Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Your secret is safe with me: Andy Behrens


Dear Andy Behrens,

You’re a busy guy. You probably won’t even have time to read this letter, because I bet you’re frantically typing up a new
article for Yahoo! Sports right now. There must be some new developments in the world of ankle sprains and twisted knees, or a fantasy football waiver wire gem that the world needs to know about tout de suite.

Maybe it’s just my imagination, but you seem to produce articles at a 2-1 ratio to that of your Yahoo! Sports cohorts. I mean seriously, you crank out articles at a bulk volume that would make Costco blush.

Which leads me to ask two questions:

1) How do you do it?

2) Why do you do it?

I’ll readily admit I have no idea how you do it. I couldn’t put together that much coherent content if the topic was ice and I was an Eskimo. But I think I have figured out why you do it.

While your colleagues at Yahoo! Sports are probably paid some kind of fat salary for their articles, insights and predictions, I think you are on a pay-per-word contract. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about. You probably replied to a posting on Craigslist for a freelance writer, and now, here you are singing for your supper so to speak by writing articles like there’s no tomorrow. I, for one, am glad you do.

Keep cranking out the articles, Andy. And rest assured, your secret is safe with me.

Sincerely,

R. LeBaron

1 comment:

Andy Behrens said...

Whoa, I'm in rather amazing company here. Belichick, BCS, Bon--

Oh, I see you're just going alphabetically.

Thanks for the mention! But I'm actually a nom de plume used by Brandon Funston, who writes all fantasy content, *everywhere*.

Cheers,

Andy