Rochester, NY - Soccer Blogger and all around media personality Henry Thurgood, announced that he finally hit it big by getting a 1200 word, highly researched and vetted article on race relations and the history of the NASL published in a national soccer magazine in England. With his $20 comission, Thurgood stated that he finally had enough money cobbled together to buy his victory whip, a 1994 Toyota Tercel.
"Finally, I can show my parents that I've achieved something after following and writing on the sport for nearly 20 years," stated Thurgood to The Nutmeg News.
While Thurgood has given his labor and efforts to the soccer blogging community since the boom of the internet, it is only recently that he has been able to reap the rewards available to those talented enough to receive them.
"I got credentials to some games recently and was able to ask questions at a press conference, unpaid of course," stated Thurgood. "I was also able to travel to the MLS All Star Game and get into the media events. I had to pay my way there and use up my vacation time from work to do it, but the experience was great."
Thurgood's blog of insights, in-depth tactical analysis, thought provoking stories, videos, podcasts, and collaborations with famous media personalities has thrived despite not actually making him any money over the past 10 years.
"It isn't about the money, if I keep on doing my job that will come," stated Thurgood as he clipped coupons for ramen after spending all his money on a new microphone and video camera in order to have better audio and vido quality for the interviews he films for his website. "I know that if I just keep on writing, that eventually I'll get one of those gigs where I make the big bucks. Can you imagine making $50 for a story? MY GOD. I've got a little 84 Chrysler Lebaron that I have my eye on when I hit that milestone."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Thurgood skimps on his hot sauce purchase for the month in order to cover his data overage charges on his cell phone plan in order to record his podcast on the road.