I wrote Matador Sports 2009 end-of-year message at a small wooden desk in my bedroom in Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires. I had joined Matador as Sports’ first editor that June; in six months, I had gone from frantically cobbling together content by myself to working with a talented group of interns, associate editors, and contributors. Matador Sports had evolved from the network’s baby blog to a beautiful, inventive site that I still think is among the strongest sports mags online.
One year later, Matador Sports is still evolving. Besides your’s truly and Lindi Horton, mSports first-ever intern, we’ve had a couple of talented individuals join our team: Morgan Leahy deBoer, a San Diego-based travel writer and one of the most consistently good-natured people I’ve ever worked with, and Benita Hussain, a multitalented writer, surfer, yogi, and sometimes-lawyer from New York.
Meanwhile, we’ve put up some of our strongest writing yet. We sat in on a climbing film shoot and interviewed Gulf Coast surfers and anglers in the wake of the BP oil spill; we hopped into the boxing ring in Thailand and learned how to use yoga to climb, ski, and bike better.
In 2011, we’ll be digging even deeper and exploring new ways of moving and writing. As always, we hope you’ll come along for the ride, whether as a contributor or a reader of Matador Sports.
Editor, Matador Sports
Tel Aviv, December 2010
Twelve Months of Matador Sports
January:The Dakar: The Most Dangerous Race in the World?
February:Could Running Barefoot Be Good For You?
March:Behind the Scenes of Big UP’s New Indoor Climbing Film
April:Everyone Wants to Watch the Foreigner Fight
May:Meet a 72-Year-Old Triathlete: Alpha Bennett
June:3 New-School Ways to Watch the World Cup
July:Surfers and Sport Anglers Speak Out on BP Oil Spill
August:Women Rank Rock Climbing as the Sexiest Sport
September:Spot-Fixing: Cricket’s New Way to Cheat
October:mSports Potluck: Fall Food for Active People
November:6 Yoga Poses for Skiers
December:The Surf Board as Memory Stick