Steve Prudente

Steve Prudente

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I'm an avid Philadelphia sports fan who's always had an interest in writing. I figured this was a good place to start... I'm 4 years out of college and still barely making ends meet, but we all know that money isn't crucial to happiness. Watching sports is.

I am afflicted with a healthy addiction to hockey. The Flyers come first, but overall I am a hockey fan. If there's a game on, I'll try to catch it. If there's a game in the area, I'll try to go see it.

Baseball comes a close second to hockey. I also enjoy football, but the off season is waaaaaaaay too long. NASCAR is in there somewhere too.

My only real regret is that organized Baseketball hasn't caught on...yet.

As a Philadelphia fan, I have experienced my share of heartbreak. But even in losing, I still know my team is better than yours, and will defend myself accordingly. Don't bother trying to tell me a new joke about my team's shortcomings, because I guarantee you I've heard them all already, and have a pre-packaged a witty comeback waiting for you.

Until recently I had never known the joy of a major four professional sports championship in my 25 years of existence. That changed on October 29th, 2008. Thank you, Phillies!

I have no formal training in journalism or broadcasting or anything like that. I work in television, but on the technical side, not on the air. That doesn't matter, though, because there are plenty of credibly credentialed writers out there that churn out nothing but trash, and just the same there are plenty of amateurs that can make the pros look silly.

My passion fuels my writing, and as a result my biases will almost always show through. I also admittedly let my emotions get the best of me, and I will probably at one point say something you think is offensive. My apologies in advance. I think raw emotion is what sports are all about. If you can't put your own personal stamp on an article, it's not really yours. I'm not big on research either. If I wanted to do that, I'd go back to school.

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  • J.C. Ayvazi posted 1553 days ago

    J.C. Ayvazi

    One week into the baseball season and our Boys in Blue drag it back home black & blue - here's some visual evidence:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/376964-jcs-dodger-view-pirates-marlins-ruin-las-opening-week

  • J.C. Ayvazi posted 1615 days ago

    J.C. Ayvazi

    Greetings!

    Have a new article just out of the oven looking at the Dodger starting pitching. Get it while it's hot!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/342240-jcs-dodger-line-drives-feb-8-previewing-las-starters-for-2010

  • Matt Cullen posted 1712 days ago

    Matt Cullen

    The World Series has me losing my freaking mind! http://bleacherreport.com/articles/283914-a-rant-from-a-yankees-fan

  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 1718 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    Is Craig Anderson really all that he's cracked up to be? Find out in my latest article and please feel free to leave feedback!

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/280125-is-this-guy-for-real-craig-andersons-miraculous-month-of-october

  • MJ Kasprzak posted 1761 days ago

    MJ Kasprzak

    Dang, bro—wish I could get there! Funny about Sharks and ice, 'cause it seems THESE Sharks can't stand it when it gets warm since they die every May! But in the regular season, you have no chance!

    I am less excited about hockey than I am about football, being a Packers fan with all the promise of the Green & Gold this year. I probably won't concentrate as much on hockey until that's done, and even then I will be wary of the Sharks breakin' my heart again.

    In the meantime, since y'all were dirty BEFORE you added the game's biggest (and most talented) thug, I have all the more reason to root against you!

  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 1769 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    I'm back on hockey!

    Please take a look at my latest article documenting Tim Thomas' rise from nothing to become one of the NHL's premier goaltenders when you get a free moment.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/250000-the-peoples-champion-tim-thomas-and-his-rigid-road-to-sucess

  • Matt Cullen posted 1770 days ago

    Matt Cullen

    My NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 1- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/249801-mcs-nfl-power-rankings-pre-week-1

  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 1774 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    Why are some NFL players mad at Madden? Find out in my latest article when you get a free moment.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/247249-i-aint-no-slowpoke-why-some-nfl-players-are-mad-at-madden

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