I’m Ian Casselberry, a freelance writer living in Asheville, North Carolina. Before that, I lived almost all of my life in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This is my personal website and blog, where I generally write about whatever intrigues me (especially when it exceeds 280 characters).
I enjoy writing about movies, sports, pop culture, current events, media and personal experiences. I try to post three to four times a week, though often fall short of that goal.
Currently, I am a writer for Awful Announcing, covering sports media and culture. I also contribute to Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio three times week, providing baseball and football analysis. And The Podcass is my tiny little piece of the vast podcasting space.
I’ve previously been a contributor to Yahoo! Sports baseball blog, Big League Stew, a lead writer for Bleacher Report’s Major League Baseball coverage, and provided SB Nation Detroit with breaking news stories, blog entries and opinion pieces.
I was also a writer for MLive.com, contributing to Detroit Tigers coverage with a weekly column, compiling bi-weekly daily links posts, and helping moderate live game blogs.
Prior to those gigs, I was the managing editor of Bless You Boys, SB Nation’s Detroit Tigers blog. My work on the Tigers led to features on ESPN.com, USA Today Sports Weekly, Yahoo! Sports and Maple Street Press’ Tigers Annual.
I have worked in traditional media, as a feature writer and columnist for the now-defunct Motor City Sports magazine. Much of my work involved covering the 2006 Detroit Tigers, who went to the World Series. I’ve also covered the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions, in addition to college and prep sports.
This blogging thing began for me in 2004, with the site Fried Rice Thoughts. A year later, I authored a Detroit-centric sports blog titled Sweaty Men Endeavors (the sports blog with the slightly gay name), which was featured in the Metro Times in December of 2005.
Someday, I will write that novel, which is presumably why I attended the University of Iowa (and ran up a bunch of loans), studying with its Writers Workshop.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to keep you interested enough to check back regularly.