8 athletes who blog (and 2 that shouldn’t)

Gilbert Arenas

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One of the most well-known bloggers is Wizard’s guard Gilbert Arenas. His blog is colorful and opinionated.
Highlight: Gilbert’s blogging breakthrough came when shoemaker Adidas gave Arenas a prototype of his second signature shoe which was months away from being revealed to the public. Dissatisfied with the design, Arenas took his frustrations out to the blogosphere:

“I’m sitting there looking at the shoe like ‘I hope you guys aren’t serious. Because I’m not going to wear this shoe…Nobody is going to wear this shoe. It reminds me of a ballerina.”

More recently, Gilbert is getting recognized for his catchy blog titles which include, My Dad is Old, My D-League Friend, What Happened to My Kobe Haircut, and I Wasn’t in New Orleans, But My Shoes Were.

Curt Schilling

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Curt Schilling’s is one of the most diligent writers in the blogosphere (updated 2-3 times weekly). His blog, 38 Pitches, is opinionated, random, and often scathing.

Highlight: Curt’s rise to blogos-fame came when he published a response to the Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball which infuriated a lot of his peers, not the least of which was Jose Canseco whom Schilling called a ‘liar’, a ‘liar’, and let me see here….oh, ‘a liar.’

Greg Oden

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Oden’s blog is a fantastic mixture of his professional and personal life; a wide-eyed account of an eager young athlete willing to share all his experiences with his fans. It’s updated frequently with enthusiasm.

Highlight: After receiving a phone call from Barack Obama, Oden went strait to his blog.

He (Obama) also asked me about my knee, and he said he wasn’t feeling my mohawk – lol. I laughed and explained to him that it’s just a haircut to me and he told me he liked how I handle myself as a young man – “Thanks Mom.”

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