Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Return Post

After a two-year hiatus, I'm excited to announce my return to the sports blogging world. I took a break from posting for a variety of reasons which will be addressed shortly.

Considering my forte is professional football, expect the site to consist primarily of NFL coverage and analysis for the foreseeable future. As time elapses and the Super Bowl approaches, I anticipate a transition into college basketball with potentially some NBA sprinkled on the side.

I've always been extremely passionate about sports. Whether it consisted of attending countless Yankee games with my dad as a youngster or being one of the lone Eagles' fans residing in North Jersey, sports were simply just a part of me. However, while I fully support individuals having a passion and/or potentially chasing their dreams, it is important to strike some sort of balance and understand what truly matters in one's life.

Looking back on the past few years, there were several occurrences in which I allowed my affinity for sports to interfere with much more important aspects of my life. For example, during my senior year of college, there were many instances where I sat in the back of the classroom on my laptop, paying no attention to the teacher or lesson whatsoever, creating power ratings and blog posts relating to sports. While there were probably worse things I could have been doing, this approach did not seem like a recipe for success.

As my college career wound down and the real world began to stare me in the face, I came to the conclusion that my passion for sports was not going to result in any job opportunities or sustainable monetary gains. Consequently, I decided to put the sports writing hobby on the back burner and steer my focus towards more meaningful facets of my life (such as getting a job, maturing/growing up, etc.). Long story short, I needed to sort some things out within my personal life, and thus had to give up on my passion for a while. With that said, I've been able to reflect on a lot of stuff over the past few years and I'm ready for another crack at this.

The plan is to write once or twice per week. I haven't settled on a specific format, but most of the posts will consist of general thoughts and commentary. Creating power ratings is not my focus, but as the season progresses and stronger opinions begin to formulate, I may end up implementing them into the blog. After being out of the sports realm for so long, it might take some time to get back into the swing of things, so please bear with me.

I was pleasantly surprised to see there has been a decent amount of viewership despite the extended layoff, so be sure to stay on the lookout for upcoming posts. It feels good to be back!

P.S. I try to steer clear of general news stories that surround the sports sphere, but if a unique situation arises, I may have to weigh in.

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