As I sit in my office
home, without the air conditioning working, and the outside temperature set to reach the mid 90's today, I thought I should write a quick blog before I pass out from heat exhaustion.
Not to toot my own horn, but your esteemed Editor of In The Bleachers (myself of course) recently had an article picked up by Fox Sports
. I've come a long way from the bumbling idiot who can't pronounce names on the podcast
and has trouble putting together complete sentences. Now can someone please tell me how to properly say Patrick White?
Today is June 6th, and if there are any history buffs out there like myself, you know that it is the 64th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy
or as we all know it as D-Day. Both of my grandfathers' served in World War II and I am sure many of you know people who also served in that war. If they so happen to be still alive, thank them today for what they did for not only this country, but the World.
Today is also the 46th birthday of my favorite Nebraska Cornhusker Blogger. Forty six years ago today, Jon Johnston was delivered by a stork to a remote cornfield in Nebraska. He then became a Cornhusker fan, and writes about his love affair with corn at Corn Nation
. Happy Birthday Jon!
Back from a hiatus, well not really because he still wrote on the AOL Fan House
, but John Radcliff is back writing on the Mountainlair
. It is great to have John back on that site. Not only is he great at making musical parodies but he has located me a couch or two that were some how fire proof.
A day or two ago I wrote about how John Parker Wilson will have to find a new target since DJ Hall has graduated. Nic Gulas over at the Bleacher Report (a site that you can find ITB Syndicated on) asks the question: Is true freshman Julio Jones the next DJ Hall?
Am I the only person in the United States that doesn't get all excited to watch UFC, MMA, or whatever the latest fighting craze is? I'll admit these guys are tough and would probably dispose of me in under 15 seconds (depending on how fast they are to catch me while I run around the right) but I just don't get all the hype and personally I think it is fixed. That being said, Bruce Feldman caught up with a MMA fighter who so happens to be the punter for the Pitt Football team
. I bet Pitt wished they had him back in 1999 when Lavar Arrington beat the crap out of the Panthers' punter
after one play.
In case there are any single ladies that read In The Bleachers, our friend Big Head (he has that name for a reason) recently decided to enter the world of MySpace
. He is there for "Dating" and "Serious Relationships", but if he asks...tell him Large Marge sent ya
If you don't read it regularly, check out the blog Hey Jenny Slater
. Fridays are a great day over there as he gives us 10 songs to check out, but today he gives us a special treat, a Random 15
. He also gives us bloggers (myself included) a reality check on how we aren't as young as we use to be.
Just to give you an idea of how old 30 is, I was talking to my mom on the phone the other day and she mentioned that she'd run into one of our former next-door neighbors whose kids I used to babysit all the time. The younger of those kids is starting at Georgia Southern this fall; the older one joined the Marines, made it through Paris Island, and is currently headed off to California. It's always nice to know that the hyperactive six-year-old you watched after school is now more than capable of kicking your ass.
Thankfully I got another 6 months till I hit the Big three-oh. In the meantime, I am going to crank up some Christmas tunes to get my mind in a winterly mood while trying to stay cool in this air conditionedless office. Have a great weekend everyone!