“Phoebe Langdon, Amateur Blogger”

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

I’m not sure how many times exactly I’ve sat down to type something up, only to hold down the backspace button, destroying any evidence of my efforts.

It’s been two weeks since graduation and I have to say I thought I would be enjoying my freedom much more.  Instead, it’s been a plethora of tears, applications opened in more tabs than I can count, a neglected blog, an empty wallet and an existential crisis here and there.

To make matters worse, with every article I read, and every broadcast I watch, my confidence takes a hit.  There’s so much talent already established and so much more yet to be discovered.

And then there’s me, just trying to keep my head above water, writing for a blog with two readers, my dad being one of them.

But so what?  I love to write.

So why can’t I seem to get past two paragraphs of text before giving up on my thoughts and closing my laptop?

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Report: Beth Mowins To Call NFL Game For ESPN

ESPN’s Beth Mowins is slated to become the first woman in 30 years to handle play-by-play duties during a regular-season NFL broadcast, according to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch.

Source: Report: Beth Mowins To Call NFL Game For ESPN

Beth Mowins is easily one of my favorite women in the game–and no it’s not just because she’s from Syracuse (but it definitely doesn’t hurt).

She’s been with ESPN since 1994 and has chalked up an impressive resume that would prepare her to be the first woman in 30 years to do an NFL play-by-play commentary.

Why does this have to be such an impressive milestone though?  How is it that in NFL history there has been only ONE other woman to call a game?

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Joe Girardi compares Yanks rookie Aaron Judge to Derek Jeter | abc7ny.com

Manager Joe Girardi paid the ultimate compliment to Yankees rookie outfielder Aaron Judge by comparing him to one of the most revered players in franchise history: Derek Jeter.

Source: Joe Girardi compares Yanks rookie Aaron Judge to Derek Jeter | abc7ny.com

This may be a little off-topic, but as a huge Derek Jeter supporter, I can’t help but give my two cents.  Seeing as how this is my blog, I think I’ll let it slide.

There’s no question that Aaron Judge has been lighting up the MLB, whether it be with a clutch at bat, or a stellar catch in the outfield, the rook is turning heads.

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