“I’m trying to write my wrongs, but it’s funny these same wrongs helped me write this song.”
– Kanye West, Touch the Sky
I’ve always written. And I’ve always been a sports fan. I just never put the two together… until now.
I am captivated by sports and the essence of competition. It’s difficult for a pitcher to get an opposing hitter out, but it’s just as difficult for that batter to reach base. It’s tough to score a basket against your opponent, yet just as tough to defend your basket from being scored upon. It’s difficult to punch the ball in from the one-yard line, yet equally as difficult for a team to defend that goal. Therein lies the duality, and the beauty, of sports.
In 2006, I stumbled upon Foxsports.com and the phenomenon called blogging. At first, it was just a hobby, a release. I began writing under the pseudonym, Reverend Rhythm, a name which, to date, no one has correctly guessed its origin.
The writing became another avenue to discuss sports, in an analytical, entertaining and personal fashion. Just like talking sports with your best buds over brews, but using the keyboard to allow a more thought-out perspective. I’ve always been better with the written word than the spoken. Just ask any of my ex-girlfriends.
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, I have developed my own forum to share these ideas, and fortunately for me, you have stumbled upon it. I welcome all of you to read, comment, enjoy and debate. As I’ve said before, this site is as much me as it is all of you.
I sincerely hope you enjoy http://sportschump.net. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment away on the many posts and experiences I promise to share. Just keep the comments well-mannered and respectable as remember, the world is reading.
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