Yes, we are UK based, that’s the United Kingdom, not University of Kentucky if any confusion were to arise! Though that doesn’t outcast anyone, we have numerous American and international readers, in-fact a large part of our activity comes through via America, both on the site and communication through Social Networks.
For people living in America wondering why, well there still isn’t that much coverage over here for US Sport. NFL is covered fairly well (we actually have 1 live game a week in the regular season – your Sunday Night Football game on standard TV, requiring no Satellite, Cable or extra subscription service) but every other sport is kind of passed to the side.
Many of us are frustrated by this, though can understand because they are still niche sports compared to our more ‘main’ sports like Football (Soccer), Cricket, Rugby and so on. Therefore, this site aims to give people from the UK in particular a chance to air their views on all kinds of US Sport. The hope is we can showcase just how many people are interested in the sports and if in anyway that helps grow them over here we’d be extremely happy.
Yes, a big number of us are interested in US Sport, thankfully it seems all of them are growing rapidly and since ESPN launched a few years back over here that has helped a lot. This not only gives us a lot more live US sport to watch, including your College sports but we also get to see shows we hadn’t seen before (legally anyway) such as PTI, Around the Horn & SportsCenter.
Finally, to eradicate some myths we do know what safeties are, we do know about defensive schemes, we do know what a Point Guard does, we do know who Vince Lombardi is & we do know about Tim Tebow & Jeremy Lin!!! And so on.
Why The Name?
Some of us are a crazy bunch, in fact to some people reading this who watch American Sports regularly 1am is actually quite early! Though with this hobby, if you are really committed to a number of these sports you have already said goodbye to sleep, especially those needing to get up at around 7am the next morning! NFL games can go onto 5am on Monday/Thursday nights – NHL can sometimes reach 6am!
WHEN DID THE SITE LAUNCH?
1amsports.com launched in February 2012, just in time for the New England Patriots – New York Giants Superbowl! Initially, the site was a fairly-simple blog ran by one person – Ash, that soon changed!
Since, the 1amsports team has, and continues to grow at a rapid rate, with an expanding team of authors and numerous regular readers.
There are still ideas to improve 1amsports.com, having conquered user-submitted articles, expanded the sports covered and gone through a complete re-design over the past few weeks the next stage is to increase the regularity of articles being written, hopefully attain a few more writers and generally get the site ‘out-there’ more.
We have also made contact with a number of well-known faces in some of the sports, both from the UK and in America, who have kindly agreed to talk to us, stay tuned for news on these exclusive interviews for 1amsports.
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