Welcome to The SportSpin

*If you’ve been directed here from outrageoussportsblog.com, you can find your article by typing whatever you’re looking for into the search bar! It’s the same content, just with some new stuff! Enjoy!

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally decided to go legit. After years of excuse-making, I’ve finally graduated to a “self-hosted blog”, which basically means that now I can have slightly more control over the way it looks and pick up some cash for it along the way (hence the incredibly attractive ads sprinkled throughout).

For those of you that don’t know, I previously operated outrageoussportsblog.com. One look at that URL and you can see why I switched. Plus I realized what I was writing isn’t really all that outrageous after all. I basically integrated everything from the old site onto the new one, so all the archives are be there if you want to look up an old favorite (some media links take you back to the old blog for now…sue me!).

So what is The Sports Spin? Basically I got sick of blogs that are only concerned with getting hits. Headlines have gone from “Jordan’s 45 Points Lift Bulls Past Sixers” to “Pics of Brian Urlacher’s Girlfriend’s Nip Slip in Stands During Bears’ 17-13 Win Over Lions”. Often times it’s just a race to see who can get the headline up the quickest…regardless of the actual content of the post.

I can’t blame them…the internet is ruled by Google and money is determined by how many visitors you attract to your site. I get it. But I thought it was time for a site that provided not only the information, but also an opinion. Anyone can find out “what happened” on their phone within 20 seconds of it happening. What they can’t get right away are funny, clever takes that make them think about something in a new way. And that’s what I’m trying to do. Hence the tagline: You’ve seen the headline. Now get the spin. Ah, It’s all starting to make sense.

This being the distant future (the year 2011), you can obviously find me through social network sites (the nifty buttons on the right side of the screen) and through email at colin@thesportspin.com. If you think an article is funny, insightful, insensitive, or just plain stupid, let me know by commenting either here or on Facebook. It only makes me stronger.

With that I welcome you to The Sports Spin! Obviously the site will be undergoing some changes as I fine-tune it, but consider this a sneak peek and spread the word as much as you can. Hope you enjoy. If you want to know more about me, check out the aptly named “About” page. If you want an email every time I post something (easy way to stay connected) just sign up below.


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