FNTSY Sports Network television appearance

Title: FNTSY Sports Network television appearance
Date: June 21, 2016
Original Source: FNTSY Sports Network
Synopsis: I made an appearance on FNTSY Sports Network to discuss some young potential waiver-wire pickups and some aging pitchers.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

CP24 television appearance discussing Raptors-Heat Game 7 and Raptors-Cavaliers

Title: CP24 television appearance discussing Raptors-Heat Game 7 and Raptors-Cavaliers
Date: May 16, 2016
Original Source: CP 24
Synopsis: I made my second appearance on CP24, helping debrief from Raptors-Heat Game 7 and setup Raptors-Cavaliers.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

Managing Editor at Raptors Republic

Title: Managing Editor at Raptors Republic
Date: October 26, 2015 (July 21, 2009, really)
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I’m trying something new this NBA season. I left my post as Senior NBA News Editor at theScore in order to try my hand at full-time freelancing for a year. Part of that change includes me taking over Raptors Republic on a full-time basis as the site’s Managing Editor.

That means I’m responsible for the content you see there, good or bad, and I’ll be doing way more writing for the site. It also means there will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Raptors Republic archive, in addition to this site, where my non-RR stuff will still appear.

Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs

Title: Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs
Date: January 21, 2016
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I’ve started back up at Rotographs on what’s close to a full-time basis. I’ll be contributing at least four pieces a week and, once the season starts, be manning the larger side of their Roto Riteup platoon, providing a for-your-coffee breakdown of the prior day’s baseball happenings.

There will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Rotographs archive, in addition to this site, where anything I write for the Fangraphs side will definitely still appear.

Former NBA news editor at theScore

Title: NBA news editor at theScore
Date: Aug. 20, 2013 – Oct. 25, 2015
Original Source: theScore
Synopsis: Hey, so I had a cool job where I waspaid to write sports news for 40 hours a week.

Primarily covering the NBA (but sometimes NCAAB and occasionally MMA, NFL, or MLB), I covered breaking news for what’s grown into the second-biggest mobile sports news app in North America. That meant staying current with news, injuries, lineups, systems, quotes, and more, on a daily basis in an unpredictable newsroom environment.

Alerting thousands of team and league subscribers to the latest real-time news with the proper context required a breadth of league-specific knowledge – I’m intimately familiar with the NBA’s CBA, every player and team league-wide, the D-League, international leagues and international competition, and league history. I was on the desk for events like the opening of free agency, two NBA Finals, the Donald Sterling scandal and subsequent trial, retirements, league-altering trades and signings, and much more.

I was also responsible for our NBA draft coverage in 2014 and 2015, writing full scouting reports on all first-round prospects and pre-writing posts for every potential draft pick for use on draft night.

If you’re ever curious what all of that work looked like, everything I wrote there can be found here. For the purposes of this site, I haven’t posted any of my content from theScore, though I may eventually add links to some of my favorite works.

What’s My Age Again? On a two-decade relationship with blink-182

My tenth grade girlfriend burnt my blink-182 t-shirt.

This, of course, sounds patently ridiculous. Not only is the idea of a broken-hearted 16-year-old setting an ex’s clothing aflame beyond cliché, it’s also just hard to imagine anyone deciding on a goofy-rabbitted blink-182 shirt, of all merchandise, to set fire to, even in effigy. Of all the angsty bands I have and continue to listen to, blink – particularly pre-self-titled blink – seems an ill-advised avatar. After all, who takes blink-182, a band that became unthinkably popular while refusing to take themselves as such, that seriously?

As it turns out, I do.

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Raptors Weekly Podcast, Aug 15 – Olympic talk, and avoiding the treadmill

Title: Raptors Weekly Podcast, Aug 15 – Olympic talk, and avoiding the treadmill
Date: August 15, 2016
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of the Raptors Republic Weekly Podcast, talking Olympic basketball (men’s and women’s) and discussing whether the Raptors are headed for the dreaded treadmill.
Read the full article!

Raptors Weekly Podcast, Aug 8 – Olympic basketball preview

Title: Raptors Weekly Podcast, Aug 8 – Olympic basketball preview
Date: August 8, 2016
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of the Raptors Republic Weekly Podcast, teeing up the Olympic basketball tournaments around some audio difficulties and guest cancellations.
Read the full article!

TORONTO RAPTORS OFFSEASON REVIEW

Title: TORONTO RAPTORS OFFSEASON REVIEW
Date: August 2, 2016
Original Source: Fan Sided
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance at Fan Sided, answering a few questions about Raptors offseason.
Read the full article!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: July 20, 2016
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the Toronto Raptors’ offseason so far and whether they’ve done enough to keep pace in the East.
Check out the audio!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: July 18, 2016
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss Las Vegas Summer League and the Raptors’ penchant for developing multiple prospects on the roster at once.
Check out the audio!

Raptors Weekly Podcast, Jul 18 – Summer League and Free Agency Recap

Title: Raptors Weekly Podcast, Jul 18 – Summer League and Free Agency Recap
Date: July 18, 2016
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of the Raptors Republic Weekly Podcast, debriefing from NBA Summer League and the Raptors’ offseason so far.
Read the full article!

Radio Appearance: Talking Fred VanVleet with KFH Wichita

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Fred VanVleet with KFH Wichita
Date: July 15, 2016
Original Source: KFH 98.7FM Wichita
Synopsis: I joined a Wichita radio station to discuss the Raptors’ picking up former Wichita State point guard Fred VanVleet, news I broke from Las Vegas Summer League.
Read the full article!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: July 13, 2016
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss Las Vegas Summer League and the Raptors’ addition of Jared Sullinger.
Check out the audio!

WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT CLASSIC, WWE IS GETTING OUTSIDE ITS COMFORT ZONE

Title: WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT CLASSIC, WWE IS GETTING OUTSIDE ITS COMFORT ZONE
Date: July 13, 2016
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I previewed WWE’s latest new undertaking: The Cruiserweight Classic, a 32-man tournament with a feel and presentation style mostly foreign to WWE that wrestling fans should be excited about.
Read an excerpt!

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