Another Angle: Super Bowl Media Day in more than 140 characters

On January 31, I attended my first Super Bowl Media Day—quite possibly one of my most memorable experiences in my short journalism career. I tweeted a lot that day—mostly about serious and spiritual things for our subscribers—but there were also a number of tidbits that didn’t make the, uh, dreaded 140-character Twitter limit. I apologize ahead of time for this brief glimpse into my dysfunctional brain…

3:21 a.m. – Wake up ready to go, then realize it’s not even 4 a.m.

Somewhere between 3:22 a.m. and 7 a.m. – Have a dream about purposely tripping Tom Brady at Media Day and justifying my act of violence by saying it’s work related. Seriously.

7 a.m. – Wake up and realize that’s the best dream I’d had in a long, long, time…
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Another Angle — Outside the box

He went north. I went south.

Walking across the floor at the iconic Hinkle Fieldhouse, the sun beaming through those trademark fieldhouse windows, it hit me that never had I been this inspired after an interview. I’d been inspired a lot, but this interview was special… Continue reading

Another Angle: Attack of the wasps

Growing up a Colts fan, I loved punter Hunter Smith. I even listened to his old band “Connersvine” throughout college. And now—even though he’s retired—I love him even more, especially now that I know him. The dude is hilarious.

Last Thursday and Friday, I met with him and All Pro Dad’s Darrin Gray to work on a new project in conjunction with Sports Spectrum called “The Jersey Effect.” (We’ll give you more details later.)

“Ya know,” Hunter said Thursday morning as we sat in his basement. “If my voice is going to be the main one in this book, it needs to be humorous. I’m a funny guy.”

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Another Angle: My first rodeo

Last Friday, my colleague Aaron May and I had the opportunity to report on (and attend) our first rodeo. Let’s just say, as the night unraveled, my eyes were opened to, what I believe, is a hidden American gem and masculine masterpiece called bull riding… Continue reading

Another Angle: Lessons for fatherhood

Last weekend, I learned how to be a better father. I wasn’t planning on it—I was merely going to an All Pro Dad event…as a single dude with two single Sports Spectrum co-workers… Continue reading

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