The Wine & Cheese Crowd is the new standard for sports and entertainment. It’s a website devoted solely to the Thinking Man; a one stop shop for all things intellectual and honest and good. Written by mainly college students and geared towards the collegiate demographic, the Wine & Cheese Crowd aims to fill a much needed niche void in the Sports & Entertainment news market that provides stories that are Well Aged & Long Pondered for their readership. Broken up into five distinct sections, the Wine & Cheese Crowd aims to be the last website you’ll ever need to visit. The sections, marked clearly at the top of every page on our site, are as follows:
The Nosebleeds is a section devoted to comedy, our lighter side to sports. Comprised of onion-type articles, snarky columns on recent sports topics, and comprehensive WNBA coverage, this section separates us from competitors in that it will provide biting satire alongside our serious takes on the exact same subjects. Be sure to visit this section and read up on veteran writer Nelson Mooney, an aging reporter from the very yesteryear the rest of us dream about. Unfortunately Mooney’s early onset dementia has negatively affected his articles as of recently, but nevertheless his oblivious sports columns have found a home in this section.
Our flagship section, the Quad is our site’s academic look at sports. Every up-standing and respected university has a Quad in the middle of their campus, and our site has one as well. This is home to every article and column that is rooted in academic and intellectual ideals. Articles about the economics of payrolls, the effects of religion and Tim Tebow on American culture, the science of knuckleballs, you name it; if it’s academic and deals with sports, it’ll find a home here. The goal of The Quad is to bring sports fans a compelling and thought provoking take on current events, things that people may not initially consider or think about when they scan over ESPN. Imagine Freakonomics but only sports.
Everyone loves a good booth review. There’s nothing quite like have a referee go under the hood, only to emerge moments later with a call in your favor. For the entertainment junkie among us, this section is devoted to unique and entertaining reviews on all things entertainment; TV shows, Films, Albums and books. If it’s a recent release in pop culture, we’ll have a review of it on our site, and it’ll be like no review you’ve ever read before.
Granted, we’re not big fans of the French. And even though we might be the last ones in America at bars ordering “Freedom Onion Soup with a side of Freedom Fries”, we have to give credit where credit’s due and admit the French have some cool words in their vernacular. Savoir-Faire’s one of them; roughly, it means “adaptable and aware of what to do in any situation”. In essence, it’s cultured. Someone with savoir-faire has never known an awkward moment. This section embodies that essence. This contains all of our entertainment and pop culture columns and stories.
Our newest section, The Workshop is devoted to the writer in all of us. It aims to be a social network of sorts for writers, where anyone can submit poems, short stories, and essays to be thoughtfully critiqued and reviewed amongst their peers. We all have a story in our hearts that is begging to be shared with the world. If you’re like me and you’re nervous to show your fiction or poems to others, just submit it anonymously and we’ll start a dialogue on it anyways. The Workshop is a unique and helpful place to improve yourself as a writer and share your work.
Beyond that, our network is growing and publishes podcasts occasionally that are embedded into the sidebars of our site, as well as on available for free on iTunes in the philosophy category. It’s called “The Quadcast”. We have a mailing list that you can sign up for on the side of our site as well, which sends out emails to you personally at the start of every week with a personal note from our Editor-in-Chief and review of the previous week’s best articles. Finally, we’ll be producing a Quarterly review at the end of the year that will be available for e-readers and will showcase our site’s most popular and/or controversial work.
Sure, our moniker may be a little tongue-in-cheek, and we don’t all have degrees from Ivy League Institutions with Ivory Towers, or resumes packed with employers like Harper’s and The New Yorker. But this is sports and entertainment, and we’ve all grown up in the heart of America, sawdust wedged between our fingernails, full of honor and over-punched time cards. This site is exactly what the American public is looking for…and we’re about to give it to them.
So fret no more, the revolution has arrived. And it won’t be televised.
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