Hi, I’m Nik

Photo: James Turner.

I’m all about hockey, football, and enjoying life. I guess I’m about the Oxford Comma too. Actually, I tend to go back and forth on it, which is the one thing you probably shouldn’t do with your writing style. Anyways..

I was the Managing Editor at Last Word On Sports (CFL), a title I held from December 2018 to October 2020 after joining as a contributor in May 2018. I have since shifted toward freelancing writing for Sports Interaction. My current writing analyzes sports games from a betting perspective, something I truly enjoy (and have success at, of course).

As a 23-year-old student, I’m starting to dabble into other sports-related jobs, all of which I love. Aside from my LWOS role, I have been a sports game day writer for the University of Manitoba Bisons, a sports reporter for The Projector and formerly the Blue And Gold CFL blog. These gigs were all fantastic.

Oh, and I’m also a 2020 graduate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College, which was part of the joint communications degree I have from the University of Winnipeg.

School this year was strange, and that’s before COVID-19 hit. I say this because I played competitive sports all my life. I actually played two AAA sports at the same time for Murdoch MacKay High School (football) and the Winnipeg Sharks (hockey). Don’t say it, don’t be say it…. not a big deaaaal. Now that I’ve aged out of junior hockey, I’ve decided to type my way into carpal tunnel instead of breaking my wrists (I’ve broken seven bones).

I live in a neighbourhood called Transcona in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and I bring this up because if you’ve heard of Transcona, you know its residents are either bleeding $3 Sambuca shots or are in agreement with every Julian Rowan jab at the outspoken, working class neighbourhood. I’m the former; I absolutely love Transcona. In fact, If I continue to live in Winnipeg, I can’t see myself living anywhere else but Transcona. It’s the best area in the city, easily.

As far as who I am, I guess the most obvious thing you pick up is the gap in my teeth. To be honest, I wish I had braces when I was a teenager, but I now somewhat embrace my imperfect teeth. Reason being is I like how it takes me out of the norm. (See, the gap tooth does resemble my personality!) I’m a little on the independent side, and the gap tooth shows right off the bat that I’m willing to go against the grain.

And that’s what this blog is. Aside from me, there’s really no theme. I’m cool with it too, because I’m just going to push out content about things I enjoy.

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