EditorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Note: WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited to welcome longtime associate Ron Epstein to the SportsAngle family. Ron has been an Internet writer for quite some time and has a unique take on things. We look forward to his contributions.
My name is Ron Epstein. I love sports. I also love to write.
It took me a long time to write an appropriate opening for this introductory post. Definitely not the way I wanted to make my first impression with you, the reader.
Now let me get this out of the way. I like you. I like you a lot. With all the garbage clogging up the Internet, I am thankful that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve trusted me enough to spend your valuable time reading my ramblings instead of those of countless others youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never met across the Internet sports scene.
Because youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve put so much faith in me, I want you to know that I wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let you down. I want to make you laugh. I want to make you cry. I want us to grow old together. On our magical journey together, we will learn many things about each other.
You will learn that I am extremely opinionated and not always well thought out.Ã‚Â I will learn that you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mind that so much. In fact, you may even encourage it.
You will learn that I believe that the American sports machine is seriously broken. Something is wrong in our sports culture when SportsCenter, ESPNÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s flagship Ã¢â‚¬Å“newsÃ¢â‚¬Â offering, constantly runs a decidedly uninformative crawl that reads, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Brett Favre still undecided on whether to return to football.Ã¢â‚¬Â
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve also learned that sports talk radio is even worse. The hosts are extremely unprepared, and their callers are generally a bunch of crybabies who canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get over the fact that Joba Chamberlain is never going to return to the bullpen.
And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve even learned that many people spend more time on their fantasy football team than they do on their personal grooming habits. Regardless, I still like you, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been able to make this introduction. Stop by often.
The world is a much better place now that SportsAngle is back.