Sportswriting examples

Sportswriting examples

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From 2008-12, I was a freelance sportswriter. During that time, I primarily covered Tennessee Volunteers Football for bleacherreport.com. I had other duties for many other sites, some of which are featured in the pdf download available on this page. Multiple types of articles are featured on this download. From columns to letters from the editor to general reporting, you can see the attention to detail and my overall writing style. [download id="234"]
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NFL Draft 2012 coverage

NFL Draft 2012 coverage

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In 2012, I had the unique opportunity to be involved in covering the NFL Draft. As part of my responsibilities to cover the annual April event, I reported live from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. In addition to filing daily stories, I did multiple radio live radio interviews covering the week-long event. You can download a pdf featuring many of those articles here. [download id="239"]
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Restoring Togetherness

Restoring Togetherness

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Below is an excerpt of my feature story in the August 2015 edition of Good News Chattanooga magazine. Marriage as we know it has changed. No, this article has nothing to do with the Supreme Court. The change I’m referring to happened a long time ago when the two working together for the good of the whole family inexplicably morphed into the two living their own individual lives. Traditional roles of male breadwinner and female homemaker have long since passed. And in the place of tradition, we have substituted two individuals, working separately, rarely getting a glimpse of each other. Whether you are climbing your own ladders of success or, in some cases, leading totally separate lives, marriage for many is a shell of what it used to be. Throughout the…
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A Stormy Transition Brings a New Season

A Stormy Transition Brings a New Season

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Below is an excerpt of a feature story in the March 2015 edition of Good News Cleveland magazine. Springtime is just around the corner. Blooming flowers, fresh green leaves, dogwoods and perfect temperatures are welcomed signs after a winter of polar dips, snowflakes, and black ice. While we always look forward to this wonderful respite from the harshness of winter, the time of transition between the seasons is often quite extreme. Polar dips and icy streets give way to severe storms and tornado warnings. Many times the transition period between the seasons is worse than what we experienced throughout the entire previous season. Just as the seasonal transition from winter to spring can bring storms and unsettled weather, managing the tension between the old and new seasons in our lives…
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Marriage Devotional

Marriage Devotional

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Below is a small snippet of the marriage devotional found in 30:1 Marriage: Overcoming The Odds (Volume 2) A key concept in everyday life is balance. You need it to walk successfully. Balance is needed to keep things level in life. In an extremist culture, balance is often viewed as a negative compromise. However, in marriage, balance is one of the most important aspects of a happy, healthy relationship with one’s spouse. Within marriage, balance is key to saving, spending, health, and raising children, just to name a few. Perhaps, the greatest aspect of balance within a marriage is the delicate tension between working as a whole—two becoming one—and keeping some measure of individuality. Jesus Himself called for the two to “become one flesh” in Mark 10. When the Apostle Paul…
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