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In addition to being a Bleacher Report Boxing Columnist, Briggs Seekins writes a column on combat sports for The National Police Gazette: http://policegazette.us/. His first professional writing assignment was covering high school baseball for the York County Coast Star in Kennebunk, Maine, during his Senior year of high school. After serving as a mechanized infantryman with the Third Armored Division during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Desert Saber he earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Southern Maine and an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, where he was the poetry editor of Salt Hill literary magazine. Over two decades he has published poetry, fiction, literary criticism, political philosophy, small-town journalism and newsletter articles about seasonal produce, agriculture and rural history.
A sports nut and boxing enthusiast since the late 1970's, he had blogged and written about boxing and other sports for Bleacher Report since June of 2011. As a live correspondent he has covered premium cable and pay-per-view cards at Madison Square Garden, as well as regional boxing and MMA cards
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I am working on a research project for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have interviewed Briggs for my project and now I would like to interview a commenter. It would take a little less than an hour and would be over the phone. If any of you who comment on a regular basis would be interested, please send me an email - email@example.com. Thank you
My name is Mark Mederson. I'm a Ph.D. student studying journalism and mass comm at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked in TV sports and news for many years and I spent some time writing on B/R (before I returned to grad school). I'm working on a research paper about B/R and, in particular, boxing coverage. I was wondering if you might be willing to be interviewed for my research? It would be by phone and take about an hour. I can give you a lot more specific information in an email if you might be interested.
Big fan of your work.
Check out this piece we did on the anniversary of The Thirlla in Manila.
Here's the link: http://doyouremember.com/remembering-thrilla-manila/
Schumacher or Senna? Is that horse racing.
oh no... im not into f1 but the senna doc is well worth your time. i also had no opinion before watching.
if you have the time, do write an article about chris john.
if you have the time, do write an article about chris john
Please PM me your votes ASAP for B/R's 2012 Best of Boxing Awards. Also please provide your expert commentary on why you voted for your winners, any where from 1 sentence to a paragraph. Thanks.
You are the best boxing writer on this site Mr. Seekins. Much respect.
Briggs! Time to drop knowledge once again!
PM your official prediction PAC vs JMM 4
Briggs, your piece on Banks was tremendous. A great read.