Goalposte is a daily newsletter that summarizes the major stories in sports. It is designed for casual sports fans who want an easy way to stay up-to-date or sports novices who want a fun and accessible way to learn more.
The idea for Goalposte came to me during my time working as an attorney in NYC for a Big Law firm. I was staffed on a case representing Major League Baseball, which was exciting but also terrifying, because I had practically no idea what was happening in any sport--let alone be expected to hobnob with C-suite executives at MLB. As I got more entrenched in the case, I was invited to events and business development dinners with high profile sports clients and law firm partners. All the while, I was on pins and needles that I would be discovered as a fraud.
One day, I shared my anxiety with one of my good friends at the law firm, and he quickly sat down and penned me a brief update of all the top sports news of the day. What he wrote for me was basic, but it offered me an unbelievable amount of comfort. I was relieved that I could now ask the right questions at dinner or interject my assent when others were talking about the latest trade.
From speaking with my friends, this anxiety is an all too common experience among my female friends who work primarily with men. My greatest hope and aspiration is that this simple daily newsletter will help even the playing field for women in the workplace and over time cultivate a genuine appreciation for sports.
But, in the short term, I would be thrilled if Goalposte is able to offer sports novices or casual fans comfort, whatever the circumstances, and make you look like a legit sports fan at at the watercooler, when you feel like you really don't have a clue.
Evan Slavit, Contributing Editor
Evan earned his masters in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and currently works for the Danville Register & Bee as a sports reporter. He's covered a wide range of teams and events including the New York Jets, Union College Hockey, NASCAR and Hargrave Basketball. In addition to Syracuse athletics, his favorite teams are the New York Mets, Giants, Rangers and Knicks, and his favorite sports memory was watching the Giants end the Patriots undefeated (eventual 18-1) season in Arizona for Super Bowl 42.
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