Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen!

My name is LaMar Gafford and I am the owner of this blog.

First of all, I personally would like to thank you for visiting and I hope you continue to come back to read insightful pieces about sports (and other things, as well).

I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in December 2010 with a degree in Mass Communications and a concentration in journalism.

I always wanted to be a sports journalist, however I never thought about sports writing until my sophomore year at ULM. There I answered an ad to be a sports writer for its school newspaper, The ULM Hawkeye. I worked my way up to sports editor in August 2008, went to a couple of collegiate media conventions, and interned with The Times in Shreveport, La. during the summer of 2010.

I am an avid sports fan, so I try to mix a traditional journalistic view with the view of a ravenous fan. I believe this brings a lively personality, which I feel is important to any writer.

Anyways, this blog is about all of us. I know I may be right with some of my opinions, but then again there are times where I am wrong. Comments are very welcome, because nothing gets the ball rolling like a good agreement and debate.

With that said, thank you very much for visiting and hopefully my posts enlighten your mind and feel free to send me ideas!


LaMar Gafford

Shreveport, LA

My Teams:
NFL- Dallas Cowboys
NBA- Dallas Mavericks
MLB- Atlanta Braves (favorite), Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers
NCAA- Notre Dame football, North Carolina basketball, LSU baseball, ULM (all sports...the home school!), any Louisiana school, any Sun Belt school, any SEC school

Favorite Athletes:
Michael Vick
Dirk Nowitzki
Allen Iverson
Michael Jordan (the G.O.A.T)
Emmitt Smith
Deion Sanders

Work Experience:
Writer/Sports Editor - The ULM Hawkeye [Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2010, (editor) Aug. 2008 - Dec. 2010]

Intern/Freelancer - The Shreveport Times [(intern) May 2010 - Aug. 2010, (freelancer) Apr. 2011 - ]