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3 June 2006

>I know, I realize I’ve been a little inconsistent lately with the posting. There’s a lot of reasons for that. I mean, the off-season is hard, especially when I’m trying to keep the content somewhat within the boundaries of the “Social Contract” (and good taste, but… yeah), so I’m having a little trouble in the old inspiration category. It would be so easy to pull a DG and knock off for the summer, but I just can’t do that. Why?

Because bloggin’ ain’t easy. But it’s necessary.

So, let’s have a little Letterman-esque fun.

Top 10 Reasons I’m Glad I’m A…

Sports Blogger
10. Games are terrific raw material: all I have to do is fill in the gaps.
9. NASCAR is not a relevant topic on a sports blog.
8. I’m not good-looking enough for the ratings communities.
7. Free admission to the games… with the price of a ticket.
6. No embarrassing posts people will find once my anonymity is destroyed.
5. I outgrew LiveJournal before it even existed.
4. It’s too much work to fake having a child so I can be an ever-popular “mommy-blogger.”
3. It’s much less vapid than a personal blog.
2. I don’t take “arty” photographs.
1. I don’t have any talents other than being critical of other people’s talents.

Hockey Blogger
10. I can’t be accused of hopping on the hockey bandwagon, because there isn’t one.
9. Typing keeps my fingers warm on those cold winter nights.
8. I can lie and say I met my blogging friends through “sports” instead of “the internet.”
7. It’s so multicultural: I’ve got readers from one former imperial power and two of its former colonies.
6. I get summers off (if I want them.)
5. It’s okay to be a little rough around the edges. Or downright abrasive.
4. It comes naturally to me, it’s in my genetic code.
3. No one named Chauncey plays hockey.
2. Caps lock saves me from laryngitis. I can write it rather than scream it.
1. Blood doesn’t bounce on Astro-turf

Bulldog Blogger
10. I can access Duluth by air, land, and sea.
9. So many wonderful puns!
8. The other ‘Dogs bloggers are so darn nice!
7. I couldn’t be sarcastic about a winning team.
6. No TV coverage means I can imagine things in my head, just like in the olden times.
5. No one hates the ‘Dogs with the depths of their souls.
4. It goes with the jersey.
3. I’ve got the moral high ground.
2. They have a “retro,” “old-school” barn.
1. Better dead than red.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 4 June 2006 1:27 am

    >I like to think I’m much more vapid than a personal blog.

  2. 4 June 2006 5:08 am

    >vapid: adj. lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force.I don’t think that describes you at all! But, you can think whatever you want.

  3. 4 June 2006 5:58 am

    >Bulldog Blogger #5. Yeah … not even me.

  4. 4 June 2006 8:41 pm

    >I think my heart just stopped. I also think yours just started, for just an instant.

  5. 4 June 2006 9:45 pm


  6. 7 June 2006 5:40 pm

    >No Charges Against Mankato Hockey Players(AP) Mankato, Minn. No charges will be filed against several college hockey players who were part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault, Mankato police said Wednesday. Police Cmdr. Jeremy Clifton said investigators were closing the case and would not be presenting evidence to prosecutors. “The allegation of sexual assault cannot be substantiated at this time,” he said in a prepared statement. “Without further information, this investigation will become an inactive case file.” The allegations of an assault in February lead Minnesota State, Mankato, to hold the four players out of the final games of the season. According to a search warrant affidavit filed in Blue Earth County, a woman said a hockey player took her and another woman to the player’s house Feb. 21. After smoking marijuana and a pipe filled with a white substance, the woman said she began to drift out of consciousness when she felt an object being used to sexually assault her. The investigation came amid a widely publicized case at Duke University involving the lacrosse team. An exotic dancer who had been hired to perform at a March 13 team party told police she was raped by three team members at an off-campus house. Following the dancer’s allegations, grand juries indicted three Duke players on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual assault. Defense attorneys and the players have strongly proclaimed the players’ innocence. In Mankato, the case involving the hockey players generated less media attention, but was on the minds of many students. University spokesman Michael Cooper said, “We are pleased that police have done their investigation and have come to a conclusion.” Two of the suspended players were seniors. Cooper didn’t know when, or if, the two players with remaining eligibility would be allowed play with the team again.


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