My name is Adam McGinnis and I have lived in DC since 2001. I immediately became a fan of every local sports team, sans Redskins. (Packers BABY!) Growing up in Nebraska/Iowa as a basketball lover, there was not really an area pro basketball team so I usually picked a national team to like and one to hate. The Magic led Lakers were my first love and despised the Celtics. I picked MJ & the Bulls over the Bad Boys, and later the Mailman/Stockton Jazz. Randomly, I always rooted for the Bucks and culminated in me owning a dope Big Dog jersey. (Straight Cash Homey, what?)
I possess a journalism degree from the University of Iowa and have written about sports my entire life. In order to stop bothering my friends with ranting spam emails, I started writing online and became immersed in the infancy of the sports blogs culture rise to popularity and relevancy in the mid to late 2000's.
In 2006, I began to comment on Bullets Fever and now Bullets Forever. I met Kyle Weidie through this Wizards community.
My Wizards fan street cred street has been earned in many different ways. I was 2nd row at the infamous Michael Ruffin Raptors game and actually recorded the play on my piece of crap cell phone. Still to this day, WHY MICHAEL WHY?
I own an autograph Arenas jersey and shoe that Gil hooked lucky fans up with for free. They have been displayed proudly in my pad ever since. I attended Agent Zero's MLK Day GW over the Jazz and the Okur/Arenas shoot out in the final minutes was unbelievable.
I was unfortunately at the Cinco De Mayo 2006 Game 6 playoff series clinching loss to the Cavs. Watching Damon Jones game winning shot go in felt like 20 daggers to the heart and countless post game cocktails could not ease the pain.
I get upset when the Wizards lose and pumped when they win. My coverage of the Wizards will always be from a fan's perspective but provide even-handed criticism and just praise when they are deserved.
The best part of Kyle's and Mike Prada's Wizards coverage since they gained media credentials last season has been their ability to still be fair without turning their new found access into Wizards PR puff piece posts.
I just hope to follow in their creative, professional footsteps.