Matt Yoder has been a sports fan for his entire life and has impressed and puzzled friends and family with his ability to remember useless stats and information. His sports interests range from football, basketball and soccer to Aussie rules football, rugby and darts. Matt's stellar athletic career consisted of finishing one spot shy of the all conference golf team in high school (although he contends the scoring system was "shaky at best").
Matt's first and only love since birth has been the New Orleans Saints... somewhat strange for a kid that's lived his entire existence in the middle of Ohio. The happiest moment of his life occurred February 7, 2010 when the Saints won the Super Bowl. So yea, basically it's all downhill from there.
In 2011, Matt won the Best Young Sportswriter Award through the initial Untitled Sports Media Awards Project at BWB4 in New York City.
Matt currently wanders through the wilderness of life writing and Tebowing for a living.
To Mr. Matthew Yoder Having recently read your comments on Rob Parker's finding of a new job, honestly I find them highly critical and unnecessarily harsh. Everyone understands that he made a mistake with his RGIII comments and I agree that he should have been punished and he was. He lost his job at ESPN. However, that should be the end of the sports world's criticism of him. We should not wish him ill will in future endeavors. The overall tone of your article is one that does just that. It even gives off a vibe of vengefulness on your part. Additionally, given the nature of Mr. Parker's comments I find it highly odd that you are so critical of him in the first place. They are, after all the remarks of one African American concerning the affairs of another another African American. You sir, as a Caucasian male, should not be as offended or affected by these comments as you seem to be. Thank you for your time. By Tj Johnson
Great story about Solo< I went to college in New Orleans ... what town in Ohio were you raised?