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 indoor lacrosse and has become an avid supporter of the National Lacrosse League.

Jim has been coaching baseball for 26 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.

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  • Vinh Cao posted 63 days ago

    Vinh Cao

    No problem, Jim.

  • Ryan Desmarais posted 214 days ago

    Ryan Desmarais

    You're very welcome, Jim. Keep up the great work!

  • Max Rettig posted 227 days ago

    Max Rettig

    No problem, Jim! I look forward to hopefully coming across more of your work, as I thoroughly enjoyed your tribute to Tony Gwynn.

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 254 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    You're welcome, Jim!

  • Michael Ponce posted 329 days ago

    Michael Ponce

    Any time, Jim! No worries about the lede thing. Happens more often than you'd think. Good luck with future submissions!

  • Jeffrey Harris posted 400 days ago

    Jeffrey Harris

    You're welcome, Jim.

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 403 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    You're welcome, Jim!

  • Zak Kulin posted 406 days ago

    Zak  Kulin

    Haha no problem, Jim. Happens to the best of us.

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 409 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Jim!

  • Alex F. posted 421 days ago

    Alex F.

    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.