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I have a passion for sports, be it playing, watching, or writing. I enjoy watching professional basketball, football, and tennis. I treat sports almost as a field of study, watching highlights and attempting to learn the X’s and O’s of each sport. This deep interest in analyzing sports, combined with my longtime interest in writing, makes sports journalism a true passion for me and fuels my work as a contributor for Bleacher Report.
In addition to my work for Bleacher Report, I am also the founder and former editor-in-chief of The Penn Sport Report, a student-run sports magazine at the University of Pennsylvania. I have also worked as a featured contributor at Yahoo! Sports for two years. I am a member of two professional organizations: the Football Writers Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
As a current medical student, I am particularly interested in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. As such, I have written many articles on surgical repairs of torn ligaments and tendons in addition to interviewing orthopaedic surgeons. I am also interested in the ongoing problem of concussions in football players and how the field of medicine can help resolve the issue. In fact, I have interviewed Andrea Kremer, who stands at the forefront of player injuries and concussions as the Chief Correspondent of Player Health and Safety for the NFL Network. I have also interviewed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Boryla, whose career ended prematurely due to concussions just after making his first Pro Bowl.
Other areas of interest include statistics in sports (e.g. analytics in basketball), player scouting (e.g. NFL mock drafts), salary cap rules in the NFL and NBA, fantasy football analysis and statistics, and play design in basketball and football.
For more information and for a full portfolio of my work, please visit my website www.daniellewissports.com.