As a native of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Haran T. Knight has been exposed to the rich landscape of the local Philadelphia sports scene his entire life.¬† At the early age of six, Haran‚Äôs grandfather introduced him to the game of baseball, taking him to see his first Phillies game.
Haran fondly recalled his grandfather getting tickets for seating behind first base so that he could see his favorite player, Pete Rose.¬† That experience etched an indelible memory in Haran‚Äôs heart and mind that would undeniably give birth to a lifelong passion for sports and in particular, Philadelphia sports.
An accomplished athlete himself, Haran inherited a talent for athleticism and showed promise in track and field events in high school, participating in the famed Penn Relay races held yearly at the University of Pennsylvania‚Äôs historic Franklin Field. ¬†From baseball, track and field, basketball, football and all sports in between, the world of sports has always impacted Haran‚Äôs life in one fashion or another.
Over the last several years Haran‚Äôs focus in sports shifted primarily to football and in particular the Philadelphia Eagles.¬† Haran‚Äôs interest in the game of football and the Philadelphia Eagles not only involve the game itself of which he loves, but extends to the ‚Äògame within the game.‚Äô
Going beyond your typical ‚Äúdiehard fan,‚Äù in 2004 Haran started an annual tradition of ¬†traveling to Lehigh Valley University for the Eagles training-camp making notes on perspective players, following combines, studying draft picks -ultimately scrutinizing the players, the game and the decision making. The years of ardently analyzing the sport of football has helped him to develop awareness to the business aspect as well as gaining an ever increasing knowledge of organizational dynamics, and the line where business and sports meet.
Armed with this insight, Haran began formulating his thoughts and research into writings that detailed his ideas for the Philadelphia Eagles Organization. What started as a hobby ultimately would grow into a professional aspiration.¬† In 2006 Haran began writing sports articles simply with a desire to share his thoughts with other sport enthusiasts. ¬†In 2009 he became a contributing writer on former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, Gary Cobb‚Äôs website gcobb.com. He also is a contributing writer on the website bleacherreport.com. Haran has over 100 hundred articles to his credit.
Haran‚Äôs future goals are to further his writing skills on a professional level as a member of the Philadelphia sports media and to gain his own audience in which to promote lively and intelligent debate amongst fellow Philadelphia sports fans.¬† Two influential people he would like to meet one day are the Award-winning writer Ray Didinger and Eagles President Joe Banner.¬† Haran currently resides in South Jersey, with his family but Philadelphia and its sports teams will forever be in his heart.