I graduated from Valparaiso University in May 2009 with my Bachelor's Degree in New-Media Journalism and a minor study in Creative Writing. While at Valpo, I was part of the student newspaper, the college radio station, an improv group, and helped with the football team's game and practice film.

If it's one thing I like to do is multi-task and get my hands into different things. Here on B/R, I started with football columns. While I may focus on a couple of teams, I may comment on different topics as they break the news. I also plan to write wrestling pieces, as I've grown up watching pro wrestling since I was about five years old.

I'm also working towards being an aspiring author. In March, I independently published "Hometown U.S.A." and have another book currently in the process of the first proofread.

I'm always amazed at the audience reaction to some of the articles. It's a good thing. I like getting feedback, and I know I'm still improving for the larger audience. Feel free to give tips or feedback on anything you read. I also enjoy a good debate on Twitter.

Follow me on Twitter @deansiemon
On Facebook as well. (Dean Siemon). Also have a YouTube page (thetruedeansiemon).
Setting up new website (under construction).

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  • Glen Danquah posted 663 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    No problem, glad I could help. I used to have exactly the same problem with em-dashes. Try typing something, then type double hyphens, then something else (with no spaces in between). Then when you hit the spacebar afterwards you should be left with an em-dash. The problem I always had was typing *space* double hyphens *space* then typing again, and I think that activates en-dashes instead. Hope that helps!

  • Ben Millikan posted 664 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    No sweat, Dean. I've done it before myself :)

  • Chad Davis posted 666 days ago

    Chad Davis

    No problem, Dean! I would maybe contact tech support if you are having issues with links. Basically from my editing interface I can highlight the text I want to link, click the "insert link" button and past in the web address I want to link. If yours is different than that, or the same and not working, maybe see if someone out there can help. Thanks!

  • Todd Pheifer posted 671 days ago

    Todd Pheifer

    Thanks for the props, Dean!

  • Sports Lover posted 672 days ago

    Sports  Lover

    Love your work

  • Ben Millikan posted 677 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    Glad to hear it, Dean. Keep up the great work.

  • Ryan Desmarais posted 678 days ago

    Ryan Desmarais

    Not a problem, Dean. And from one father to a soon-to-be father, congratulations! Trust me, I understand the feeling of everything weighing on your mind at a time like this, so I truly appreciate the effort. I'm glad that I could help out, and best of luck to you and your family.

  • Ben Millikan posted 709 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    Ha ha! Yeah, you did predict the backlash, though. But I think your analysis is correct when you put him next to Rollins and Ambrose, both of whom ooze personality and charisma.

  • Emmanuel Altenor posted 734 days ago

    Emmanuel Altenor

    You're welcome, Dean. Try this for the em dash and let me know if you have any issues: On a Macintosh platform, the em-dash is produced by holding down SHIFT and OPTION, then pressing the dash button. On a PC, the em-dash is produced by holding down ALT and then pressing 0151 on the numeric keypad.

  • Josh Matt posted 741 days ago

    Josh Matt

    care for a fan add/