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        Bill Shea Sports business

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        Bill Shea Sports business

        About Bill Shea

        Since 2006, I have covered the business of sports, transportation, advertising and marketing, media, and public relations at Crain’s. My journalistic mentors are Vatican newspaper rock critic/gossip columnist Father Guido Sarducci, the late Hunter S. Thompson, the equally dead participatory reporter George Plimpton and skid-row poet laureate Charles Bukowski (who’s also dead). I’m writing a book about my baroque-dada-surreal experiences as the last-string quarterback for an undefeated professional minor-league arena football team. I used to live in downtown Detroit’s Lafayette Park neighborhood, but I crossed 8 Mile, and I drive a Dodge. I hail from Cleveland and remain monogamous to that city’s pro sports teams. My hopeless addiction is buying and reading good books. My man-crush is Teddy Roosevelt. When I write, I listen to The Doors, The Velvet Underground, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Steely Dan. I have a wife, kids, and a polydactyl cat named after Ernest Hemingway’s third wife.

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