A writer who isn’t a reader (or a watcher) isn’t much of a writer.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not as much of a bookworm as I should be — except for Dr. Seuss, who was the subject of a book report my junior year of high school — but I’m pretty good about getting around the internet.
Anyway, here’s where you can usually find me online. It’s not an exhaustive list or anything, but it hits on most of my major topics of interest. (If you were expecting more listings, understand that I really enjoy taking advantage of social media trends to point me toward more interesting items.)
What Kyle Writes
- Republican-American: I’ve been a sportswriter at the Waterbury (Conn.) daily newspaper since 2010, and I’ve been a full-time member of the sports department since 2014. My beats include high school sports — especially high school football — and college hockey. I also keep up high school sports blogs for each of the three major seasons.
- Naugatuck Valley League Football Blog: I co-founded this website in 2009 and helped it become one of the state’s most popular high school blogs.
- My new blog: You know, the one that’s on this website.
What Kyle Reads
- Deadspin: I don’t always agree with its angles, but Deadspin isn’t afraid to tackle any subject. The website mixes in some total nonsense and sharp graphics, too.
- Grantland: Most of ESPN’s best work these days comes on this website. There’s little of everything, and the layout — especially the footnotes — is comfortably magazine-y.
- I F—ing Love Science: I’ll bet you weren’t expecting this one to pop up. This website is always good when I’m in the mood for some mind-blowing stuff.
- Saving Country Music: The current state of country radio is awfully discouraging to lifelong fans of the genre. Saving Country Music does its part to live up to its title.
- Sports Illustrated: Simply, SI is still often the standard in sports journalism.
What Kyle Watches
- Dan Patrick Show: The DP Show YouTube channel doesn’t really do justice to a tremendous program. Dan is a master interviewer and using the Danettes makes sports radio — which is intolerable in most situations — a great way to start the day.
- Grand Ole Opry: There’s something about live music, and there’s something about the Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately, country music’s famous concert hall is all the way in Nashville, but the YouTube channel posts great highlights.
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jimmy just gets it.
- Tony Horton: I’ve lost 70 pounds using Tony Horton’s P90X, and I’ve got no plans on stopping. Tony adds some terrific advice and short workouts on YouTube.