Came into this world 20 years ago and I've been groovin' ever since.
I don't have a whole lot in common with many of the other writers on this site. I've barely experienced college; I had to drop out after the first semester of my sophomore year. I have never worked with a newspaper, school paper, radio station, nothing. In fact, it wasn't until my freshman year of college that I realized my dream job was to write about the NFL.
As most kids do, I wanted to play in the NFL. Well, after finding out that I have terrible hand-eye coordination and sloppy hands for a lineman, I realized my calling was probably off of the field.
Redskins football was imprinted into my DNA. My mother instilled in me the love of football at a young age, and I couldn't be more thankful. I'm also a die-hard University of Alabama fan (not quite crazy enough to poison trees, but probably crazy enough to name my kid after The Bear).
As if I wasn't enough of a pre-destined football fan, my grandfather graduated from the University of Alabama, while my grandmother was an Auburn Tiger. The Iron Bowl was the one night a year my grandfather never ate, 'cause if Auburn won he wouldn't eat, and if Bama won my grandmother wouldn't cook.
When I first started writing in May of 2012, I posted on my own blogspot page. After a few months, I applied to B/R to be an intern and was rejected. I wasn't disheartened, just knew I had to work harder.
I joined a site called Football Nation as a weekly contributor for the NFL and college football and after a two months of working there, I decided I would apply to B/R once again. It wasn't really planned, I was in class and felt like giving it a shot, not expecting to be accepted since I had already been rejected once before. I heard back a few days later and found out I had been accepted as an interning writer.
I was lucky enough to be a part of the 2012 Winter internship for B/R and got my start as a featured columnist for the Washington Redskins and am now a league-wide featured columnist.
At the heart of everything, I'm just a big fan who's getting recognized to write for his favorite sport in the world. I love what I do, and I hope I can do it for the rest of my days.
Wanna talk about anything football? Tweet me and let's chat!
Sorry for being so late on responding to this, but no problem at all, Dilan! Always great reading your work.
Uh... maybe you should recheck where you're getting your numbers from, as the page on the Lions has a whole bunch of flat out incorrect information on it, not to mention a lack of understanding of how, you know... basic math works.
yoooooooooooooooo no way we went to tae kwon do camp together hahaha whaaaatttttttttt congrats homie
Shoot me an email when you get the chance.
You're welcome, Dilan!
Thanks for the kind words! Glad you like that Madden article. Let me know if you ever need help -- I love nothing more than helping out my fellow writers!
You're welcome, Dilan. Happy to help!
I seem to have a blind spot when it comes to my wall. I only just noticed your last post from 11 days ago. Oh my ...
So, in a delayed reply: You are welcome! :)
And thanks, I am fine. I hope all is well for you, too.
Ouch, the flu's no joke. You did great, regardless, but I hope you feel better!
You're welcome, Dilan. Glad I could help!