What’s good Bulldogs,
Most of you should already know who I am but for those of you who are freshmen, transfers or been living under a rock for the past three years, let me introduce myself. My name is Levi Edwards and I am the sports editor for the Samford Crimson. I have been a writer for the Crimson since I was a freshman here at Samford University and I am going into my second year as sports editor.
The story of my time with the Samford Crimson is a very interesting one to say the least. Most sports editors who work for their school publication dream of one day becoming a writer or editor for a local or national publication such as the Los Angeles Times or The Boston Globe. They dream of breaking headlining stories and exposing lies to gain clicks on their website. They dream of writing a prolific piece that’s so groundbreaking they get Donald Trump to call them out on Twitter and dismiss their reporting as “fake” news. Not me. I’m trying to be a TV star. I’m trying to make sure when you wake up and turn on your televisions, tablets and phones, you see my handsome face on your screen giving you updates on all things sports. I want to become the next Stephen A. Smith, except not annoying, or as loud, or obnoxious. Forget that; I don’t want to be the next anybody, I want to be the first Levi Edwards.
I have always had a passion for writing, and no matter what you do in the world of journalism, you have to be a good writer. So I decided to take my love for writing and transfer it to our school’s newspaper. I’ve had a lot of late nights checking box scores, getting quotes, coming up with story ideas and meeting deadlines. It’s definitely been an enjoyable and rewarding experience for me as a writer, and the skills that I’ve taken from writing and editing will go a very long way.
So Samford students and staff, what expectations do I have of the Sports section this year? Quite frankly, I want to make the sports section as sick as possible this year. I want to come out with the best, innovative content for all of you to read this year. I want to give you introspective feature pieces on our Bulldogs and who they not only are as athletes but also as people. I want you to be ready to pick up a copy of the Crimson every Thursday thirsting to see what the sports section is going to have in store for that week. I want to hear your voices and give you what you want in the sports section of your newspaper. For anyone interested in writing for the sports section of the Crimson or have any fire story ideas, I would greatly appreciate it if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise you this Bulldogs, I will bust my butt to make the sports section of the Samford Crimson better than it’s ever been. I’m not one to make promises that I can’t keep.
– Levi Edwards, Sports Editor
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