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I have always loved to read. The classic novels, mysteries, suspense, and biographies were and are always a great way to immerse myself in someone’s else’s world, It began at a young age for me.
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.