WORLDWIDEWEST started with the anecdote of simple, factual, light humor writing with sports being the canvas, pop culture used as the paintbrush and global topics the paint itself. Our passion behind WORLDWIDEWEST comes from sports extended throughout, connecting and involving the entire world, and that is what we love to share. We are all about writing and creating video for interactive content relating to the topic discussed at hand.
Based in New York, City, Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida, our joy comes from creating content that is fair and true. All of our content comes from ambitious work and research with the WORLDWIDEWEST lifestyle in mind.
We know our readers who we interact with matter. So we are not your average website. We recap notable games with emphasis on South Florida teams and focus on storylines and trends. In 2007, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy told a reporter to, “Get your facts straight.” We not only get our facts straight but also include our opinion at times, and make predictions on outcomes of games or how a team will finish the season.
The weekly post, “Dolphins Make Me Cry” is an example of how we incorporate pop culture into our writing. The title comes from the lyrics of a Hootie& the Blowfish song.
Author: West Lamy
Presently my passport requires no photograph. Experienced play-by-play announcer and multimedia sports journalist with years of producing and covering sports. WORLDWIDEWEST is a journey; in this journey my feet don’t get blisters, but my shoes do.
Everyone’s story begins somewhere. I have not let the disadvantages I have, such as being a black male from a poor background make me a spectator. Rather, this has intensified my drive to become an influential figure in academics and life. I have not let these disadvantages limit me. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am a first-generation college graduate of Haitian descent.
To paraphrase Cecil B. DeMille, “[Sports] is a drug I cannot live without.” To be a journalist, you have to be interested in the outside world. I came to this conclusion when my world instantly expanded from local basketball courts to a global culture when I was introduced to 60 Minutes. This television newsmagazine radically altered my views on global issues and sparked my interest on the unique style of report-centered investigations. I was most intrigued with the late pioneering African-American journalist Ed Bradley.
As a columnist, I will also have the chance to bring the personal experiences of underrepresented students and people of color into the realm of writing and play-by-play announcing. I will be able to make contributions to my field both through my research and outreach to students. I am committed to mentoring and sharing my knowledge with students, particularly people of color and those from underprivileged groups. Furthermore, I am acutely aware about the world of media and broadcast journalism being challenging yet rewarding, requiring one to break barriers and research issues about which we are passionate. I look forward to these challenges with much zeal.