About

First and foremost, I’d like to thank you for coming to Other League. With my initial blog, I was the only contributor, and it began as a simple outlet for my own thoughts. Hopefully this iteration will turn into an informative and analytical site that tackles interesting sports questions in interesting ways.

Most of you are probably here because Google has helped you find our contracts pages on coaches in each league. That’s great! I hope you will look around and enjoy some more of what we have to offer.

If you’ve made it for a different reason, you’ve found yourself a sports site. But don’t expect this to turn into a breakdown of last night’s game with a regurgitation of the box score information. There are fantastic blogs, syndicated sites and league sites that will gladly inform you of the most recent final scores of your favorite teams.

What I aim to build here is a site that people can come to and find analysis, statistical and otherwise, at the bare bones level of information. This will be a theme for everything I post and I hope it will bleed into the posts of others that will be featured here. To do this, there will be very little basic reporting being done, in the beginning that is. We will sacrifice speed of reporting for accuracy and measured analysis. We will sacrifice the easy story in order to dive into the decisions that help form the easier story.

Outside of myself and my co-creator, Alex Lowe, there will be rotating people helping us with content and we hope to provide a spring board for people to showcase their talented writing skills. Please contact us with an email to editors@otherleague.com if you’re one of these talented writers.

Moral of the story, we hope to foster a site that will encourage outside the box thinking and analysis from both our writers and our viewers. Every sport will be covered. Trades will be covered. Strategies will be covered. Changes in staff will be covered. If you can think of it, we’ll cover it.

Thank you for coming, please return and I strive to provide content worth your viewing pleasure.

-Colby


 

When I first read what Colby was doing with his original blog, I thought he was onto something special. It had a proper mixture of deep analysis and basic explanations in a way that gave quality info on everything that affects front office dealings. That’s something I think many sports fans crave and even more fans need. After reading and enjoying for a few years, I knew there was potential for something big here, which is why I wanted to come on board. The result of that collaboration is what you see here with Other League.

It’s hard not to get romantic about sports, and if you’re anything like me, anything where romance is involved also means there’s a lot of over-thinking going on. That’s the mindset we plan to bring you with Other League.

Once the players are on the field, there’s nothing that can be done other than play the game. A soft rim, a kind bounce, a fluke gust of wind. Those are the things that can’t be controlled and yet can be so vital to the outcome of any game. But still, with all the luck involved and all the work that has to come from the players, franchise executives spend agonizing hour after agonizing hour behind closed doors every day. They’re trying to find a way to get an edge and tilt luck in their favor. Does that ultimately have as much importance as the men who actual play the game? It’s hard to say, but I’d sure like to think all that effort isn’t in vain.

Through off-season and in-season analysis, we plan to go beyond the record and bring you a deeper look at sports. Our opinions won’t always be popular or even conventional, but I guarantee there’ll be a reason behind everything.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

-Alex

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