Here’s a very loose plan

First things first, I’m considering this a continuous blog drop. Or non-continuous blog drop as it may become. All I’m capable of. Bottom line is I’ve been around sports my entire life, but you probably know that because you’re here already. Covered the Warriors for about 15 years, did some TV for them, now am in radio in the Bay Area. Again, you know that. My buddy Dana has been saying forever that I should “write a book.”

I always shake my head no because I don’t want to write a book, I can’t write a book and nobody will want to read a book I’ve written. How do you start a book? How do you finish a book? What exactly do you write about? How many hours a day will I have to sit in a room and wait to be motivated? How do I start to get a publisher even if anyone gives a shit? “OK,” Dana would say, “well what about a coffee table book, where you just write the captions and someone takes up most of the space with the pictures?”

Still alot of work, I thought. I’m out. Anyway, it’s always been beyond comprehension to me to be able to pen a book or novel. I used “pen” and not “write” for a reason. To remind myself to elaborate on pens at some point. We’ll get into pens down line. Writing a book was a project, time-consuming and there was no guarantee anything would ever come of it. How many rounds of golf is that going to cost me?

How many beers must I forgo? I had every excuse. But I also knew, after years of not doing it, I didn’t have the discipline to write a book. And that always bothered me, to get sincere for five words. I saw colleagues do it, and do it well. But every time I saw one of those books I could only envision how many hours it must have taken them to do all that writing. Oh, here was another easy excuse, by the way: They like to write more than I; I’m more of a basketball guy.

Like I said, every excuse. Finally hit me after longest time. I may not have the discipline to write a book, but I sure as hell have the discipline to write a blog. Which can essentially be no responsibility at all. Beauty of a blog is you don’t even have to write in it if you don’t want to. It’s your blog. I actually like to write when I don’t have to.

All that’s a long way of saying that I think I’m going to be posting. We’ll see how it goes. Now, you may ask, well, wait a minute, if you commit to a blog then it will feel like you have to write and you know you can’t do that? Great question that I know you didn’t think of. Well, the reason is because I’ve finally gotten enough stuff in one place to start to put it out. Myself? I love it: No tangible commitments, low stakes and as little to do as possible. Let’s see …

About Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is a veteran San Francisco Bay Area sports journalist. He covered the Golden State Warriors for the Bay Area News Group for more than a decade before becoming a television analyst with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Steinmetz can be heard on "Steiny, Guru & Dibs' mid-days on 95.7-FM The Game, the Warriors' flagship station.
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2 Responses to Here’s a very loose plan

  1. Seth Goldschmidt says:

    love the idea of a steinmetz blog – you can share some unvarnished thoughts/takes/opinions that don’t make it on to the radio. i miss your days doing NBA This Week with JD and always loved your late 90s Warriors stories, comparisons of the current era to past eras, etc.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    You’re painfully honest about not having the discipline to undertake such a venture as writing a book:then there’s all those pink slips! Oh vey. The blog seems better suited for your lifestyle.
    Love ya regardless,
    Mom

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