Deric Markham

Deric Markham

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About

A mild mannered man who through the strange cocktail that is sports and the Internet becomes highly opinionated and somehow even more handsome.

My sports interest are baseball and hockey for two totally different reasons.

I been around baseball all my life. I lived and breathed it for years. This long study gives me a very scholarly view of the game. Baseball appeals to a meticulous side of me that yearns for statistics and perfect timing.

On the other hand, hockey came into my life suddenly with the Panthers run to the Stanley Cup in 1996. Having been born and raised in Florida, the idea of playing a game that is dependent on skating around on a sheet of ice seem completely bizarre. The whole game seemed like something from Mars. Even so, I was intrigued by this odd little sport from...Canada was it? I have watched hockey off and on since I was introduced to it, but with my move to Southeast Florida, I plan to take a more active approach.

Now I also add NBA to the resume. Living as I do in South Florida now, I have taken to watching the Heat as well.

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  • Brandon Katz posted 1971 days ago

    Brandon Katz

    Hey man, check it out if u got a chance

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/165323-mlb-a-few-things-worth-noting-so-far

  • Steph Merritt posted 1972 days ago

    Steph Merritt

    Go Noles!

  • Aaron Brenker posted 2133 days ago

    Aaron Brenker

    It sure seems like it man. People don't even realize there's a hockey team in Florida half the time lol, well it's up to us to make sure people know who the Panthers are.

  • Allen Levin posted 2133 days ago

    Allen Levin

    Hey man

    I really enjoyed your last Miami Heat article. I think the so far, so good idea is a really good one. I am a die-hard Heat fan and am the leader of the B/R Miami Heat community. I was wondering if you would like to be a part of the Heat community so you can contribute Heat articles as much as you want.

    Let me know and continue writing about the Heat!

    -Allen

  • Claire Reclosado posted 2156 days ago

    Claire Reclosado

    Hi Deric! Thanks for the add. Game 5 was a crazy game with passionate fan who aren't afraid to express their opinions, huh? Let's hope for better weather.

  • 4-6-3 posted 2162 days ago

    4-6-3

    Check out my World Series preview:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/71690-10-keys-to-the-2008-world-series

  • Aaron Brenker posted 2171 days ago

    Aaron Brenker

    Thanks a lot man. Things are looking better for the Cats, Hopefully they can finally get that long awaited playoff spot, welcome to BR!

  • Bob Warja posted 2174 days ago

    Bob Warja

    Hey Deric, welcome to BR! I am the Cubs community leader, but love all sports, mainly baseball. If you need any help, just let me know by leaving a message on my Bulletin Board or via my e-mail (which you can find in my profile). I thought your first three articles were very promising, look forward to more. Keep up the good work!

  • 4-6-3 posted 2177 days ago

    4-6-3

    Deric-

    Glad to have you on board at Bleacher Report. I look forward to reading more from you during the RAYS ALCS battle!

    Here's a great read to inspire you: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/65989-five-reasons-why-the-tampa-bay-rays-deserve-a-world-series-championship

  • Nino Colla posted 2190 days ago

    Nino Colla

    Hey Deric!

    It's great to see a Rays fan on the site. With them competing we need a few more of them. Great job on the first article, and if you ever have any questions let me know. I'm an MLB Community Leader along with Ben Weixlmann and we're both here to help. Look forward to reading more stuff from you.