And I wish I could too.
The Sports Guy has been written about ad nauseum in the blogosphere and tends to be a polarizing figure. Which is what every writer wants to be, it seems. After all, what's better than page views from people who love you AND people who love to hate you?
To his credit, he identified a need, filled it, and built an empire while doing so.
But at some point, it stopped being fun. It stopped being relatable.
Regular "Sports Guys" don't have stories about having access to the celebrity bar at the Staples Center and crossing paths with Jack Nicholson.
Or hang out with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Or chat with Jon Hamm from Mad Men about Fantasy Football.
The Sports Guy will be launching a new website dedicated to sports and pop culture, two things he relies on heavily. As long as the pop culture is related to Teen Wolf, The Wire, Shawshank Redemption, or Survivor, he should be fine.
But he's no longer the fan with a blog and a knack for threading Rocky movie quotes into his writing; he's a famous guy with a blog and a website and regular appearances on ESPN who really spends most of his time recording phone calls.
Maybe I'd feel better if he started going by The Sports Celebrity.
So, where's the next regular guy or gal blogger going to come from?
What fresh perspective will they bring that eventually catapults them to fame and fortune?