The first thing you need to start a sports blog is an actual place to blog. You need a place to post videos and write content. Sure, you can go with blogger.com but if you want a cleaner smoother look then you should just get a wordpress.org blog. This is the option that the serious bloggers run with.
The second thing that you need is a set schedule for blogging. If you are not making a living from blogging or video blogging then you should have your blogging hobby revolve around your actual life. For me, I will check scores throughout the workday. Is there anything wrong with that? Is there anything wrong with smokers taking 10 minute smoking breaks? That’s what I thought. After the work day, I will usually go to the gym and workout. In between sets, I will check for schedules and scores. I’ll also allow myself to check out the gym television. Usually, if it is a smart gym the channel will be on ESPN.
After my workout, I will shower up and mentally start gearing up to write a sports blog or make a sports video blog. At this point, I’m ready to simply start ranting about my favorite topics. Right now, there is an article on BleacherReport.com claiming that Skip Bayless will be leaving the very popular sports talk show called ESPN First Take. The post says that he will be working for Fox Sports in August. In my opinion, this is very sad news. Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith have a very dynamic thing going on and they are absolutely fun to watch. I personally hope that this does not manifest but there is a chance that the papers have been signed.
I think that Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith have some of the most heated and epic debates. Their arguments are absolutely more interesting than political news. I will miss their opinions and insights on a bevy of topics:
Skip Bayless: It was a catch! (…when they are talking about the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo,
Stephen A. Smith: He’s a baaaaaad man! (..when talking about Aaron Rodgers)
Their most memorable conversations to say the least were usually about Tim Tebow, Dallas Cowboys, Lebron James, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, Ray Rice, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Stephen Curry, Ronda Rousey, and a plethora of trendy topics.
While we are still on the ESPN First Take topic, I would like to take a moment to ponder about the show. The elephant in the room is the concern for ratings. Will the show be the same without Skip? I positively believe that the show will lose a certain edge to it. A lot of people think that Skip is on the crazy side but I feel that the show is great because of the crazy cohesion that Skip and Stephen have.
It’s not a secret. Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless had an up and down vibe between them on the show. I think that it is safe to say that they developed a healthy bond. Some viewers might even agree that Skip and Stephen practically turned into relatives. They have numerous moments of laughter, awkwardness, and even hurt feelings. The latter may be a small to medium size factor in Skip’s reason for leaving the show and the ESPN network. Or it could be the 4 or 5 million dollar salary that Fox is coughing up.