Best Websites/Apps to Visit: The Athletic

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Since I have been pretty busy recently, I have not had as much time to write new blog posts. While I am still constantly finding new things I love to recommend, I wanted to share some of my previous favorite recommendations. Over the course of this blog, I have now written over a year’s worth of posts (374 and counting), so you may have missed some of these along the way!

I am a huge sports fan, and I am constantly on ESPN/Bleacher Report checking for the latest updates. This is mostly for scores though, as both ESPN and Bleacher Report tend to have the latest updates, but not as many in-depth news pieces.

My true favorite sporting website is actually The Athletic. The Athletic, 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 price. I would think of it as the WSJ for sports fans.

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 wrote about his favorite 100 baseball players of all time, and these were all long-form stories about the lives and careers of these players. It is something that I really looked forward to reading every morning when it was being 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 The Athletic’s are worth reading since they are well-written and unlike pieces you can find elsewhere.

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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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