His first big break was a top half page feature article, on the front page of the sports section in the Seattle Times on October 25, 1984. He’s been writing similar material ever since, published over a hundred times in print media, political op-ed pieces and sports opinions, including the Journal American in Bellevue, Washington, The Seattle Times and the now defunct Seattle PI since the mid 1980’s, prior to writing for Bleacher Report.
He frequently posts material on the upstart Bleacher Report, including humor pieces and subject matters that are too touchy, or create conflicts of interests, to his other media outlets, at: http://bleacherreport.com/users/389138-phil-caldwell
Phil grew up in Yakima, Washington and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1974. After a couple years at Seattle Pacific University, he worked for almost a decade before eventually finishing his undergraduate with a BA in History from the University of Washington in 1991 with a focus on Latin American poverty issues.
His online sports-related material has been featured regularly at Bleacher Report affiliates, including SeattlePI.com and LATimes.com, with other work appearing on USAtoday.com, ESPN.com, CBSsports.com, FOXsports.com, UPI.com, NFL.com, NBA.com, YardBarker.com, msg.com, Yahoo.com, IndiaNews.com, nydailynews.com, Floridatoday.com, cfbdaily.com, regator.com, scout.com, HuffingtonPost.com (which he finds humorous, given his political bias), Forbes.com, plus hundreds more online sites within the USA and aboard.
New material is routinely announced on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/_PhilCaldwell, and on Facebook
Phil also writes about politics, religion, and other controversal subjects (including sports topics that B/R will not allow) at https://conliber.wordpress.com/
He continues to add pieces to a 12-part series about the NBA’s Seattle Supersonic move to Oklahoma City, beginning with his original B/R piece back in Sept’ 2010 athttp://bleacherreport.com/seattle-supersonics. (Links to each next sequel on this series are listed at the bottom of each piece)
Phil’s favorite top 3 best B/R humor pieces that he’s written, are:
2) 2011 BCS Championship coverage pre-game featuring the Oregon Ducks vs Auburn
3) 10 Reasons Why I Hate the New York Yankees
About the photo:
Phil’s heroes at World Concern shot this snappy photo of him. If you’re not familiar with the organization, they’ve made thousands of opportunities for any one of us to make a difference in someone’s life. For instance, 44 cents is enough to keep a child free of intestinal worms for a year. Kids in poverty areas get these from walking barefoot through sewers and muck, where they enter the body as microisms and travel through the bloodstream. Adult worms grow to be more than five inches long, and stunt growth, hinder learning and, in severe cases, kill their hosts. After receiving these pills, immune systems are strengthened and they can absorb vital nutrients again. See online stories and more opportunities at the World Concern website:www.worldconcern.org/globalgiftguide