Meet the face
behind the posts, Glenn Murphy
Welcome to my website mylifeontheline.com
My entire life has been impacted by sports, mostly in good ways, and sometimes in bad ways. I will share a lot of these experiences in the blog.
My great-grandfather E.R. Jones was a standout athlete at Marion, Illinois high school. He was a running back on a Marion football team that went undefeated. He also played minor league baseball. E.R. had 2 sons, 1 that died as an infant. The other son was my grandfather Merle, who became a Hall of Fame sportswriter and is probably the single biggest reason I have a passion for sports. Grandpa Merle took me to countless games and introduced me to several aspects of the world of sports.
I played basketball and baseball in high school in Herrin, Illinois. After graduating, I attended the University of Illinois and briefly was a member of the baseball team as a recruited walk-on. As a pitcher, I recorded the final out of a shutout performance in the 1991 Blue-Orange fall baseball game. While on the mound that day, my teammate at 3rd base was future 2-time MLB World Series champion Scott Spiezio. After striking out the final batter, I shook hands with Spiezio and told him that it was great playing with him and that he had a bright future. Shortly after the game, I told the coach I was no longer going to play baseball. I told him that while I loved baseball, I simply didn’t have the skills to compete; at least, to the degree I wanted to compete.
I later transferred to Saint Louis University and graduated in May 1995. Shortly after, I was hired by Alberici Corporation, where I have remained. Alberici is currently the 30th largest general contractor in the country, as ranked by ENR, and I am a stock holder in the corporation. As a Senior Project Manager I have overseen large-scale projects in our Automotive Division. During my time with Alberici, I have had the good fortune to work with and meet several great people, including 2 United States Presidents (George W. Bush and Barack Obama).
While it’s been nearly 30 years since I competed in an official sporting event, I have always maintained a passion for sports and competing. The difference now is that I compete in the form of legalized sports gambling. And unlike what I felt were my deficiencies as a player back at the U of I, I feel I can and do compete at the very highest levels of sports gambling. I hope you will find my blog posts interesting, detailed and informative. This site is dedicated to sports gambling excellence.