The Bleacher Boys of Te­nafly


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The only thing I like as much as play­ing sports is talk­ing sports, and when my friends and I are to­gether that’s what we love to do. Last year when we were all in sec­ond grade, my four friends and I were ar­gu­ing about the NBA fi­nals. One of our moms said we should start a blog one day so we could write about our opin­ions in­stead of scream­ing. We all de­cided we didn’t want to wait – we wanted to do it now! We thought about a name while our par­ents helped put the blog to­gether, and that’s how the Bleacher Boys got started. We launched our blog in Septem­ber 2016 and since then it’s grown so much and taken us on so many ad­ven­tures. I re­ally feel like a jour­nal­ist.


I feel re­ally lucky to be a part of this sports blog. One of my fa­vorite parts of be­ing a Bleacher Boy is writ­ing ar­ti­cles. We each post a new ar­ti­cle ev­ery week about a sports topic we’re ex­cited about. We can cover cur­rent sport­ing events, like the World Se­ries or college and pro games or even a big ri­valry matchup. Other times we can write about things like safety in kids’ sports or why kids like wear­ing pro­fes­sional sports jer­seys. It’s all up to us! We even do an Ath­lete of the Week post ev­ery week for kids who had great sports mo­ments. It’s re­ally cool to be a writer and even though we’re only 8-years-old we know one day we could be real sports jour­nal­ists like the ones we hear and see on TV.


One of the cool things we do for the blog is Fast Five In­ter­views. Th­ese are five-ques­tion in­ter­views with peo­ple in sports. Some of the peo­ple we have in­ter­viewed are sportscast­ers Tracy Wolf­son and Kenny Al­bert, for­mer New York Jet Bruce Harper, sports writer Bob Klapisch and for­mer New York Knick Al­lan Hous­ton. It’s so ex­cit­ing to land a new in­ter­view. Some­times our moms help us reach out and some­times peo­ple con­tact us, like for our in­ter­view with New York Red Bull Con­nor Lade. To pre­pare, we do re­search to come up with in­ter­est­ing ques­tions and then we prac­tice so we are ready. Ev­ery­one we’ve in­ter­viewed has been so nice to take time out of their busy sched­ules for us. Each in­ter­view ends the same: “The clock has run down. Bleacher Boys out!” usu­ally fol­lowed by a high five. We love do­ing the in­ter­views and can’t wait for more.


We’ve all had so much fun with the Bleacher Boys and are learn­ing re­ally cool things. Peo­ple have been so gen­er­ous by giv­ing us their time and of­fer­ing us amaz­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. One of the su­per cool things we got to do was go to a Red Bulls game and tour the sta­dium and field. Af­ter the game we were in­vited to sit in on a real press con­fer­ence. That was so cool! And then, The Bleacher Boys got to do a Fast Five In­ter­view with a Red Bulls star. We also went to the Westch­ester Knicks game where we got to be ball boys, warm up on the court with the play­ers and in­ter­view the team’s gen­eral man­ager. When we came up with the idea for the blog we never dreamed it would get this big. It’s been so ex­cit­ing but we aren’t stop­ping here.


Even though our blog has got­ten a lot big­ger than we ever thought it would, there are still so many top­ics we want to write about and sports fig­ures we hope to in­ter­view. I hope ev­ery­one keeps read­ing our blog and vis­it­ing our Face­book page to see what we’re cov­er­ing. We also want to start work­ing with some char­i­ties so that The Bleacher Boys can help peo­ple as we grow. We’re work­ing on ideas for that now too. There are lots of great sport­ing events com­ing up, like the Su­per Bowl and March Mad­ness and we’ll def­i­nitely be re­port­ing on all of it. We’ll keep work­ing re­ally hard so we can keep bring­ing kids great sports re­ports from a kid’s per­spec­tive. And we want to show kids that we don’t have to wait un­til we’re big­ger to start be­ing writ­ers and re­porters. We can do any­thing we put our minds to. Stay tuned for lots of great things ahead!

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THE BLEACHER BOYS (from left) David Casty, Coby Co­hen, Jonas Gold­schnei­der, Adin Gold­schnei­der and Jesse Da­mashek.

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