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A New View

Posted By on June 8, 2012, 7:01 PM

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Greetings, all. My name is Oliver Hughes, and this summer I will be serving as an intern here at City Weekly. Sports have always played a major role in my life, and over the next few months, I will be your man when it comes to blogging about everything sports: the games, teams, players, scandals—you name it.---

I have a background in sports so don’t go off thinking I am just another nutjob trying to be the next Skip Bayless. I just finished my junior year at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where I play on the men’s basketball team—Go Bearcats! (Finding out what the hell a Bearcat is exactly can be your own adventure.) Basketball has always been my go-to sport, having played my whole life. I was a starter on the Judge Memorial 2009 state-championship team here in Salt Lake City, and even managed to set the state record for most 3-pointers made in a season. I was not just a hooper my whole life, however. I played baseball, soccer, ran cross-country and even played a little volleyball. I would have played football, too, had my dad’s busted-up knees from his football days not threatened to kick me out of the house if I did.

My favorite sports team ever is the Utah Jazz, and I was among the many whose hearts were ripped from their chests when Jordan pushed—yes, PUSHED—Bryon Russell to the floor for his infamous Game 6 NBA Finals winner. Also, Carmelo Anthony is a cold-blooded man and I will root for him wherever he ends up. As for baseball, I am on team “anyone but the Yankees,” but I seem to find myself always rooting for the Phillies. As embarrassing as it may be, in football I’ll go as far as the Chargers and Jets take me, although it is usually to a high pick in next year’s draft. Oh, and for clarification, I AM a member of Tebowmania.

Other than sports, I like hanging out with my friends, watching TV and reading sports books. I will post three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), so, as Terrell Owens so eloquently put it, “Get your popcorn ready.”

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