Guys. It's almost time for Cavs basketball. Honest. One week from now, old and new Cavaliers will unite at Media Day. David Blatt, LeBron James, Kevin Love. Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson. Everyone will be there and it'll mean that it's time to get to work.
Here at Fear the Sword, we are ready to get to work as well. It is going to be a blast covering this team, and I know we are up to the challenge. I'll be here as the managing editor. Or editor in chief. Or manager. I never really know what my title is. Michael Mayer and Chris Manning have served as great editors this summer, and will be great in that role moving forward.
Ryan Mourton, Justin Rowan, Angelo Benedetti, Trevor Magnotti, Boosh, and, I think, Patrick Elder, will help us maintain, and improve on, the Cavs coverage we provide. But I also wanted to add a couple new faces to the mix, and I couldn't be happier with who we are able to have join.
First is Kendon Luscher. Kendon has been a lifelong Cavaliers fan. He is the Managing Editor of NBA humor blog I Go Hard Now, which was defunct but is coming back soon. He writes about music at The Vinyl District Cleveland. He was the guy who wrote this fan post when jokes about Dan Gilbert were still funny. He loves his pets. He's contributed to three of the five Cavs Zines, so he's pretty legit.
I also wanted to add someone who was a great writer, and perhaps brought an outsider's view of the Cleveland Cavaliers to the site. In steps William Bohl. William writes for A Wolf Among Wolves, an ESPN TrueHoop blog covering the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Hardwood Paroxysm, which covers the NBA. His work has also appeared on FanSided, as part of ESPN's Daily Dime blog, and in guest appearances on various team sites (KnickerBlogger, Truth About It, PistonPowered, and others). He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, son, and needy dog.
William obviously has a wealth of experience, brings a fresh perspective, and has a familiarity with Kevin Love. I particularly enjoyed this piece he wrote over the summer on Kyrie Irving and LeBron James.
Clearly, I am excited about our team. I have some fun ideas for weekly stories we will put together this season, but we won't be trying to re-invent the wheel over here. If you guys have ideas for ways we can get better, you can always let us know in the comments, or email me at email@example.com.
Go Cavs, and we thank you all for reading.