|Updated: 10/24/2011 6:12 pm
||Published: 10/24/2011 5:57 pm
Hello sports literates! Welcome to my first ever blog post. You read correctly, first! While many of my collegiate peers were busy cyberly scrap booking their entire lives on the Xangas and the Facebook Note Pages of the world, I somehow missed the boat. Maybe that was because I spent most my time surfing the waves at the University of Hawaii, instead of surfing the net; but more likely, it was probably because I realized that as a college student, what I had to say at the time (or write), probably wasn’t worth reading.
But those times have changed! …I think. Now, I have a cool job, talk to athletes and I’m even on ‘the TV’ (as grandma would say). Most importantly, I work in a profession that allows me to get paid to do what many would probably do for free, and that’s work in sports…..you likely do not…pause for a sad face…. But alas, it is my hope that this blog will fill your void, and give me the opportunity to expose you to the insights and interactions that I have on a weekly basis as a sports reporter.
Throughout my weekly blog postings, I hope to cover many things: entertainment, food, travel, politics, and of course sports. Appropriately, the latter is where I’ll begin with my first post.
There are a couple things I learned from Oklahoma State’s 70-28 win over Kansas. The Jayhawks aren’t very good, and Justin Blackmon is pretty inconsiderate when it comes to touchdown celebrations. Granted, a touchdown celebration is by definition a self centered expression of how great YOU are, but Blackmon takes that selfishness to a whole new level. After connecting on a touchdown pass from Brandon Weeden in the second quarter against Kansas, Blackmon points to Jeremy Smith to ready him for a post-celebratory jump, (or so Jeremy Smith thought) only to bail-out last second for O-lineman Parker Graham. You can see the clip posted with the blog.
As promised, I’ll mix in a little of the entertainment world, albeit it’s still sports related. My girlfriend and I saw the movie “Moneyball” recently. I was excited to learn that Brad Pitt, who plays the role of Billy Beane, is from Oklahoma! Anyway, it’s a good flick, but “what’s the deal with Brad Pitt and food?” she asks me. I quickly see her point. He stuffs his face in nearly every scene of the movie, and it’s not subtle. I’m talking like popcorn flying out of his mouth while he’s making trades on the phone kind of eating. It got me thinking even further, and I realized that I couldn’t think of a Brad Pitt movie where he wasn’t eating continuously throughout it. Am I alone with this thought? Does anyone else care? I digress.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts, and inside stories with you in the weeks to come. Hopefully, you’ll be just as excited to read them! Please reach out to me if you have any suggestions or questions, or if you just want to talk. You can write me at Jmcadam@fox23.com.