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Depew High School (2007)
Buffalo State College (2011)
I am 23 years old and played soccer for a large portion of my life before finally deciding it was time to go in another direction and sports writing was that direction. I love messing around with statistics and trying to find new ways to better analyze how players are actually performing and whether or not they are helping their team succeed.
After completing the summer internship on Bleacher Report, I have joined the site full-time as a member of the Breaking News team. It is great to be a part of the staff at one of the fastest-growing sports sites on the Internet.
My favorite part of the sports calendar is the first two days of March Madness (when my bracket still has a chance) because of the non-stop action and the chance to learn some great stories about players you otherwise would have never known about.
The only two sports I don't religiously follow that are covered by Bleacher Report are MMA and boxing. Even those I keep an eye on, though. Other than those two, I will pretty much watch any live sporting event that is on television (even curling).
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It looks poor with formatting, but I can email the entire document on word, if you are interested thanks!
I am a journalism student at Utica College and have written an essay on the career of Andy Roddick. I know its an extreme longshot, but could you take a look at it. I don't know if it is great, but I think it captures how a lot of fans feel. I was thinking this could possibly be posted on the site, its different coming from the perspective of a fan. HEre is the transcript, I can email a word document with it, but here is the transcript. Thanks for reading.
As I prepare for my usual two week stay in a nocturnal state for the Australian Open, I can’t help but notice that this year is different. Very different. I’m used to setting alarms for 3:30 am, (or in some cases, staying up until 3 am) to watch tennis from down under, and usually, for me, the main attraction is Andy Roddick. As we all know, on the eve of the US Open last fall, Roddick shocked the tennis world by announcing his retirement. The Australian Open is the first major tournament since his retirement, and for me, as well as an entire generation of fans, it will seem very strange to have Roddick’s big serve and fiery attitude absent.
Thank you Andy Roddick, for all the years you have given us. They have been filled with numerous triumphs, as well as disappointments, but one thing never changed. You always fought and represented the American spirit well. The first tennis match that I ever remember watching on TV was as a nine year old. It was early September, and Roddick had just defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero, and thus become the champion of the US Open. Safe to say, after that performance Roddick had a new fan, and a very loyal fan. Roddick had a way of working the crowds in Flushing Meadows, and you can’t help but think, if it wasn’t for that fellow from Switzerland, how many more titles he would have had there.
Which leads me to the match we all remember between Roddick and Federer. 2009 for the Wimbledon title. But I want to start with the match before. Two days prior, Roddick faced Andy Murray in the semifinal. Murray was the clear favorite, and as his number three ranking suggested, he was ready to satisfy the Brits and advance to the final. But Roddick would have none of it, beating Murray in four tough sets. I remember this match vividly as I was a fifteen-year-old staying with my family at my sister’s apartment in Miami. The family went to the beach. I stayed in. I had to watch Roddick. The final set score of 16-14 against Federer in the final spoke volumes about Roddick’s career. Facing the greatest player of all time, Roddick hung in there for so long. So valiantly he fought, only to come up short. This can be seen as a disappointment, but we all gained respect for Roddick and the true American spirit he had on that Sunday.
I stayed awake to witness Roddick get thrashed by Federer in the in the 2007 Australian Open semis in the wee hours of the night. I was there two years later when the same thing happened. I was there in 2010, when Roddick fought from a two set deficit with a clearly injured shoulder to force a fifth set with Marin Cilic in Melbourne, only to lose. And I was there at 4am on a Sunday morning when Stanislas Wawrinka’s one handed backhand was just too much.
There were certainly disappointments in my years as a Roddick fan, but I would never change it. Roddick played on his terms, doing what he did. Not the most talented player on tour, you could count on him to have the most grit and you could always count on him to fight. The Australian Open is upon us once again, and for the first time, I will not have Roddick to cheer on as the clock hits 4:30. Andy did an excellent job of carrying the torch and being the best American player. As a new generation of American tennis players emerge, I can only hope that someone is able to give me all of the memories that Roddick did. Well, its 1:45 am, I guess it’s time to go watch some tennis.
My name is Matt Rogers and I am a freshman journalism student at Utica
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I like your predictions, but you confuse the issue by not displaying the score in the format of the fixture. if the fixture is Arsenal v Chelsea, and you predict a Chelsea win it's not 2-1 Chelsea, it's 1-2. The home team is always displayed first in the Premier League.. Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Thanks for the article on Arsenal and RVP. Good read. Got to LOL at Zach Massey's message below. Know your rule Tim.....know your rule.
....Penn State, where men are men and rape is covered up by an entire institution.
You got the story COMPLETELY WRONG. The sentence was suspended. That shit college didn't actually let you graduate, did they? idiot
you dont even write for college football so we dont need your two worthless cents on penn state how about you know your rule and shut your mouth
Hi Tim. This is Sam Hauser from the Pete Prisco Show on Sports Radio 930 AM in Jacksonville, FL. Shoot me an email when you get a chance (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would love to get you on the show on Thursday or Friday this week to talk about the fight this weekend.