My name is Michael Gartman and I'm a 17-year-old sports enthusiast, trying to receive exposure and fulfill my dream of becoming a sportswriter.
I'm currently the top writer and Featured Columnist for the Houston Texans on Bleacher Report, the sole Fan Voice for the Texans on NFLTouchdown.com, and the AFC South Divisional Columnist for Fan Huddle.
I have also had the honors of being featured on and/or linked to NationalFootballPost.com, USAToday.com, SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle), Chron.com (Houston Chronicle), and CBSSports.com, among other sports sites and media outlets.
I'm homeschooled and currently live in Tuscaloosa, AL, with plans of moving to Houston in the short future. I am blessed with a God-given writing talent and I'm not going to let it go to waste.
B/R and these types of sites have given me the chance to live out my life-long dream of becoming a sportswriter and I am eternally thankful. Later on, I would like to get into broadcasting.
I hope to be an inspiration to many—to do what you want to do and let nothing stop you from accomplishing your goals. "It's amazing how far a little bit of passion and creativity can take you."—Phillip Chbeeb
I would love any advice on how to grow as a writer and become the best I can be. If you would like any advice, I would be more than happy to help another writer in the journey to reaching their potential.
In honor of my record 100th article, I constructed a fictitious list of an All-AFC South, All-NFC North, and All-Female Celebrity football duel to make for an interesting twist.
This milestone article was also complete with my sportswriting journey and can be seen here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/396530-2010-all-afc-south-all-nfc-north-and-all-female-celebrity-football-duel
I also love God, and keep family and friends close. Just before I debuted my 50th article on B/R, I decided to devote a verse of my choosing (unless one is requested) to each new article.
Aside from sportswriting, I love to dance (spec. hip-hop), travel, play sports, and spend time with loved ones.
Contact Info - If you need to contact me for a gig or an assignment, you can send me a message via B/R, find me on Facebook, YouTube, or follow me on Twitter. http://twitter.com/Sportscaster007
Since there wasn't room to list both sites I write for under the "website" category below, here's where you can find my work at NFL Touchdown:
URL to my Bleacher Report page:
God Bless and Carpe Diem!