I’ve been putting off this announcement for a while, but I figure today is the perfect day for it.
I started SportsMyriad six years ago. I had just left USA TODAY to spend more time with my family and to pursue my passion of covering undercovered sports.
Mission accomplished. Now we all pay greater attention to Olympic sports in non-Olympic years. Everyone’s an expert on all levels of U.S. soccer.
So it’s time for me to push onward, moving the SportsMyriad spotlight to a sport that truly deserves more coverage.
I’m talking, of course, about professional wrestling.
It’s really the break I’ve needed. No more complicated discussions of gender equity. No more results wiped out by drug tests.
To an extent, I’m going back to my family roots. My grandfather, the managing editor of the Winston-Salem papers back in the day, would tell me stories of how they covered the squared circle. The shows ran too long for reporters to make deadlines, but the helpful promoters would call ahead with the results.
To those who have followed me in this quest to explore more sports, I say thanks. And I hope you’ll follow me as I give some publicity to people who’ve toiled in the shadows for far too long. It’s about time they get the coverage they deserve.
See you at the field … I mean … ring!