There is a reason the word fan is in fanatic. And other than Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga fans, no group of people are more fanatical than sports fans. Painted chests, rusted, 30-year old Winnebagos decked out in team colors and flags, the use of “we” when referring to the person’s favorite team are prime diagnosis for sports fanatics. More proof of the lunacy are the questions they ask themselves.
The Brainerd Dispatch sports department will announce its 2011 All-Area Volleyball Team and Player of the Year awards Nov. 19.
Who absolutely needs to make the list of the area's top 12 players and why? Who would be your choice for player of the year and why?
What was your favorite moment from the 2011 volleyball season?
And a bit of trivia. Who led the Brainerd lakes area in kills this season?
While my work title seems simple enough, people really don't have a clue what I do. So here is a brief synopsis of a life of a Brainerd Dispatch sports writer.
First of all, I don't cover the Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins or Wild. In fact the only professional sporting event I have ever covered was the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National and the Lucas Oil Nationals at BIR.
My job revolves around the local high schools and Central Lakes College during the school year. The summer I attempt to cover the local golf scene between my vacations.