Thursday, February 7, 2013


Award-winning sports journalist to pen weekly Thursday column recently announced award-winning sports columnist Rob Parker has been added to its roster. Parker’s first column for the newly unveiled website will be published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

“There is no doubt that Rob’s love of sports permeates everything he does,” says Editor-in-Chief Vince Thomas.  “We are truly excited that he has joined Rob’s hard-hitting and honest opinions make him a standout sports columnist who can reach fans in print and online spaces, as well as radio and television. ”

Parker has enjoyed an illustrious career in sports journalism for more than twenty years.  The famed writer has broken many boundaries, garnering acclaim as the first black sports columnist in the newsrooms of the Detroit Free Press and Newsday. He is also a distinguished Baseball Hall of Fame voter.  Additionally, Parker has written for the New Haven Register, the Detroit News and the New York Daily News.  Most recently, Parker spent eight years with ESPN, debating hot topics on ESPN’s “FirstTake,” riding the airwaves of ESPN Radio and writing for the affiliate

“Voices like Parker’s are the reason why we launched,” said Keith Clinkscales, Founder & CEO of Shadow League Digital. “Rob clearly has passion. His experience and insight can help shape our voice.”

Based in Detroit, Parker is a native New Yorker who graduated with a B.S. in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. He is also an esteemed graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

 The Shadow League Digital, a multi-platform content creation company, is the sole-owner of, a site dedicated to presenting journalistically sound sports coverage with an honest cultural perspective that insightfully informs sports fans worldwide.

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