Travis Smith

Hello, my name is Travis Smith! I am beginning to pick up on writing about all sports yet again. I am 24 years old and I am trying to get my foot into the door of sports writing and broadcasting. I love all sports it seems from football to basketball to hockey to pro wrestling to NASCAR. I am a guy that just feels that sports is the perfect way to get away from all of the stresses that life seems to bring. I grew up in Woodstock, Virginia and I graduated from Central High School in 2008 with my advanced diploma. I ve had experience writing as I've written for Bleacher Report and Shepherd University The Picket newspaper. When it comes to speaking, I have debated and I have hosted my own sports talk radio show for two years dubbed "The Sports Hut". I directed and created a program that would allow me to speak about sports and display my speaking skills. I have one younger sister and an amazing family as I was raised on the belief that people may come and go but true friends and family stay with you forever no matter what. I am looking to go into sports broadcasting and writing after college as I know that I have the skills needed to be one of the best in the industry.

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Why the Age of the Mobile QB in the NFL is Overrated

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Yesterday, ESPN posted a very interesting article on young mobile quarterbacks that are struggling currently in the NFL from Cam Newton to Robert Griffin III to even Russell Wilson. (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/hotread141204/russell-wilson-robert-griffin-iii-colin-kaepernick-cam-newton-face-adversity-scrutiny) The article pointed out each player’s issues from mechanics to lack of confidence to an inferior supporting cast. Now fans get excited about the mobile quarterback because of the highlight plays they can make with their feet and their playmaking ability that gets noticed on ESPN nightly. While the fad …

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Haloti Ngata suspended 4 games for PED Use

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Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been suspended for the rest of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Thursday. The suspension has been linked to reportedly Adderall which has not been the first time that has happen in the NFL (Seattle Seahawks in 2013). This suspension will end Ngata’s season unless the Ravens can make the playoffs but this is a huge blow to the Ravens defense that relies on his …

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The NFC South is the Worst Division in Pro Football

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2014 has seen the NFC South go from one of the strongest divisions in the NFL to the laughing-stock in all of professional sports. I understand that winning any division in the NFL is a tough order to accomplish but this season could see a team go 6-10 or 5-11 and win the NFC South and host a wildcard playoff game. This is an absolute joke and people should realize that this division might end up being the worst for …

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Mass found in chest of Eric Berry thus ending his season and possibly his career

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Kansas City star safety Eric Berry was placed on the season-ending non-football illness list Monday due to the team believing that Berry has lymphoma, a form of cancer. Berry will undergo further testing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to complete the diagnosis. Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder spoke about Berry’s condition and future medical plans on Monday. Burkholder said Berry, 25, probably will have a biopsy of one of the lymph nodes or of the mass. Burkholder added …

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The Washington Redskins Organization Needs An Extreme Makeover

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There have been plenty of NFL organizations that have went through many struggles in the past decade from the Oakland Raiders to the St. Louis Rams, but the one organization that has continued to put up disappointing season after disappointing season is the Washington Redskins. Plenty of people have pointed out the struggles of the Redskins this season, but really there needs to be one focal point for this team and that should be focused on winning. This season has …

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The Suspension of Adrian Peterson is Flat Wrong and Disgusting

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Over the past few days, the NFL has come under fire for their season long suspension of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson had been on the commissioner’s exempt list since being deactivated back in week 2 of the season which allowed Peterson to be paid his full salary while not being active on the field. But all of that has now changed as Roger Goodell has tried to send a powerful message to the entire sports world …

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Ravens snap two game losing streak by defeating Titans 21-7

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The Baltimore Ravens were a team in desperate need of a win after losing two straight divisional match-ups, and they delivered on that need as they defeated the Tennessee Titans 21 to 7. Baltimore has always relied on the running game from guys like Jamal Lewis to Willis McGahee to Ray Rice, but the Ravens are now relying heavily on the legs of Justin Forsett to carry the rock and push the Ravens forward. Forsett yesterday showed Raven fans why …

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