#24 celebrates a UMass goal against URI.
#24 celebrates a UMass goal against URI.
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As someone who is just learning anything about football on my ever continuing quest to learn as much as I can about this world, I really enjoy seeing plays like these. I’d been stuck with the idea that football was boring (that little idea hasn’t quite moved out yet though, he’s sort of an eternal boarder but one foot is out the door for now) even though I really knew nothing about it.

Recently though, I’ve been fascinated with following a few players. There is no way I could learn about the entire NFL or college football teams in any comprehensive way in a few days (which is disappointing) but I’m doing my best. Fun thing I learned after being confused about this AFC/NFC/AFL/NFL stuff was what it all meant (sort of). At least I know it’s conferences before they merged but then are still separated. I’m obviously still figuring it out. I still don’t understand how they come up with their playing schedules and who they play. But it’s a lot of fun and I feel like I need to brush up on so many things  in my life that it’s overwhelming, but this is a push in the right direction.

I’d love to do something with sports in the future, and sports photography is the direction I’d like to go in. But without sufficient knowledge about a particular sport I don’t think I’d ever be able to photograph it accurately, and I can’t have that.

But anyways, above I liked to a tweet about a really stunning play by Teddy Bridgewater. I first read about him in Sports Illustrated, and while I couldn’t find the profile on him, this sums up the piece pretty well. I may a little late on the ball with this guy, but hey, I hated Tom Brady for about four years for no apparent reason and I’m a Patriots fan, even with limited knowledge. So that’s the kind of person I am I guess, but I have seen the error of my ways, don’t worry.

Ok, I went on for a bit, but seriously watch the video in the tweet. It is an amazing play, and -at least in my opinion- it literally looks like he just chucks it up in the air. But then they catch it! It’s so cool! Sports!

That’s all for today,

Araz

Friday Favorites

Ok, I’ll admit I got the idea for Friday favorites from Lauren Conrad’s blog. It’s fun, and also…alliteration! Whats better than some fun with words?

Nothing.

Anyways, these are some sites that I enjoy going on and enriching my life.

1) NPR: National Public Radio

So much yes. I listen to this while I do dishes. I listen to this while I eat food. I listen to this while I am running late to class. The sheer amount of listening I can do is actually overwhelming. There are music programs in All Songs Considered like the Tiny Desk Concerts. 

Their newscasts are always on point, and they cover stories that range from breaking news to features. So many cool things! So. Many.

2) Storify

Ok, I know. I know I’ve already talked about Storify, so I don’t have to tell you about it again. But it’s awesome! What a cool aggregate of stories! I love it! I also enjoy creating stories, even though no one else seems to be viewing mine. But, that is the price of what I do. It’s a thankless existence.

3) Sports Illustrated.com

Right. I have a post coming up about what I feel about sports (I really do love them, so it’s not about that).

For some reason I’m really into following whats going on in college football. It could be because my school’s team isn’t quite up to par, even though we moved up a division (yippie!). I don’t really understand many of the stats, but I’m absolutely fascinated by the amount of analyzing that goes into the college-age players. Also, yes, I am aware that this level of analyzing goes into every sport, but I really enjoy reading about players and a sport I just can’t wrap my mind around.

Until next time,

A

Article sparks interest in historic German city

Article sparks interest in historic German city

  1. In Germany? See Historic Eisenhuttenstadt – fascinating place! Hanx t.co/Sdkt75rIqJ t.co/kXW1DucMDe
  2. The tweet that sparked an interest in the eastern German city. Continue reading “Article sparks interest in historic German city”

Benefits of Storify

Wow, I really like Storify. It’s a cool website and app and I’m impressed at the ability with which I can tell a story using a collection of sources. What a cool resource to tell a story without necessarily having to write it! You can put in awesome visuals, either your own or attributed to someone else. They can be funny or they can be serious. Hard news and fluff news.

It’s just really a stunning way to show the world through a new media window.

Pre-World Series From a Sox view

Pre-World Series From a Sox view

Just a few more hours until hopefully the boys bring it home. Lets win at Fenway!

  1. The #RedSox playing #Fenway, #Drake performing at the #Garden, and #Obama is in town. What a great day for #BeanTown, we need this!!