Thirteen years ago today, my first story appeared in The Stanly News & Press. It was really a commentary, but they didn't have my photo, since I wasn't officially an employee.
That first column asked "What is a sport?" I discussed different activities such as kick the can, hopscotch, stick ball and other such "sports." During that summer I wrote about dragsters, tractor pulls, disc golf, dan ball -- something I can't even remember anything about -- and lots of pro wrestling.
It was a fun summer working with the SNAP and I still sometimes still question "What is a sport?" I guess anyone can make a sport out of anything. We have covered brawl fighting events, checker tournaments, arm wrestling, chess and many other competitions.
I didn't know, however, that 13 years later we would be tweeting and blogging about events.
But it still can't beat the real thing -- The SNAP.