Viv Bernstein

Viv Bernstein

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Contributor since:March 2009
Location:Charlotte, NC

About Me

I'm a freelance writer based in Charlotte, N.C., a Yankee transplant in a Bible belt town that is home to Billy Graham, TARP-infused banks, stock-car racing and that signature Southern culinary abomination: Barbeque.

I write mostly about sports as a regular contributor to The New York Times. I was a staff writer at the Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant and other newspapers. Over the years, I have written for many publications and Web sites, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Daytona 500. When it comes to sports, I am usually irreverent, occasionally indignant and sometimes intolerant of folks who take this form of entertainment too seriously. It's supposed to be a game, you know.



I'm Known For...

Biting sarcasm that gets me in more trouble than it's worth.

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My Greatest Achievement

That's not for me to judge

My Biggest Regret

Taking so long to figure it out

Moments I'd Like To Forget

None -- I want to remember everything

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

It doesn't cost much. Trust me.

Things That Really Happened

I swear I didn't know that hotel in Paris was really a brothel

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

In a kinder world

Why True/Slant

Why not?


What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Jasmine green tea

This Is Annoying Me...

Sports talk radio

This Is Making Me Worry...

The death spiral of newspapers

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

My golden retriever Marley and chocolate lab Dylan

Can't Do Without

A glass of red after dinner

My Most Awkward Moment

Lately? Tripping up the stairs at the Dean Dome and falling in front of 20,000 people.

My Secret Ambition

To be tall

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