You asked where my articles are — they are everywhere but you must search really hard

Posted: 09/08/2016 in basketball, college football, football, weekly links

A question I get asked frequently is this: Where can I find your articles?

The short answer, of course, is everywhere.

The hard part is knowing exactly where they were published.

You can’t just search my name and find them because so many websites strip off the byline because having content – no matter where it comes from – is the name of the game in the online world.

Entities like USA Today, ESPN and Yahoo! Sports are masters of making the content look like it was staff-produced. Easy to do since 98 percent of sports fans could care less who actually wrote the article they are reading.

None of that bothers me here in 2016. It would have pained me when I first started in the business but I learned a long time ago that the amount of the paycheck is much more significant than seeing my name at the top of the story. And the size of the paycheck is also more important than all these fancy awards I have all over the house.

Heck, in 2013 a newspaper contacted me to see if I would be interested in interviewing for its most important sports beat. I cringed at the salary the managing editor told me and did the math.

I asked myself why would I ever take a pay cut of $15,000-18,000 to go back to newspaper life and I couldn’t come up with even one answer. Since I’ve grown my income another $10,000 since then, it would have been a financial disaster.

Turning down that interview opportunity was a no-brainer – and has turned out to be a genius move.

So yeah, where can you find these articles?

Well, here are a few from this week:

Article on the Basketball Hall of Fame class — http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2016/09/08/Shaquille-ONeal-Allen-Iverson-head-NBA-Hall-of-Fame-inductees/7061473367728/

Bengals-Jets preview —  http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/week-1-preview-bengals-at-jets-090716?cmpid=feed:-sports-CQ-RSS-Feed

Buccaneers-Falcons preview  — http://www.espn.com/nfl/preview?gameId=400874522

Washington State-Boise State preview — http://newsok.sportsdirectinc.com/football/ncaaf-preview.aspx?page=/data/NCAAF/matchups/g8_preview_299.html

That will keep you from searching the Internet to find some of my stories. I will try to remember to do this every once in a while.

Thanks for your interest.

 

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