Some of you know me as a two-time letter winner in football for the Golden Bears. Others know me as a writer for the Daily Californian and Cal alumni extraordinaire Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports. But there certainly is a good chance that many of you have no idea who I am. So, allow me to introduce myself.
My name is David Seawright, and the Bear Blog is my new home. After three years of college football, including a stint as Cal's starting placekicker before suffering a career-altering injury in 2008, I will combine my passion for Cal sports and my off-the-field abilities to bring news of the Bears to you, the fans.
I have plenty of experience that will be applied when doing this job, like the aforementioned writing gigs, plus writing for Cal Game Day programs and the Pac-10 website, as well as an internship with KGO Television. But my true value will come with my experience as a student athlete at the world's greatest institution of higher learning.
This spring, I will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Media Studies after only three years of undergraduate study. This semester I am completing an honors thesis that will analyze the effect the polarized cable news networks have on policy-making decisions by those who hold public office. Most importantly, I accomplished all of this while devoting countless hours a week to the game of football.
It is that experience that I hope to deliver to each of you every day. I am fortunate enough to be friends with some of the greatest people in the world who just happen to be some of the greatest athletes in the world as well. I'll be giving you an inside look at the every day life of a Cal athlete, their workout regimens and competitions. Consider this your all-access pass inside the world of the Golden Bears.
This certainly will be a fun ride. I can guarantee that what you find here you will not find anywhere else, as the athletic department has granted me previously unfathomable access to every Cal sport.
So come inside and feel free to stick around. Follow the Bear Blog on Twitter. Make my new home your homepage and get your personal look inside Cal athletics.