Hello, everybody. I’m Andrea Hangst, and I am Bleacher Report’s new AFC North and NFC North Divisional blogger.
You may be familiar with my work around the site; I’ve been an NFL Featured Columnist since August, 2011, and have covered every team from every angle in that time.
I came to Bleacher Report by taking a very non-traditional path. I don’t have a long, professional background in writing about the NFL, but have an undying passion for the game, and for writing, and those things have combined to bring me to where I am today.
In college, I studied philosophy and political theory. That critical eye and obsession with getting to the root of things directly informs my analysis of the game. There is more to the NFL than just what we see on Sundays (and Mondays and Thursdays).
The NFL is in constant flux but yet still remains as this seemingly-immutable object; the Pittsburgh Steelers will exist next week, to be sure, but what they are as a whole will have changed over that time. While it is less complex than, say, the changeable nature of reality, the concept is the same.
While I’m not going to be getting that complicated in my work as a divisional blogger, know this: You will be getting nothing but high-quality commentary and the top analysis about the AFC and NFC North anywhere on the web.
Much like the NFL, Bleacher Report is an ever-changing world. My goal is to build a community of AFC North and NFC North fans, a place where intelligent and vigorous debates about our favorite teams can take place. I hope to be your one-stop for all the news about both divisions as well as a place you can find a unique perspective on all eight teams and a forum to let your own voices and opinions be heard.
Why AFC and NFC North? I am from Western Pennsylvania, originally, and am thus particular obsessed with all things AFC North. And I currently reside in Chicago, Illinois, in the heart of the NFC North.
It seemed a perfect fit for me to cover these two “home” divisions and to provide all eight teams with high-quality coverage from someone who truly cares about the goings on in both divisions.
So, I hope you enjoy what I bring to the table as your new NFC North and AFC North divisional blogger. Remember: The NFL season doesn’t have to end just because the games are over. There’s a ton worth discussing and learning about.
If you love the AFC North or NFC North, then I hope you love what I, and Bleacher Report, have in store for you here. And, of course, thanks for reading.