IN “BASEBALL SUCKS…,” I MENTIONED how I pissed off a pair of baseball-loving friends with an over-the-top rant titled “Why Football?” What I didn’t mention was the fact that both of these essays pissed off all the rest of my readers, most of whom are not sports fans whatsoever.
At one time, neither was I. I remember coming back from college after my first semester and having my girlfriend accuse me of being a phony because I was really excited about watching USC in the National Championship. “Shut up, you don’t like sports,” she told me. But I did. And I still haven’t shut up.
Today marks a milestone: the release of Episode 20 of Mike and Matt on the Internet, a podcast I’ve been doing since last March with my former college roommate, the person who bears full responsibility for my transformation into a total stranger to my ex-girlfriend and many others, Matt Plocky. The show is most relevant the day it comes out, but it comes out erratically, so I have to find a way to let people know about it. This is that. Check it out on my “Podcast” page, or at its homepage, and enjoy.
Also worth noting, though it may seem like the activity on this site has been close to zero for some time, I spent several days prior to launching the new site doing edits on my old stories and essays. I definitely recommend taking a look if you haven’t yet, or taking another if you have. It might be better than you remembered. In fact, I guarantee it. You’re gonna like the way it looks.