Welcome

Thank you for visiting my site! If we’ve never met, let me tell you a little about myself and this site.

My name is Chris Allman and I’m a 39 year-old husband (to Kari) and father (to Lane Violet). I’ve been married to Kari since May of 2010 and Lane joined us in August of 2015.

I’ve been writing in some form or fashion for most of my life. The earliest work I can remember is a story about an orange orangutan I wrote in Miss Tonn’s fourth grade class in 1987 but you won’t find that on this site.

Growing up in Georgetown, Texas, I started covering sports for my high school paper in 1993 then got my first stringer assignment for the Williamson County Sun in the spring of 1996.

If memory serves me correctly my first assignment was a baseball playoff series between Georgetown and Nacogdoches at Olsen Field in College Station. Georgetown won the series but was eliminated in the next round by Klein Oak in the second round thanks to the most heinous balk call in high school baseball history…

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Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

That series got me started on a journey that has had me cover everything from the Williamson County Sherriff’s Posse Rodeo in 1996 to the Houston Astros Spring Training in Kissimmee in 2004.

Along the way I’ve written for a dozen different sites and publications, produced or assisted in producing three radio shows, co-hosted a podcast, and co-founded a sports editorial site.

Since 2009, I’ve also written a multitude of non-sports related articles and developed curriculum on issues such as leadership development, Biblical mercy and justice, physical fitness, and more.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to understand sports’ place in my life and my mission in writing about them is fueled by a simple “high-low” approach. I take the high road when it comes to coverage and criticism and avoid the low-hanging fruit of insults, hyperbole, and hype. I love the play and tolerate the personalities.

Thanks for taking some time to visit. Please enjoy!

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