I GO HARD NOW is a celebration of the joyous diversions of everyday life. For most of us, basketball is the primary escape from our daily doldrums, so that’s the primary focus of this blog. However, we are complex people with complex interests and the site will reflect that. Basically, we get off track… a lot.
The end goal is to give our readers the coolest, most unique basketball reading experience available. We pride ourselves in being weird and giving you stuff that you don’t expect. Why would we be like the rest of the internet when we can be ourselves?
Contact the site at contact (at) igohardnow.com
Mike – Founding Editor-In-Chief
As the all-knowing , all-seeing and benevolent ruler of the I GO HARD NOW, Mike continues to execute his ever-changing vision for what a basketball blog should be. After starting the blog by himself, he has continually changed and evolved to give our readers an awesome basketball/culture reading experience. YOU’RE WELCOME!
Go with “Spacefunmars” to keep my name out of it… Yes, the bio has already begun. Spacefunmars is a man with a passion baskets, balls, and baskets and balls put together to form the world’s most perfect spectator sport. Spacefunmars wishes to communicate this passion to you through blog articles and simple drawings. He loves his pets, too.
His story? Okay. It was never easy for him. He was born a poor black child. He remembers the days, sittin’ on the porch with his family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi. Actually, Triz is a debonair gentleman who enjoys the finer things in life such as Govt Mule, the sound of a steel guitar and Diet Coke. He is also a die hard Ohio University Bobcats fan who wins all hoopster contests by rocking an authentic Gus Johnson jersey from the 93-94 Bobcats basketball team.
Boosh is a man of mystery. Around IGOHARDNOW, he is known as an alcoholic that ruins radio shows. He is also rumored to resemble Michael Buble in his not-yet-to-be-released Christmas album cover photo. His hobbies include drinking gin, watching basketball, and spending too much time on twitter.
Standing at 6′ 2″, Angelo was born to be a role-player in the NBA. His destiny seemed clear, being born the same exact day as Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, he was to knock down wide-open threes from the corner for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately, he was not born with the same ability to “rise and grind” as Daniel, so he’ll have to settle with blogging about hoops and horror films on the internet.
Chrissy “Charty” McGraph
Charty McGraph is a part-time writer with a penchant for explaining things through charts, graphs, and other nerdy mediums. While by no means a Hollinger-esque stat wizard, she enjoys picking through NBA statistics because for some reason that’s her idea of a good time. When she’s not stat fishing or watching the NBA, it’s very likely that she’s playing some video game or doing something related to music and/or computers….or eating/sleeping/shopping.
Clevelander providing veteran leadership off the bench with over four years’ experience blogging at White Collar Redneck. Known for stat-padding his narcissism on the Twitters.
Erin M. Routson is a Cleveland ex-pat living and wearing a Kyrie Irving jersey in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. When she isn’t writing for the internet about music, basketball, or architecture, she works as an art director and researcher and hangs out at the Barclays Center pretending to be a Nets fan.
Cleveland native. Proud @OhioU alum. Serious shopaholic. Coffee addict. Wine-o. Gleek. Celebrity gossip junkie. Animal print lover. Bookworm. Trashy reality TV fan. Judgmental I GO HARD NOW contributor. And her life is full of @TotalSratMove and @SororityProblem moments.
There are brief interludes in life, moments between the subjective and objective, when we learn nothing, and everything is beautiful, when we come to embrace the paradox inherent in us all, smiling at the knowledge of our own futility. Put simply, he like basketball. On a different note, he’ somewhat insufferable.
After growing up in Cleveland and moving to Washington, DC, Amin now has the distinct pleasure of being both a Cavaliers and Wizards fan. Some might call him a masochist, but others know he just really likes basketball in whatever shape or form it’s in. Amin spends most of the day on twitter retweeting funny things other people say. Aside from IGHN and his Clark Kent job, he’s also a staff blogger at the ESPN TrueHoopNetwork Blog Hardwood Paroxysm. You’ll occasionally see him post things to his personal blog (mostly domestic and international politics), and he even pops up now and then on the Cavs blog Stepien Rules.
Maddison Bond might be known to you as a basketball guru with unsurpassed artistic skills and a keen wit. But, to all ailurophiles in the world he is best known as the Persian Protector. His hobbies include spending his nights working on his blog, Sportz-Illstrtd (listed above) and contributing to IGHN. His days are spent wallowed away, painstakingly sending in editorials to Cat Fancy, cats.about.com and collecting signatures against the abuse of lolcats. What you find here is an artistic outlet for a young man who just loves cats.