First Post

22 09 2009
Don’t read too much into the name of my blog. My informal writing tends to have a lot of parenthetical comments containing either a joke or a random sarcastic remark. But parentheses are lame. Clearly whoever invented the keyboard intended us to use brackets–> [ ]… Why? Because you don’t have to press the shift key anytime you want to infer a witty remark [insert witty remark here]. Oh and it’s the only idea I could think of that differentiates my style of writing [so live with it]. Hopefully with all my time saved by not pressing the shift key I’ll be able to dedicate time spent on winning a Pulitzer Prize. Or…I’ll probably just go watch some football or something.

Welcome to the first of many pieces of evidence portraying my lack of originality. My goal for this blog is to keep it pretty simple. I’m going to adopt a bunch of tactics that I’ve recognized to be successful in the sports blogs that I read on a daily basis [Deadspin, The Big Lead, Kissing Suzy Kolber, Awful Announcing, etc]. Expect some commentary on the current events taking place in the sporting world, some criticism of crummy journalistic pieces that I come across on the web [a weekly feature mocking a “should be unemployed” Bloomberg writer], some live blogs, and a whole bunch of links [because I know what you should be reading better than you do].

On that note, I’ll leave you with my first must read suggestion. It’s riddled with bad language, so if that kind of thing offends you…well, grow [the fuck] up.