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Came into this world 20 years ago and I've been groovin' ever since.
As an only child, I spent a lot of time with my parents watching football, both college and the NFL. Some of the best and most fond memories I have are when my parents and I sat down in front of a warm fire and watched the Redskins.
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 am 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 graduated from Auburn. 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.
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.
When I first started writing in May of 2012, I posted on my own blog. 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 am now a featured columnist for the Redskins.
At the heart of everything, I'm just a big fan who's getting recognized to write for his favorite team 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 @Dilan_Ames and let's chat!
Anytime on the edit, Dilan and keep 'em coming.
I'm a Redskins fan, too, and enjoyed your analysis. I'm still getting the hang of giving constructive feedback and am happy I could help!
No problem, Dilan. I was a bit irritated by the fact that no one actually read the article so all the points they were arguing were the exact same points you made. I'm pretty sure you addressed that you didn't think it was a mistake in the first sentence. Keep up the great work, though!
Thanks. I typically ignore them but some are irresistible.
You're welcome, Dilan!
Hey, Dilan, thanks so much for posting on my wall a while back. I apologize for taking so long to respond. If you're committed to making a career of sports writing, just keep plugging away and stay focused on honing your craft.
You're welcome, Dilan! Have a great day!
Thanks for the feedback on the feedback! (I'm mostly kidding.) You've got a good start, and I look forward to seeing your progress as you keep writing.
Hey thereâ€”Thanks so much for fanning me on here, I really appreciate the support :) Hope you'll stay in touch via B/R or hit me me up on Twitter (@Blamberr) at some point <3
Not a problem, man. Have a good one.