A New Start

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Since 1998, I’ve been writing about sports. Very rarely have I written anything else. For a two-year period (1996-97), I wrote news and features for broadcast, but no sports. I prefer writing about sports. But because of the nature of what I do, it seems everything I do revolves around sports.

I am sent baseball books to read and review. I host internet radio shows about sports. My kids play sports, so I take them to the events. The people I meet there, we talk sports.

I love sports, but c’mon.

Every once in awhile I get the urge to add things to my columns that illustrate my passion for the theater, film, politics, and history. I often take these asides out, though, because most of time they don’t belong in a sports column, and I find it self indulgent to do so on a regular basis.

Hear that, Lupica?

So I decided to do the next best thing; blog. Sure, it’s a bit egotistical to think that anyone gives a crap about whether or not I thought that Jon Voight’s performance in “Pride And Glory” was one of the most realistic portrayals of a New York City police officer I have ever seen, but I think it can be helpful.

Think of this as a cure for creative constipation.

Hope you enjoy, and look forward to actually sticking to the routine of blogging every day.

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3 thoughts on “A New Start

    Drew Sarver said:
    September 17, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Welcome to blogdom Mark!

    john said:
    September 17, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Good stuff, Mark. I'm subscribing.Anyone who wants to subscribe, click here – Gotham Nation RSS Feed

    Gene Berardelli said:
    September 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    It's about time, pal! Now you can finally write that Gene For City Council endorsement that you've been DYING to do!Seriously, I'm glad to see you start this blog – you have so much to offer on a broad range of topics. Talk to you soon!

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