This week, we feature Matthew C. Cordon, Director of Legal Writing Center and Professor of Law at Baylor Law School. He is the co-author of Researching Texas Law (3d ed. 2012).
I am a failed sports writer.
When I left for college at the age of 18, I knew I wanted to continue to play sports, and I knew that one day I wanted to become a sports writer. My (small-school) collegiate football career, however, ended uninterestingly after one year, and my tennis career was not much better. I eventually turned my attention to becoming a journalist, and thankfully a small newspaper in Missouri hired me as its sports editor.