Website/App: The Athletic

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I am a huge sports fan, and I am constantly on ESPN/Bleacher Report checking for the latest updates. Although the coronavirus has put a temporary halt to every sport, I am eagerly awaiting the return of sports once everything dies down.

However, my true favorite sporting website is actually The Athletic. The Atheltic, unlike the other major news sources, is a subscription based website/app. The subscription costs $59.99 a year, but they are constantly running specials and giving away good deals to lesson the price. I personally love The Athletic because it has so many great writers for every single major sport (NBA, NFL, MLB, Soccer, College Sports, etc.); also the content differs from ESPN because The Athletic does long-form writing pieces. While ESPN is great to get daily updates on the sporting world, the Athletic is the way to truly be a sports connoisseur and get the most in-depth analysis.

While I realize that not everyone is interested in sports, if you are someone who is interested in reading about sports, I believe The Athletic is well worth the subscription. I would think of it as the WSJ for sports fans. Furthermore, the inspiration for this blog actually partially came from The Athletic. There is a writer for The Athletic named Joe Posnanski, and he mainly writes about baseball. He is currently in the process of writing about his favorite 100 baseball players, and these are long-form stories about the lives and careers of these players. It is something that I really look forward to every morning when it is released, and it made me want to start my own long-form blog.

I know that not everyone wants to take 5-10 minutes reading a long-form article, but I believe if they are well-written they are worth the time. I hope one day I can become half-the writer as Joe, and that is a big reason why I have started my blog.

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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