Writing the Bench!

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.

Vai Rio: Why I’m Rooting for Rio this Summer! – August 3, 2016