Avery  Decker

Avery Decker


My passion for sports stems directly from my mom, and I owe it all to her and my brother my knowledge and dedication to this drug. I am a college student at Marist College majoring in business and minoring in sports communication. I am the Co-Editor of the sports section of the school newspaper, member of the club ultimate frisbee team, and am an avid NBA 2k14 player.

My teams include the Mets, Knicks, and Eagles. I root for the Jets when not in the presence of my brother. I am a hopeless Mets fan at that. People think i'm the most pessimistic fan they know. I like to think of myself as painfully realistic.

I have a passion for writing, for media, and the entire business side of sports. That is where my future lies (I hope).

Give me a follow on twitter if you'd like: averydecker28

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  • Brendan Costello posted 3112 days ago

    Brendan Costello

    Hey a just completed who i feel out the best baseball rivalries. I think a few might surprise you and see where your favorite team is. please live some feed back telling me what you think. Be strait out with me criticism will only help me get better.


  • Mike Kent posted 3197 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    K-Rod looking great in the WBC. this is way you should watch it


  • Mike Kent posted 3250 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    Hi , did you see the NY sports page on BR? it is not doing to well. it only has 4 fans, i think we should make it better and take the page under are wing, I asked Angel Navedo to be the community leader, we will see what he says. Are you in ?

  • Jeff Kneis posted 3300 days ago

    Jeff Kneis

    Hey Avery—Jeff here, a Bleacher Report Community Coordinator.

    I've been spending time on our Mets page and read a couple of your old articles. Really on-point analysis...you do good work.

    Given that you haven't written in a while, I thought I'd check in and see if you're interested in picking up your coverage again. What do you say?

    If not, it would be great if you could give me some feedback on why you decided to stop writing and what we could have done to better serve you. If you wouldn't mind, please shoot me a line at jeff@bleacherreport.com with any thoughts.

    Thanks so much,


  • Patrick Read posted 3413 days ago

    Patrick Read

    Avery -
    Add that to the article - and to the headline too. "Hughes Says He is Good" or along that line. Well, at this point, do a whole new article based around his injury and then your questions to him and what he offered. Its a whole new story and you will get some very big play on it.
    YES - I'd love some minor pictures taken by you of Phil Hughes - thats is what I'm talking about. Next time you go there, print a copy of the pic at Kinkos or home (if you have photo paper) before the game and get him to sign it for you - ;O) then frame it and dont ever touch it again.
    Patrick_Bleacher@live.com my friend

  • Patrick Read posted 3415 days ago

    Patrick Read

    Tweaked it a bit Avery - hope you like.
    If not then feel freee to go to the "edit option" and find where it says "revert to this revision" - its a link. click on that and then save edit - publish and bam, it's the original -or whatever edit you like. Or you can go into what I editted, find out exactly what I did - and change those up if you like too. Did this really happen with Hughes? I checked the roster and he's not on it - but then again, he is rehabbing too. THe article was tagged as satire-meaning a joke.
    You know what you should do Avery? Since you go to a lot of triple A teams, why not ask them questions so that you can report on them? What did Huighes say? Did you ask him how he was feeling? That type stuff - you can use it next time to write a newsbreak-

    It was a great article my friend,
    You know Hughes has a blog where he interacts with fans online, right? You should check it out dude -

  • Patrick Read posted 3415 days ago

    Patrick Read

    Re Sr Writer - No, I wasn't a founder of the site, they found me. I had written for some other online sites as well. Here's the deal on progression through the ranks.... you'll see plenty of writers with over 75 articles whom are still "analyst."
    Numbers help, but supporting yourself with "embedded links" in your articles serves to support the sites credibility - and your own credibility as a writer. Links are good and very easy to find.
    You can definitely be the Hamilton Top Writer - no doubt about it. when you write about him try and keep on point and make it about Josh, his team and teammates...you know? Also give links in your articles for stats and other publications that you find relevant your piece.
    If you ever need someone to bounce ideas off or have any questions - feel free dude, I am always around.

  • Patrick Read posted 3419 days ago

    Patrick Read

    Yeah, it took a tole on me when I was 9 losing Thurm. You know that age.

    Yes, Gramp was the manager of the Syracuse Stars, sent down from the Torotno maple Leafs to manage their new famr team. They won the Calder Cup in the 1930s but were nnever presented it as the next season the league disbanded due to WW2, 440,000 American Soldiers were killed in that one. Anyhow, after the war the league reactivated and Syracuse was sold to Bufflao and became the Bisons -who are now the Sabres of course. Dad donated a bunch of hockey items from his father's team and remains a Leafs fan eventhough born in NY. Me? Goooo Rangers!

    Tony Conigliaro is a very big name indeed my friend. That is way cool. My brother, somehow, became and is a hughe Red Sox fan.

    As far as collectors items, that's a signed by Gregg Nettles photo with Thurman Munson 8x10 MLB pic on the wall behind me. Signed Bucky Dent 8x10 MLB too. The other signed 8x10 is 22. I have signed cards from Girardix2, 96 season; Bobby Murcer, Tim Raines, Goose, Jimmy Keys and some others from football signed too. Got Williams Rookie Card in mint condition - you'll love this - I order a blind lot this past offseason - guess whose in it after all the turmoil from Mitchell?
    Barry Bonds rookie card-mint condition! lol
    Alright brother
    Keep in touch

  • Patrick Read posted 3420 days ago

    Patrick Read

    Oh yeah - Joba is probably the most talented rookie I have seen in 30 years of watching...great potential and what a story with his dad. It is refreshing to see such a humble guy finally, Josh has that going for him too. THere are just alot of pri-madonas nowadays, so I like those with good manners. Josh and Joba have them.