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The Hustle’s Philosophy

You only run a sports site if you’re an extremely dedicated follower/fan/journalist of the sport or team. The vast reaches of the internet allow for extreme specificity. There is no length requirement. Each game, play or thought can be broken down to its tiniest minutia.

As the collection of sports websites has grown, this detail oriented approach isn’t necessarily a good thing. Minor things become huge news. Every Red Wings loss in early October means they can’t win a playoff series.

We’ve gotten too serious. Everything is an overreaction. Let’s not forget why we all started loving sports in the in the first place: it’s fun.

Sometimes that gets lost in the various internet rants and raves. Not here. The Hustle operates based on three simple principles:

1. Tell the people something they don’t know. I’ll expose you to stories and people you’ve never heard of before. The best example of this is my award to honor the little guys I love so much, The James Mungro Memorial Award.

When I do handle the bigger topics, it will be from a different angle. I’ll spread some of my knowledge from playing hockey, studying some of the other sports and having experience in big-time sports locker rooms and witnessing interactions taking place.

I guarantee you’ll know something or think differently about a topic after coming here.

Get excited. I’m enriching your life here.

2. Remember, it’s sports. We’re all here to have a good time. There won’t be any unjust attacking or petty arguments. I won’t overreact to Tigers losses in April or take myself too seriously. It’s just not my style.

I should warn you, the jokes will be fired off early and often. If you don’t think they’re funny, well, you can go f——– I mean, have a nice day.

3. Be better than everybody. As a journalist, I have a bit of practice in formulating a story and presenting it in an appealing manner. This whole thing was started in getting me more reps in doing so. I realized, though, that you can’t just write for the sake of getting content up and get better. You have to work at it. You have to actively try to get better every day. That’s what I do here. I’m taking the time to try to beat everybody on the internet.

That’s good news for you. Every post that comes out will be something intended to be the better than everything that came before it. It’s a place to flex my writing muscles and give you the best content imaginable.

This isn’t a site with 200-word posts. This is real writing. My goal is to make you feel real emotion, whether it’s eternal enlightenment or deep sorrow (hopefully its somewhere in-between), and to try to make you laugh a bit along the way (I apologize for all corny jokes in advance).

If you have any questions or just want to say ‘Hey’ (and preferably something else, just getting an e-mail that said ‘Hey’ would be kind of weird) head over to my Contact page. You can also follow me on Twitter, and make sure to Like The Detroit Hustle on Facebook.

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