Sports

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I love to write about sports. In fact, I actually did it and got paid for it for six years for the Everett Herald. Now I just write about my own sad fandom and how my teams tend to play those lovable losers way too often.

Who do I love? The San Diego Padres, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Mariners, Gonzaga basketball, the U.S. men’s soccer team, Brazil’s national team and anyone that is attempting to make history.

Time to Jump on the Bandwagon – January 20, 2006

Remember when I actually didn’t mind the Seahawks or their fans? This was one of those times.

A Bit of Our Own March Madness – March 28, 2007

Big Shot Mike comes through at the buzzer, and my men’s basketball team makes a surprise run in the postseason.

I Don’t Follow Sports – January 15, 2013

Written for PopBlerd! Another heartbreak makes me want to give up on sports.

The Dos and Dont’s of a Fantasy Football Draft – August 2013

Written for PopBlerd! I may have to pick this as one of my top 10 favorite pieces ever.

How Fantasy Becomes Life: Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Life – The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who’s Lived It. – September 12, 2013

My book review, with a ton of personal stories, of Matthew Berry’s book and how fantasy sports has become more than just fantasy, even family, for me and those that play it.

Sorry Sports, I Need a Break – November 25, 2013

Me and sports decide to take a break. It’s not sports…it’s me.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Black and Blue Monday – February 3, 2014

It’s not easy losing in the Super Bowl. It’s especially not easy living in the city of the opponent that whooped your team’s butt in the Super Bowl. That’s what happened when the hometown Seahawks throttled my Man Crush and his Denver Broncos.

Sports, Society and Kids – September 8, 2014

How do you explain drugs, alcohol, domestic violence and more to your sports-loving son? Very, very carefully.

My Oh My Magical Mariner Moments – September 22, 2014

The Seattle Mariners are in postseason contention for the first time since 2001. That means I take a look at 10 of my favorite Mariners moments.

Learning About Heartbreak – January 19, 2015

My son experiences his first heartbreak, and finally understands how I’ve felt numerous times in the last 25 years, after his Green Bay Packers lose to the Seahawks in the most disappointing way.

49 Things I Learned About Super Bowl 49 (and throughout the month of January) – February 3, 2015

The Patriots beat the Seahawks in one of the most entertaining Super Bowls, so I wrote about that, the commercials, Katy Perry and how January 2015 treated us.

Five Best Baseball Movies to Watch with Kids – March 21, 2020

In tribute to the start of the baseball season I wanted to do something fun, and relatable to the “life with three kids” thing, so I’m recommending the Five Best Baseball Movies to Watch with the Kids

Five Best Songs About Baseball – March 24, 2020

I’m still missing baseball so I write about the five best songs about baseball, with a tribute to the late Kenny Rogers. Plus my COVID-19 anthem and more!

Top-10 Postseason Finishes of My Baseball Lifetime! – March 27, 2020

As a build-up to MLB’s Opening Day, I introduce my son to the top-10 Postseason Finishes of My Lifetime.

“The Last Dance”: 23 Takeaways from the Chicago Bulls Dynasty Documentary – May 21, 2020

“The Last Dance” was a nostalgic walk through the NBA I grew up on. I have 23 takeaways about the documentary, including being able to share my NBA fandom with my kids.

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