I started contributing to two sports blogs in 2008. The Yanks Are Coming follows the U.S. men's soccer team while The Daily Stache covers the National Hockey League's New York Rangers. Examples of my work on eash blog are available below.

The Fourth Line

The Rangers have suffered two embarrassing losses in a row, and it’s fair to say the offense has hit a rough patch. But with some of the Blueshirts’ lines struggling, the fourth line continues to clear the zone, move the puck up ice, and create actual scoring chances. In short, Blair Betts, Freddie Sjostrom, and Colton Orr are doing all the little things right, and it’s paying off.

In fact, the fourth line is the only one that Tom Renney hasn’t tinkered with this season. So how has the Betts, Orr, Sjostrom line become so effective?

Olympic Disappointment

They had me excited. Even before the Olympics started they had me excited. Then they beat Japan and outplayed UEFA’s back-to-back U-21 champions and I had to start annoying people.

A Flying Start

Nine points! Nine out of nine possible! Yes!

Okay okay, I know we’re now the giants of CONCACAF and we’re supposed to beat teams like Guatemala, Cuba, and Trinidad & Tobago, but there’s a hell of a lot to be said for doing what you’re supposed to. Especially when you finish the first half of group play with a flourish like the team did on Wednesday night.