Tuesday, March 30, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome myself to the SportsThat stable of writers! I'm sure you've all been waiting with bated breath for the introduction of another blogger with a ridiculous pseudonym, especially since you have no clear idea why you should care what they have to say. Oh the joy and vanity of blogging....

With that out of the way, I'd like to let you know a little about myself, my interests/biases/etc., and the way I plan on operating (at least in the posts that I author).

First and foremost, I am a 26 year-old teacher (or prospective teacher), from Louisville. I have degrees in history, political science, and (by the end of the summer) a degree in education. So why should you care? Because it means I have interests that extend well beyond the realm of sports. You can expect posts from me on topics such as politics, movies, television, music, books, and anything else that strikes enough of a chord that I feel the urge to write about. Think of me as a combination of Bill Simmons and Gregg Easterbrook, only without the writing skill of either or the douchebaggery of the latter.

In the past few hours since I found out I would be writing for this blog, I've come up with some preliminary ideas:

-running diaries of major events (major being ENTIRELY negotiable)
-book and movie reviews
-sports and political commentary
-running arguments with other contributors
-"best of" lists (best sports movies, best sports books; the possibilities are endless)

If you can think of any other formats or topics you'd like me to cover, or have any other questions, just leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to address them.

I hope you enjoy the ride....I know I will.


  1. wut up - can you talk about The Battle of Hastings? Elliott has a report due..........

  2. Bullet-point style:

    -1066 AD
    -Norman invasion of England (led by William the Conqueror)
    -first use of the crossbow in English history
    -events depicted on the Bayeux tapestry

    Don't say I never did anything for you.

  3. Welcome to the blog. This should be fun! Very nice usage of Python.