The Long Ball

Who am I and what the hell are you reading? I only know the answer to one of those questions right now, so I will start there.

I am 32. I am a husband of 12 years, father of two, 11 year old daughter and 5 year old son.

I never finished college, but I am employed in middle management at a big brokerage firm.

I work out at a fancy high end gym, but I am still a little over weight. I play in a 30 and over basketball league and my team sucks.

I coached some Basketball when I was younger with a little success and served in the Air Force for 4 years. I joined the military to travel the world and they sent me 300 miles up the road (Phoenix to Vegas).

In high school, I was a letterman in football, basketball and tennis. I received a golden music letter for my four years in choir and I was in the chorus in a couple musicals. I know, I was all over the place. I also met my wife in high school, you can say it, awwhh high school sweethearts.

I failed sophomore English, but I think I am better at writing than math or science.

Remember back at the beginning when I said I was 32. I know that you didn’t think it then, but you will at some point, so I might as well get it out of the way. I am technically a Millennial. Although, I would argue that I am some sort of Oregon Trail playing, Napster using, AIM communicating, Live Journal updating sub generation. I say that because as a millennial, I obviously don’t like labels.

What does all that add up to? I am not sure, maybe I don’t really know how to define myself. So when I said I knew one of the questions at the beginning, maybe I don’t know either.

Crap.

So let’s tackle the other one. What am I going to write about? I like doing research. I like asking tough questions, but I like to provide solutions to problems too. I am a realist that loves a good conspiracy.

I am an independent that leans left (I probably stand to the left, but again I don’t like labels). So I will probably cover some political topics. (I must really not want people to read this or like me).

I love the Arizona Cardinals and have a love hate relationship with the Phoenix Suns. I will be bias when I write about football, but it’s fair since I told you upfront right?

I love MMA, probably not as much as I did a year or two ago, but I am still dialed in on most goings on. Boxing is ok, but needs to learn to put a card together, not just a headline fight.

Not a huge fan of baseball or hockey, but I know enough to be dangerous with an opinion.

I watch a lot of TV. Too much maybe. But I am sure I will find time to write between seasons of GOT and Daredevil.

I love to travel. I don’t take my kids traveling as much as I would like to, so I won’t be able to give great family guidance. But for the loving couple, I have opinions and stories to tell about our time around North America.

I eat out a lot. If I told you how much money my family spends at restaurants you wouldn’t believe me. So I am sure a handful of critiques will be written.

So what am I going to write about? A little bit of everything. I hope you will come along for the ride, as I tell stories about my life, share opinions about the world, and try to predict the sports future.

Cardinals win the super bowl? Anyone with me?

#LongBall

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