mail to klangan@omnipossible.com? I want to get the B/R community leaders on a mailing list for a press release on behalf of Sports Media 101.


  • John Rushing posted 2352 days ago

    John Rushing

    Yes, NBC Sports. The same people who carry Sunday Night Football and the Olympics, two of the highest-rated sports broadcasts in the country. Definitely a step up from small, soccer-only cable channels. Soccer games, while not yet achieving similar TV ratings to the established American sports, are being watched by steadily increasing audiences.

    And while you're looking up the exponentially rising youth soccer participation rates in this country, you might also notice a similar trend in match attendances both for MLS and international matches. MLS teams are building (and filling) new stadiums almost one per year. Crowds at Seattle, Portland, Vancouver or Toronto matches could rival those at the smaller English Premier League stadiums. Seventy thousand people just showed up for an exhibition match in the Meadowlands. A Latin American population that gravitates to soccer more than any other sport is growing by leaps and bounds and will continue to do so.

    All of the trends are upward. There is NO statistical or cultural evidence to suggest that soccer will diminish in popularity anywhere in the world, let alone the US.

    Fans of soccer take articles like yours personally because we're tired of being spoken to like un-American outsiders because of our love of the game, especially by people with nothing to back up their statements except their own misguided preconceptions.

  • John Rushing posted 2353 days ago

    John Rushing

    By the way, NBC just signed a contract to start carrying MLS games in 2012. So clearly someone who is educated about sports trends in the United States disagrees with you. Did it ever occur to you to look at a statistic or two regarding soccer's popularity in the US before you spewed out a meaninglessly narcissistic article about it "will never matter"?

    "From 1990 to 2003, the number of participants on U.S. high school soccer teams more than doubled, from about 305,000 to nearly 659,000." - USA Today 2/1/2007

    From the Boston Globe:

    Soccer has been steadily and measurably increasing in popularity for the last 20 years in the United States, and to suggest that it will "never matter" in the face of so much evidence to the contrary demonstrates your ineptitude as a journalist.

  • Daliso Wasa posted 2365 days ago

    Daliso Wasa

    Don't write articles about sports you don't understand.Rather stick to what you know & thats American sports.Your article just exhibited your ignorance about Football.

  • Denis Doci posted 2369 days ago

    Denis Doci

    incorrigible? Wtf. In what way are you trying to correct or reform football fans? Maybe your should know what you're talking about before you write it.

  • Shaun Toback posted 2372 days ago

    Shaun Toback

    Oh, soccer fans. You're incorrigible!

  • Nelson Cheung posted 2374 days ago

    Nelson Cheung

    i dont think you can claim that you like sports in general, i dont think you understand sports at all. i was entertained by your ignorances in the worst "sports" article ever.

  • Diego Alcatraz posted 2376 days ago

    Diego Alcatraz

    You literally wrote the worst article in the history of Bleacher Report

  • Joy Williams posted 2376 days ago

    Joy Williams

    Are you like 12, you look young Shaun, very young. HEY who gave the baby a pen! On the bright side glad you admit to being somewhat IGNORANT.