I have staffed Kotaku's weekend report by myself since 2008 and I'm the site's resident sports expert. In addition to many other subjects I regularly write about sports video games in my column Stick Jockey and I appear bi-weekly on the Press Row Podcast with the leading figures of sports video game writing.

I am a 1995 graduate of North Carolina State University, where I was sports editor of the student newspaper in my senior year, and I have a M.S. from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Before Kotaku, I worked several newspapers, one of them defunct since 2009, and covered subjects as varied as the United States Marine Corps, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., the JonBenét Ramsey homicide and the Montgomery-Otsego-Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority.


I currently live in the Yadkin Valley, the heart of North Carolina's wine country. My high school English and French teacher was Linda Steelman, who coached two state champion volleyball teams and whose father, Kelly Jack Swift, is the last man to win 30 games in a single season in the minor leagues. He was the subject of a 2011 profile in Sports Illustrated.

You can follow me on Twitter at @owengood.

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