Howard Burns

Howard Burns

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Columnist Howard Burns has been a professional journalist for more than 25 years with stints at The Miami News, Multichannel News and The Hollywood Reporter, where he spent 18 years including four as editor and one as editorial director.

Burns' passion since a very young age has been sports of all varieties. While his memory bank only dates back to age 7, Burns can remember vividly watching the live telecasts of the famed "Ice Bowl" game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, as well as the 1967 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. That same year he attended his first live sporting event, a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in which the Cleveland Indians beat the lowly New York Yankees 4-2.

The advent of the pizza pan-sized satellite dish took Burns to new levels of sports saturation, thus ensuring there is some live event to be watched every evening of the year with the exception of Christmas Eve. On that night Burns can be found watching selections from his vast collection of NFL Films DVDs. A sports historian as well, Burns is a staunch believer that the "NFL Sunday Ticket" package is the greatest technological innovation since indoor plumbing. This would explain the creation of SportsCouchPotato.com, the blog on sports media I've been writing since early 2007.

For the Bleacher Report, any sport and any topic will be fair game. I hope readers will enjoy the columns and provide constructive feedback when they have something on their minds. Thanks for reading, HB.

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  • Anthony Kang posted 1241 days ago

    Anthony Kang

    Ah jeez, apologies, what a rookie mistake. I think I reverted to the original headline, but please change if wrong. Also another note: we're working on it, but ironically enough, we are not informed of any comments in the feedback section, so editors don't see it most of the time (I just have OCD-lite). So feel free to contact us via board or personal messages.