PlayerPulse.com Provides a New Sports Perspective
- Updated: May 16, 2009
Jarett Sims, digital entrepreneur and son of Emmy Award winning television and radio voice Dave Sims, currently the voice of the Seattle Mariners, has officially announced the inauguration of PlayerPulse.com. The website is designed to bring many of today’s influential personalities from the world of sports including athletes, journalists and sportscasters to one place to express their views and opinions on various topics.
Two of the first athletes who are to be featured on the site are baseball stars Ken Griffey Jr. and Torii Hunter. The site officially launched last week and one of their first items was to take a look back at the NFL draft while also taking a look forward to the draft in the NBA.
According to Jarett Sims, “With the way the economy has impacted journalism, there is a need to find a home for some of the most respected names in sports to voice their opinions on some of the topics of the day, and we believe PlayerPulse.com will be that place.”
Sims further stated, “We have seen so many top journalists hamstrung because of economics, and we intend to restore or expand their platform and to spread their word digitally. We have identified a number of insightful athletes who are looking for a place to tell their stories to the fans, and their insight will give fans a much deeper view inside sport. It will be a unique and wide-ranging marketplace of opinion and analysis which we think sports fans and our business partners will enjoy.”
Some of the big named sports figures who have made commitments to regularly contribute to the site include New York Mets pitcher J.J. Putz, former Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan, ex NBA’er Nick Van Exel, CBS’ Len Elmore, WFAN’s Ed Coleman, ESPN’s Jay Bilas and Fox’s Curt Menefee, Charles Davis and Brian Baldinger. In addition to athletes, the site will also feature some well known journalists who will be able to tell stories that they don’t usually get the chance to in the traditional media. Some of the names that are on the list of already committed journalists include New York Times‘ Liz Robbins, former Seattle Press Intelligencer columnist John Hickey, former Tampa Tribune writer Carter Geddis, and former Orange County Register writers Art Thompson and Robert Kuwada among others.
The site will also recreate a New York radio show that ran from 1989 until 1993 called Coleman and the Soul Man featuring FAN’s Coleman and Sims. The site will add regular podcasts with takes on a wide array of sports topics.
The wife of Dave Sims, Abby Corsun Simms, a New York City sports physical therapist, will also have a regular blog on the site with takes on rehabilitation and fitness.
Jarett Sims is a 25 year-old digital entrepreneur and writer who is looking to launch two different internet ventures this year, the first of which is PlayerPulse.com.
Sims has always had a passion for writing and is currently attempting to get a sports/crime novel published.
The other website that Sims hopes to get out to the public this year is Chilltopia.com which will be an educational site for children.