November 28, 2014

Moving out west, but still covering sports in the District

As you might have read in Sunday’s print version of The Washington Post, or today’s D.C. Sports Bog column, the editorial staff of District Sports Page (my wife, Cheryl, and I) are moving to the Pacific Northwest to Cheryl’s hometown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I promised her when we got married nine years ago I’d get her home and the time is right for us now to make the move. We’ll be moving her photography studio out there with the goal of being our own bosses.

The plan for our site remains the same: to provide our readers with daily, quality coverage of the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Redskins and Wizards. We have a terrific staff of writers and will be looking to supplement our coverage of a couple of the teams. We’re hopeful that our level of coverage will remain the same as it has been to this point. No, actually, we hope that it gets even better.

The biggest impact to our site is that Cheryl and I won’t be at the games in person anymore, at least on the daily basis we have been the last five years or so since we started doing this. We’ll be back often — D.C. is my home and we fully plan on returning for Opening Days, playoff games, holidays, etc. But I won’t be in the press box every day anymore and frankly, that was the last hurdle I had to get over for the move.

I’ve been extremely fortunate over the last five years as an independent journalist to enjoy the type of access I have with the teams in D.C., and I want to thank all four D.C. teams — and the area minor league affiliates — for the access and opportunity they have provided me, Cheryl and the staff of District Sports Page. With the contacts I’ve made I think I’ll be able to write analysis and opinion from Idaho the same as I can from D.C. But we will certainly miss being at the park, rink, court or field every as we have been the last five years.

Here’s where we need some help. We need some new writers, especially to cover the Redskins and Wizards. If you have interest in D.C. sports and writing experience, please reach out to me at David.Nichols@DistrictSportsPage.com. We aren’t a revenue-generating site (yet), but we can provide a platform for your work and help you get your foot in the door where a solo blog might not.

Thanks for reading District Sports Page, now and in the future.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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