I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jordan Smith, the newest contributor to SD! I figured I would tell you a little about myself before you start seeing my posts on the site.
By day I’m a normal everyday working stiff, husband, and father of two incredible girls. By night I am a Play-By-Play broadcaster for the Victoria Cougars of the VIJHL and the Victoria Shamrocks of the BCJALL.
I have a very long CV when it comes to sports in my home town of Victoria, BC. I won’t dive too deep into how I got here (it’s a long story, maybe another time!) but I’ve been around the block a few times. I started in internet radio doing regular ol’ music before making the jump into sports over a decade ago. I have called PxP or been the PA for lots of different sports aside from hockey and lacrosse; baseball, basketball, soccer, field lacrosse just to name a few.
While sports is my bread and butter when it comes to broadcasting, it’s not my main passion.
I’m a comic book nerd. A real one, not just someone who enjoys the Marvel movies…
It’s part of why I’m here actually. I have a slightly different take on the major trend of comic book based movies that have exploded, and yes they aren’t going anywhere. I have read most, if not all, of the comics that these movies are basing their stories on. So when I review a movie or TV show I’m coming from the fanboy side of the argument.
I could go on about comics and nerd culture in general for days on end… So i’ll save you the eye roll my wife usually gives me.
I am also a Biker. I ride 365 days a year. If you see me ask me about the day I got caught in the snow last winter…
Oh, and another thing. I am huge into board games and table top games. No, not Monopoly, real board games. The fun kind, not the kind that makes you want to punch your brother in the eye for cheating because he had to be the banker this game…
So I’ll post once in a while when I have something that might be interesting. Might be a review of a movie (JUSTICE LEAGUE IS COMING SOON!) or a suggestion on picking up a board game for you to play with friends. In the end I’m still a sports guy so I will toss my two cents into the mix here and there too while I cry in a corner cheering for the Leafs.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram @bikeronthemic
Just don’t follow me in real life.