Hello, my name is Brad. I am a 28 year old Assistant District Attorney, who lives on the coast of North Carolina. I have blogged for several years on the sports blog network but have decided to move here to wordpress. I’d like to give you a brief rundown of my sporting background and interests, so that you can understand the perspective from which I’m writing this blog.
First off, as far as personal athleticism goes, let me just say I played varsity basketball and tennis in high school, but my real passion has been religiously following sports since the age of 6. I grew up in Lexington, KY, so naturally Kentucky was the first team I knew and loved. I then decided to pick up two random professional sports teams to follow throughout my childhood and beyond, the Montreal Expos and the New England Patriots. My reasons for liking each would be what one expect from a 7 year old. The tee ball team I played on for 2 summers was nicknamed the Expos, and a group called the Patriots were my favorite professional wrestling tag team at the time. I still consider myself a Pats fan, but not nearly as much because I generally hate teams that establish dynasties, as the Pats did in the early 90’s. The city of Boston has seeminly lost its underdog charm and so have the Pats. As far as the Expos go, they became the Nationals, and there was no way I was going to like a team in Washington D.C. with one of the worst nicknames in sport. As a result of these developments, I have become quite turned off by pro team sports in recent years. I’m pretty much just “a playoff watcher” for the NBA, MLB, NHL, and NFL. My obsession for college sports however has never dwindled. I recently attended Wake Forest University, so the Deacons have now become my ultimate sporting interest.
A couple of other personal sporting tidbits of my life include the fact that I have been blessed by God to have four incredible sports moments in my life: Kentucky’s 1996 national championship, the New England Patriot’s first super bowl win, Wake Forest’s 2006 ACC Football Championship, and Andy Murray’s 2013 Wimbledon Championship. There are still however three major sporting goals that I want to see happen in my lifetime. They are (in order of personal significance): (1) seeing a 16 seed beat a 1 seed in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 2) having Wake Forest win a national basketball or football championship, 3) seeing a Triple Crown winner in horse racing.
As in the past, the focus of this blog will be college football and basketball. I hope my commentary is somewhat unique in that it will contain analysis you might not get anywhere else. I will make many analogies to historical sporting events, as well as discuss hypotheticals that you might not have thought about. I am the ultimate sports sentimentalist which you can probably tell by my blog title and aforementioned sports goals, so you will get to read a lot of whimsical ramblings about impossible upsets and predicted Cinderellas. Overall, I hope you find my entries interesting and please post all questions and comments that you have.