In the spring of 2009 I had to start a blog for a class I was taking. The class was called PR Online Tactics and it ended up being my favorite and most valuable class I took at Kent State. I love it when a teacher/professor tells you, “you can write about anything you want, make this fun,” because deep down you know there isn’t a snow balls chance in hell that you can actually write about “anything you want.” This was no exception. We could write about “anything we wanted,” but it had to some how tie back to PR.
That is where The Dive was born. I named this blog The Drive in reference to the 1987 AFC Championship game between the Cleveland Browns and John Elway. I am from Cleveland and was 367 days old when The Drive happened, yet I have watched the game on ESPN Classic enough to feel like I was at the game. It epitomizes everything about being a Cleveland Sports fan.
Like a good student, I spent the next 8-10 weeks writing all kinds of fluffy garbage that you can find on this site. (That’s a lie, I am an awful student. I’m the first to admit it, my advisor, Bill Sledzik, is the first to confirm it. Some day there will be a post about this.) At any rate, you’ll find a bunch of posts on here that have this I-sound-like-an-idiot-but-I-am-doing-this-for-a-grade tone to them, but that tone is going out the window.
I think I am much more intelligent than I really am. Anybody who knows me will confirm that. (Not that I am smarter, but that I think I am.)
A few disclaimers before reading this blog:
- Almost every post on here is extremely biased. I know it, and don’t care to hear that I am not objective. I’m not trying to be.
- I am going to reference my friends a lot in this blog. Often by their nickname. I am not going to take the time to give a background on everyone, unless it is helpful in proving my point.
- I was born in 1986. Since 1999 I have read every single word that Bill Simmons has published. For you math majors out there, that means for the last 10 years (ages 13-24) I have been brainwashed by his work. Recently I began my conquest to broaden my horizons and start reading other writers/authors. Hopefully I won’t come off sounding too much like Simmons, but if I do, oh well.
- I am a frat guy at heart, and thoroughly enjoy everything that comes with it. That being said, I am not doing an “About Me” page for this blog. You’ll get to know me by reading my posts.
- I hate blogs.