Today in self-aggrandizing…
Zach Berman wrote a rather lengthy article about Philly sports blogs in this week’s SportsWeek. It was in print on Saturday, but because Philly.com is run by really smart business people, the article about websites didn’t go online until today.
The whole thing is well worth your time, as it details the changing sports media landscape thanks to a myriad local blogs, most of which do really good work. But I’ll call your attention to this part, which gives you a little glimpse inside my existence:
On Saturday, May 19, Scott awoke at 7 a.m., checked his email and saw a message sent hours earlier from a tipster disclosing Burrell's whereabouts the night before. Scott, 28, from suburban Philly, jumped out of bed and dashed to his computer, where he tried to corroborate the account by searching Twitter. Even someone who doesn't fancy himself as Bob Woodward was skeptical about an email sent from a bar in the early-morning hours. But when he saw that someone else had also identified Burrell at the same Center City nightspot, he posted an entry on Crossing Broad. In the following days, there were more tips with more stories and more photos. Scott's site became a de facto Burrell GPS, a "Where's Waldo?" expedition following Pat the Bat's Center City bar crawl.
If I ever have a Wikipedia page, that’s what I want on there.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a douchey t-shirt to iron.