About The Big Sports Fan

Matthew Blog CropWhen I was 6 years old, my Dad bought me a basketball goal and set up a court on our driveway in western North Carolina. That must’ve been when my intense love for sports started.

What followed: countless hours “shooting baskets” (with dad, friends or just myself) in the driveway, joining my first basketball team when I was 8 years old, becoming a Tar Heels fan as UNC Chapel Hill made its 1993 NCAA championship run, collecting basketball trading cards and spending many of my waking moments thinking about sports.

It started with basketball and eventually expanded to baseball, football, tennis and golf. Now, I often admit I’ll watch almost anything that has a championship competition. To be honest, I’m not much for NASCAR, soccer and mixed martial arts. But I understand that those sports have their own unique values, histories and major fan bases.

That’s what this site is about: a fan’s love for sports. I’m just a big sports fan. (And I’m big by normal standards at 6 feet, 4 inches tall.) I’m also an award-winning sports news writer, a sports video gamer and a man who will spout off historical sports statistics every chance I get. If you’ve found this blog, I hope you enjoy at least one of those things, too.

And if you enjoy what you read here, be sure to check out my weekly sports podcast via WGWG.org and Soundcloud.com.

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