Welcome all to Outside the Boxscore, a general sports blog for people who think outside the box.

Current Staff
Managing Editor Ben Chew founded Outside the Boxscore way back in December 2008. Ben is a full-time sports blogger and also runs That NBA Lottery Pick, an NBA humor focused blog. He also is the Weekend Editor at NBC Sports.com “Off the Bench”

Contributor Rick Morris from FDH Lounge adds his opinion when it seems fit and is our fantasy expert.

Contributor Jack Walker was born in San Francisco, CA and currently lives in Oakland, CA. An avid sports fan who loves any sport he can watch and participate in, Jack transferred that love to writing articles and analysis on a variety of teams and athletes. Currently about to finish his Journalism degree at San Francisco State University and writing for his own blog (Bay Area Sports Issues Forum), he hopes that he will continue to be reporting and analyzing sports for years to come.

Writers Emeritus

Writer Emeritus Tim Dustin (SpastikMooss) originally started as a staff writer/editor for Outside the Boxscore before a site gimmick led him to his own blog entitled Great Sports Name Hall of Fame.  He still stops in now and then for the occasional live blog or good story.

Writer Emeritus Sean Nagamatsu (snagamat) is Hawai’i born, Ohio educated, raised on Lakers fandom by his father from an early age. He’s a starving teacher by day and a satiated artist by night. No, he is not a poet. Not even a bad one. He’s a blogaholic, word-junkie, a self-proclaimed, self-reviled lit-head of the first order. He hearts rice, Ready to Die, and reading books like Moby-Dick. Ku kanaka!/word? Some segments Sean has started for this site include Epochrypha, The 2 A.M. Two-fer, The Call Out, and Stepping Up.

About Outside the Boxscore

Outside the Boxscore first debuted back in December of 2008 during the beginning of the NFL playoffs. Back then it was a general blog that focused on top stories and assesments of the sporting world.  Since those humble beginnings, OTB has blossomed into a general sports blog with the fan in mind.

Outside the Boxscore has also been featured in some of the best sports blogs on the web including:

->The Sporting Blog
->With Leather
->Awful Announcing
->The Big Lead
->A Stern Warning
->Sharapova’s Thigh
->NESW Sports
->Rumors and Rants
->Josh Q. Public
->Hugging Harold Reynolds
->The Love of Sports
->Busted Coverage
->No Guts, No Glory
->Ball Don’t Lie
->Off the Bench
->Pro Basketball Talk
->Sports Grid

and many others…..

Outside The Boxscore was also mentioned on ESPN Sportscenter “Blog Buzz” for 5/07/09 regarding a story about Brett Favre. Here is the quote:

He’s the NFL’s version of Michael Myers from Halloween. Every time we assumed that Michael Myers died, he just kept coming back.

We were named FoxSports.com, “Blog of the Day” on 6/18/2010 for our post on the girlfriend who pranked her Stanley Cup Watching Boyfriend.

We were named FoxSports.com, “Blog of the Day” on 7/6/2010 for our post on Mike Pelfrey’s All-Star Snub.

We were named FoxSports.com, “Blog of the Day” on 9/1/2010 for our post on what MLB can learn from Little League

Our story featuring a squirrel nearly getting hit by a Lamborghini was featured on Fox Sports.com and MSN.com on 7/5/11:

We were featured on Fox Sports.com on 7/19/11 for Joe Sakic’s hole in one at the 2011 American Century Golf Tournament:

We were featured on Fox Sports.com on 8/02/11 for Fake Ichiro interfering with a Dustin Ackley triple:

We were featured on Fox Sports.com on 8/24/11 for our Pete Carroll prank on Raheem Brock:

We were featured on Fox Sports.com on 11/24/11 regarding on Jason Witten/Cheerleader Story:


We were featured on Fox Sports.com on 11/28/11 for our AHL goalie celebration leads to brawl post:

We were featured on Fox Sports.com on 1/06/11 for our story on a sorority girl asking Tim Tebow to attend her formal:

Copyright of Outside the Boxscore Communications

Created in July, Outside the Boxscore Communications is dedicated to bringing you sports news and unbiased opinions. Currently, Outside the Boxscore Communications works with “Outside the Boxscore” and “That NBA Lottery Pick.”

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

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This Privacy Policy covers Outside the Boxscore’s treatment of personal information that Outside the Boxscore gathers when you are on the Outside the Boxscore website and when you use Outside the Boxscore services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Outside the Boxscore does not own or control, or to individuals that Outside the Boxscore does not employ or manage.

Information Collected by Outside the Boxscore
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Sharing Your Information
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Outside the Boxscore Personnel: Outside the Boxscore personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of Outside the Boxscore business.

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Changes to this Privacy Policy
Outside the Boxscore may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Outside the Boxscore website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

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If you decide to visit Outside the Boxscore website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of California state law.