Big East Football is a Collegiate Disgrace
When it comes to football, I simply cannot stand how terrible the Big East is, yet for some reason, the geniuses at the BCS think a league of eight below-mediocre football programs deserve an automatic bid. Still, despite how bad these schools are on the gridiron and how competitive the Mountain West is year-in and year-out, the MWC, a nine-school league, gets no credit. The MWC is one win away...
zackmorris-deactivated20110930- asked: Hey Matt, I am going to Breck next week. Any tips?
I’m inching incredibly close to 24 years of age and still love the arctic...
Anatomy is my excuse for poor gift wrapping
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been able to wrap gifts worth a damn. I’ve always had my mom or dad assist me in the process, especially around Christmas. But this year, since I’m now a college graduate (AKA a “big boy”), I decided to wrap my folk’s gifts on my own. As you can see from the photos below, it didn’t turn out so well. I got my...
Eclipse and text messaging turning me into a jerk
So I'm in Breckenridge right now and last night received a text message from Jessica, who's in Fort Collins, about the eclipse. Well, I was watching TV in the cabin and a commercial for Twilight Eclipse being available to purchase on DVD had just aired.
Once again, my sarcasm getting the best of me.
Jess: It's too bad we can't watch the eclipse together.
Me: Oh yeah. It's horrible.
Jess: I don't appreciate your sarcasm.
Me: Why? Becaus after we could watch the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 and 2. Then all seasons of Sex and the City and then both movie.
Jess: I thought you liked watching the stars with me, so I thought you'd like watching the eclipse too.
Me: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, the lunar eclipse. I thought you meant Twilight. My bad.
I'm back, injured and loving it
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - What a day. Only did seven runs today, but it felt great to really be back on the mountain and ride. You know it’s going to be a great day when on your first two runs (the first time I rode in two years, might I add) you don’t fall a single time. Granted, on my third of the day I didn’t see the drop and wiped out pretty hard — and man, did it feel...
New title, new theme
Just a quick update. I decided to change the name of my blog today from “Notes From a Sports Writer” to “Waiting For The Balls To Drop.” I just felt it better suited a blog title, plus, fewer and fewer of my posts were about my adventures in reporting. Also, a new theme I like a lot more. It will also help me optimize my tumblr experience by adding the “ask me...
It's nice to be back on the mountain
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - Two years. That’s how long it had been since I rode a snowboard down a mountain. That ended tonight. Well, fine, it wasn’t a mountain tonight, but the bottom of a ski-in, ski-out ramp at the Mountain Thunder Lodge in Breckenridge, but I didn’t check in to the hotel until 4:45 p.m. today and it was getting dark — I needed to feed my urge. When I got...
Wondering what happened to Harvey Perry?
What a trip. And nine hour drive to Kansas City on Friday to see Colorado State take on Kansas, and a nine hour drive back to Fort Collins today. As I came into the Collegian office a half hour ago, I decided to act like a stereotypical college student (hey, I only have a week left for using that excuse) and immediately check my Facebook and on the News Feed I see a video thumbnail of what looks...
Runyon Scholarship entries
So, as some of you know, I’ve been nominated for the Denver Press Club’s Runyon Scholarship for excellence in story telling. Submissions are due Tuesday, so the following five are what I sent in. Tell me what you think. Saying goodbye to Hughes Stadium We will always fight for Jimmy V Confessions of a workaholicJ on Eastman stayed classy despite circumstances The times, they...