That’s me in the middle. Well, that’s me about 30 pounds ago. The smile, however, is the same.
As the sports editor of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, I get to be the creative voice behind the sports department. I wear lots of hats: planning, organizing, editing, writing, etc. It never ends. But I get to wake up and do what I love every day, and somehow I’ve convinced the bean counters here at the Gazette-Mail to send me a check every so often in exchange. It’s a sweetheart deal, I tell you.
They’ve also, perhaps irresponsibly, given me this blog space. This is the start of our journey through sports together. The Mountain State has a splendid blend of offerings as far as that’s concerned: WVU, Marshall, the Mountain East Conference, preps, the West Virginia Power, Greenbrier Classic and more. We’re there for all of it.
This space will act as a catch-all for local sports. The Gazette-Mail sports department has 11 staff members, including myself. We have talented writers and page designers; we have people who have a knack for videos and podcasts and chats; we have people who specialize in gussying up the website each day; we have sportswriters who hold votes in the Associated Press poll and for the Heisman. I don’t want you to miss any of it, so I’m going to put flashing neon bulbs around their work and make certain you see it.
Go ahead and bookmark this page. DO IT. Check back often, comment often. Send me story ideas and tips (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). I’m listening.
Remember, sports are about the games and games are meant to be fun. That’s what we should do here.