ARMCHAIR FEATURE: Interview with one of the Media’s Finest, Shea Serrano

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Over this weekend I was fortunate enough to interview one of my favorite writers and someone that the entire staff here at Armchair idolizes. Shea Serrano is a staff writer for the popular website, Grantland, where he covers anything from the NBA to movies to hip hop music. He is the author of the upcoming book, The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, his second published book. Not only is he a published author and staff writer but he also spent many years as a teacher, making for nothing but excellent stories.

Shea has risen in the eyes of sports fans everywhere through his unique writing style and incredibly funny Twitter account. His tweets about his kids and his struggles to defeat them in Super Smash Brothers or just really anything that pops into his head captivate followers all over the…

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Hawks Use T.I.’s Advice, Get Tricked into the Worst Jerseys Ever

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Today, when I sat down at my computer, I had every intention on writing a well informed sports article about a current event that would be relevant to the average sports fan. I mean, I really wanted to, but the Atlanta Hawks organization and Peter Sorckoff, their chief creative officer, were just not going to have it.

I honestly don’t even know where to begin with these things, I literally cannot find a single redeeming quality in these uniforms. I guess let’s start at the beginning with WHO THE HELL DECIDED TO ADD NEON YELLOW TO THE MIX?!? If adidas approached me and asked me to redesign a uniform, the absolute last suggestion I would make would be to add neon yellow to the color scheme. The only people that are ever allowed to use neon yellow is the University of Oregon but that’s only because they pretty much invented…

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Women in Sports

My first story for this blog! I’m quite proud so give it a read!

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For years, I have been the only girl to know and love sports as much as the boys around me. For instance, I was the only girl to play with boys during recess in elementary school, especially if football was involved. We usually kept it to two-hand touch, but when we did play tackle I could take down anyone I wanted, while the boys were not allowed to use that kind of force on me (I of course, realize now the double standard that was set but the poor boys had been taught never to hit a girl and I was simply respecting that rule).

It was not until I got to middle school that I realized what it truly meant to be a female that enjoyed playing sports. For instance, every sport played in PE was separated between boys and girls. Now, not to offend anyone, but a lot…

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