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Like many typical young men, Jim was raised around sports and became an enthusiastic follower of and participant in several. This eventually led to taking on the mens' basketball beat while a student at the University of Calgary, a role he held for three years. That role expanded to include sports editor duties and afforded him the opportunity to cover almost every sport played on campus at one time or another. In his final year, he was awarded a co-editor role, running the paper and moving his writing into more of an ed-op role.
Jim's love of sports has stayed with him and he continues to keep an eye on a number of different sports, from baseball to basketball to curling to hockey. More recently, he has discovered, and become mildly obssessed with, indoor lacrosse and has become an avid supporter of the Calgary Roughnecks of the NLL.
Jim has been coaching baseball locally for 25 years and honestly has no idea what he would do with his summers if he wasn't on a ball diamond terrorising high school age kids.
Writing at the Bleacher Report has also led to an ongoing gig at StadiumJourney.com as their Canadian Prairies Regional Correspondent, at H4-entertainment.com as their lacrosse analyst and at InLacrosseWeTrust.com as their Roughnecks writer.
Haha no problem, Jim. Happens to the best of us.
You're welcome, Jim!
Yeah they're in tank mode right now. Give them a few seasons and they'll be back in business. They may even be back quicker considering how quick hockey rebuilding modes take. I'm a Leafs fan so I know that feel.
I was doing more research and the internet said that the season starts on Dec. 28. I'll try to get into it this season. I'll watch the games on TSN and I'll try to keep up on YouTube. I really should start watching lacrosse because the only decent Toronto team is from the NLL.
I also see that you're a fan of the Calgary Flames. It must be a tough time to be a Flames fan right now.
Hey Jim, you are correct about the four periods, however there are spaces between the ellipse. Here's what one of the B/R copy editors said: "For example: "So one sentence in the quote would end with a period. ... Then you have the ellipses, a space and the next sentence."
There you have it! I fixed it in your article. Thanks again for reaching out.
I've never watched or payed attention to the NLL but it seems like it's interesting lately. I'll keep it in my mind to start watching this season so I can actually keep up with your articles.What with all the problems with the CBA? Was there a recent lockout?
Hi Jim, thanks for your compliments on my bulletin board. I hadn't heard about the four periods thing, but I have reached out to the editor community, and I'll get back to you as soon as I have an answer. Maybe I'll learn something!
Don't worry you will. I'm gonna have to check out some of those lacrosse articles. I'm more of an American sports guy to be honest.
Totally understandable. I have a deep hatred for commas. I usually use them very sparingly and then get yelled at. haha
Always a pleasure!