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A Hello From The New Guy...

Since I got my first issue of Sports Illustrated For Kids back in 1984, I believe I have always had a desire to be a Sports Journalist. I mean, every boy grows up wanting to be a famous sports star, but when you realize that you probably don't have the skills to do that, you learn to settle.

For as long as I can remember, I have always written about my personal sports heroes and villains, David vs. Goliath, and uncanny Cinderella’s. But it wasn't until High School that I thought I could make a real career out of it.

Unfortunately, upon getting to High School, my dear old Mother told me that I was in too many extra curricular groups and I needed to cut at least one. Singing and playing sports got the chicks, so I dumped Journalism. But I never stopped writing.

When I first discovered Myspace in late 2005, I began to share many of these takes on sports current events on a public blog. I got several readers I had never met and had all kinds of debates and discussions with them and other friends. I even got many offers from some of them wanting me to write for their website. I finally accepted one back in 2007, but that marriage didn't last long. It was too demanding and censored for my taste (I wont mention the site), so I didn't even make it through the end of the season before we both decided to move on.

I went back to just blogging my stories for the next couple of years. A nibble here and there from potential places to write for. But I wanted to write for someone I was a fan of. That's when I noticed one of my favorite places to gather Houston Texans info was looking to add someone.

Long story short, I am the newest writer here
and I am ecstatic for this opportunity.

I do want to warn you that I say exactly what I am thinking about a particular issue and at times many will call me a pessimist; not true, I am a realist.  I consider realism to be far from pessimism, but it can get pretty ugly sometimes. No, not Richard Justice ugly, but ugly nonetheless. By the way, how does that clown get to keep his job over Fran Blinebury? Come on Chronicle, if you’re going to fire someone at least have some taste!

But I guess that’s a story for another time.

So, in short, I am happy to be here and I look forward to debating and discussing with all of you.

Go Texans!

- Mike