When you decide to become a blogger and write your views for others to read one thing you will soon realize is that if you don’t have a network of fellow bloggers to surround you then you will soon be a thing of the past. I have began to surround myself around some very creative writers who have carved their own niche into the blogosphere. Shout out to my homie Eddie Maisonet creator of http://www.edthesportsfan.com. He shared with me the first post he wrote back in 2008 and this post is inspired by that. Keep doing your thing bro.
Edwin is the name that was given to me on that great day of January 22, 1979 but since then I have attained many different names that speak to my persona (Eddie, Edub, Bigdogg, Easy or just “E”). However you know me you probably don’t “know” me. This post is to give you just some general insight of me and my sports journey. Ever since I could remember I was an athlete. I never thought I was blessed with superior looks so I figured I would impress girls by being funny and excelling at sports. No comment on if it worked or not but this is my sports journey of how my teams became“MY TEAMS”.
In the beginning I chose my favorite teams based on their colors. I instantly became a Chicago Bears and Georgetown Hoyas fan before I fully understood the game. Living in Tampa, Florida I would slowly become a Buccaneers fan. Memories of my father, boiling peanuts, making sandwiches and sneaking sodas into the old Tampa stadium were “the good ole days”. At 20 bucks a ticket my Dad, older brother and I would sit in that hot florida sun and watch Barry Sanders run for 175 yards on our porous Bucs defense (Pre Dungy Era). It wasn’t long until I began to bleed Buccaneer orange.
One thing the always remained constant was the Hoyas. When I attended college in Alabama I quickly realized that it’s all about “where you’re from”. I took extra pride in my florida teams specifically (The Bucs, Gators and even our hockey team the Lightning). At the same time we had a young team just getting started and how awesome is it to say that you were a fan from day 1? Yes, I’m talking about the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. I never really had a “team” in the NBA, I kind of just went through different phases. The Dominique phase, LJ phase, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson phase and Allen Iverson phase. Till this day I don’t have a team in the NBA I just like watch elite players do their thing.
So here I stand today, I go hard for my Buccaneers, Rays, and Hoyas above all. I got love for the Gators as well as the USF Bulls and that is the genesis of my sports bias. I love sports and that is why I spill these internal opinions and observations on to this blog. The great thing about Al Gore’s “interweb” is that there are a lot of other people like me. Check the blogroll and give them a read.