The 616th Man arrives in Beer City

When you turn your attention to the Grand Rapids Drive this year, make sure to follow along with Jackson Byam, The 616th Man.

The new team blogger for the D-League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, Jackson is from Grand Rapids and is currently attending the University of Kansas. (Rock Chalk, Jayhawk.)   He’s

not a huge man(Spud>616thMan>Muggsy), but is a huge fan whose first jersey was a Toronto Raptors Vince Carter home replica. Stop the Vinsanity! (We already love this dude.)

His plan is to mix his favorite things about Grand Rapids and hoops in a different way than the AP style so many are used to. He knows the D-League inside and out. His witty humor and general inventory of nerd-talent is a welcomed addition to the Beer City market.

Congratulations, Jackson! We look forward to seeing your work this season.