Is the Term ‘Freelancing’ Derogatory?

Let me ask you a question, what do you think of when you hear the term ‘freelancer’? Do you think a writer who is a spot/fill-in worker like a substitute teacher is when a teacher is sick or do you think some random dude trying to get a quick paycheck? As a freelancer for two…

Looking for a Sports Writer? I’m your Guy!

Are you a magazine, newspaper, news site in need of a sports writer or a freelancer to cover that game, do that preview or feature article or just wash your car until the Oregon Rain’s Come?  I’m your guy! Jeremy McDonald, 26-year-old sportswriter at your service. I’ve been all over the Five in my brief…

J-Mac’s Takeaways: Niners versus Steelers game

We can take away four things on the San Francisco 49ers-Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday match-up that resulted in a 43-18 victory by Pittsburgh:  ‘Headset-Gate’, the  Steelers Passing game against the San Francisco and two topics on the 49ers offense. Headset-gate– Pittsburgh came out guns blazing following their Week One loss to New England.  The Mini-bye week allowed…

Sports Coverage Question: Why Not The Little Guy?

By Jeremy McDonald Why do we focus on the bigger schools in sports coverage? I have thought of this as a sports journalist the past two, going on three years now as a writer and as a regular Newspaper reader and TV viewer. You see the bigger schools, the Folsom’s or Sheldon’s (Division-I) in California…

Should Football Hold Try-Outs?

By Jeremy McDonald There’s an old saying out there:  “If you want to play (x-sport):  You have to try-out”. In football, it’s like any other sport out there.  If you make the cut, you’d wear the uniform on Game Day. But is it necessary? Yeah, you can argue for ‘Yes, it’s part of the game’…