Launched on January 1, 2015, 210Sports started out as just one man’s view from the cheap seats. Now it’s become the go-to site for independent coverage on all of the major sports teams in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the current home to the Worcester Hockey Hall of Fame.
210Sports Owner/Editor-in-Chief Darryl Hunt began his writing career talking about the terrible officiating of AHL referees at Worcester IceCats games in early 1995 in several internet newsgroups on Usenet, and eventually, as people began asking questions about what happened in those games Hunt changed his focus to the players. Soon his posts began to appear exclusively on the fan site IceCats.org, and that led to guest posts on many popular hockey sites. For a couple of seasons late in the IceCats run in Worcester Hunt’s work appeared on Hockey’s Future, but disagreements with editorial changes and demands by the editorial staff that his conclusions and rankings mimic theirs did not match with the way Hunt wanted to write his articles, and he decided to stop contributing.
Early in the Worcester Sharks reign in the city Hunt joined the staff at Sharkspage, at the time one the longest-running fan blogs on the internet. Despite the site owner disappearing without a trace Hunt continued to post on Sharkspage until the very last game of the WorSharks, where his articles were linked to by several mainstream hockey writers and on the San Jose Sharks page on the Sports Illustrated site.
Over the years Hunt extended his writing to include many the major teams in Worcester, starting with the Can-Am Baseball league’s Worcester Tornadoes in 2005. When the Worcester Bravehearts began in the city in 2014 Hunt wrote a handful of articles on them on various sites and forums, and in 2015 he moved all coverage over to the newly created 210Sports and began writing “WooBall Weekly” each Monday. Coverage of the Worcester Railers began in early February of 2016, even before the team had an official name.
Over the years Hunt has also covered the CIFL’s New England Surge and CWHL’s Worcester Blades, and has worked as a stringer for several newspapers.