I just got back in town from a great weekend at Blogs With Balls 1.0. For a recap of all the happenings at the largest gathering of sports bloggers in the history of bloggerdom, check out the write up Sarah Spain of Mouthpiece Sports put together today. The organizers of the event have listed all the various recaps of the weekend here and here and Sports Illustrated’s Jeff Pearlman – who was in attendance and a member of one of the panels – gave his perspective of the event on his blog.
Here’s what I learned after spending Saturday in a basement with 300 other bloggers.
1. Spencer Hall is hilarious.
2. Bethlehem Shoals of Free Darko and Sporting News fame is opinionated. He’s also a great guy and completely right about the sports media vs. mass media “war.”
4. Amy K. Nelson is not only smart, really cool and an excellent journalist, she’s also really cute. I can now say I actually have a crush on an ESPN reporter not named Erin Andrews and I’m totally fine with that.
5. Drinking free Guiness all day is not a good idea if you want to pay close attention to eight panels and a featured speaker.