Hello world!

Welcome to Dr. Dick’s Splog.  In the first bit of news here at the The Splog, I might have made a critical mistake in dubbing this space a “splog”.  According to Wikipedia:

  Splogs are blogs where the articles are fake, and are only created for spamming.

Now of course in founding The Splog, I thought I was creating an interesting new term for a Sports Blog, not naming this space after a heinous crime in cyberspace.  So, perhaps the first litmus test of whether The Splog garners any reader interest will be the day that Wikipedia (or more precisely one of its contributors) alters the definition of splogs to include a second meaning as the preeminent sports blog in North America  (with plans to conquer the rest of the planet still pending). 

In other news, none of the articles here will be fake.

And of course, always check Wikipedia before coining any more interesting new terms.

 So, dear reader, you ask what will appear in The Splog?  Hopefully, clever analysis, insightful commentary and witty writing about the world of sports.  Yes, I realize that thousands of others are attempting to provide the same service, many of them paid professionals.  However over the years many friends, colleagues and students have encouraged Dr. Dick to enter the blogging fray.  Until now, I have resisted.

Which leads to two interesting follow up questions.  Who the hell is Dr. Dick? and Why now?

A bio and comprehensive background on Dr. Dick are being added soon, so I will let the anticipation build for now.  A brief bio is that I’m a professor at a California university with an interest in sports.  I have published and presented in many sport-related academic forums, but am now expanding my audience to include you, the intellectual and pseudo-intellectual sport consumer.  As future posts unfold (and the bio is posted) I’ll fill you in with more details.

As for why now?  I was sitting in the airport in Denver the other night after attending one of the sport-related academic forums, reading a post on the excellent wagesofwins.com, a blog from Dave Berri and company, used to support their recent book Wages of Wins.  I followed the link to wordpress, opened an account and the rest is blogging history.

I have no systematic plan for posting, no editorial staff and no readers.  But here at The Splog we like to dream big so I’ll be posting and hoping to develop a readership.  From your perspective, dear reader, you have a chance to be in on something from its inception.  Something free.  Tell you friends. 

 That’s it for now… Dr. Dick

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