Sunday, December 16, 2012

Auburn Villager stories for weeks of 12/6 - 12/13


I decided to combine the last two weeks of stuff, since I'm working on a larger piece to run over the holiday break.

- A week ago, I wrote about Auburn men's basketball, and the little problems that lead to bigger ones later in the game.


- This week, I reviewed ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary, "You Don't Know Bo," on the legendary Bo Jackson.


Thanks, as always, for being here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Auburn Villager stories for the week of 11/29

Quite the week at the Villager, with the firing of head coach Gene Chizik. Guess what I wrote about?

- Here's my thoughts on the search for a new football search, and how it becomes a referendum on the outside opinion of Auburn.


- I also wrote about Auburn High School's football season, which ended in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.


Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Auburn Villager stories from the week before Thanksgiving

The holidays are, as always, a tad insane. I believe these stories from the Villager were from the Thanksgiving issue, and I know they're not on here. So:

- Before Gene Chizik, Auburn's football coach, was fired this past Sunday, I wrote about his potential legacy with the school, if he were to be let go. Now that he was, it is something to consider.


- Auburn High School's football team advanced past the second round of the playoffs with a scenario straight out of Friday Night Lights.


- Lee-Scott Academy football prepared for a rematch in the state championship game against the only team to beat them in the regular season.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Why We Watch for The Classical: Brandon Jennings

Last week I contributed to The Classical's superb Why We Watch series on the NBA and its various characters. I wrote about Brandon Jennings, the Milwaukee Bucks and the ties that bind them.

In short, it was lots of fun. Here's the link:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

FROM THE FILES: Selected writings from my NBA's past

During the lockout-shortened and eye-crossingly insane 2011-12 NBA season, I wrote about the league over at The Hoop Doctors, and I had a lot of fun doing so. The following are some of the pieces that I, when going through the archives, still didn't mind seeing again; mostly because of the subject matter.

- On the eve of LeBron James' first chance to clinch a title, thoughts on his journey:

- How Rajon Rondo's difference is different, whether he's doing everything or nothing:

- Prior James Harden trade, the Thunder, where no attack is the same:

- Thoughts on the Bucks' franchise-changing trade of Andrew Bogut:

- The Nuggets' attempt at contending with an across-the-board awesome roster:

- In honor of President's Day, I made a basketball roster comprised of Leaders of the Free World:

- Remember the Rondo trade rumors? Remember Rondo's on-court response? It was great:

- In one game, the Bucks showcase the good and the sad of their recent past:

Hooray, NBA.

Auburn Villager stories for the week of 11/8

Hello there,

Here's what I wrote this week at the Auburn Villager:

- For the paper, my piece on Georgia-Auburn and the need for crazy things.

- My '5 Things' blog post on the Tigers and Bulldogs talks schadenfreude, dumb coach rumors and bulletin board material.

- And on Auburn High School football, I previewed their first game of the playoffs.

Thanks for being here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Auburn Villager stories for the week of 11/1

Hello and welcome to November, here's what I wrote this week at the Auburn Villager:

- My blog piece about Auburn basketball as potential sports scene savior.

- My piece on Auburn starting freshman Jonathan Wallace at quarterback, and why it's a wise football as well as public relation-y type move.

- And my story on Auburn High School, winning however it has to. I liked how this one turned out.

Thank you.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Auburn Villager stories for the week of 10/25

Hello again, with another week at the Villager in the books, here's what I wrote.

- My piece for the paper on Auburn-Texas A&M, or, what to expect when you can't expect much of anything.

- My '5 Things' blog post on the Tigers and Aggies tilt, where "Johnny Football" as a nickname, Military Appreciation Day and other things are discussed.

- And my story on Auburn High School taking on crosstown rival Opelika, which is always big deal.

Until next time, everyone! Additionally, I'll be gathering some of my favorite posts from The Hoop Doctors with the NBA on the horizon. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Auburn Villager stories for the week of 10/18

Hello there,

Here are my stories for this week's edition of the Auburn Villager.

- First, my 5 Things blog post on this weekend's Auburn-Vanderbilt tilt.

- My preview piece on Auburn-Vandy for the paper, in which it's time to consider if we've already seen who the Tigers really are.

- And lastly, my continuing coverage of the Auburn High School Tigers, coming off a tough three-game stretch.

Thank you for being here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FROM THE FILES: Dirk Nowitzki is Unlockable

**Around this time last year, the NBA was speeding towards the black hole that was the NBA Lockout. With no end, at the time, in sight, it was hard to be happy as a diehard follower of the league. But, as an equally-diehard supporter of Dirk Nowitzki, fresh off his first world championship, it was easy to see why he wasn't seemingly taking it too hard.

This piece never really saw the light of day, but now more than a season removed from Nowitzki and the Mavericks' title, and with news of a possible surgery continuing to hover on the forward's horizon as the season revs up, I couldn't help but think of it and grin. The piece, after the jump.**

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Auburn Villager stories for the week of 10/11/12 (!)


Here are my stories this week at The Auburn Villager.

- My Auburn vs. Ole Miss column for the print edition, on waiting to see, instead of hear, something different.

- For the Villager blog, my '5 Things' post on Auburn-Ole Miss, which in part touches on 11 a.m. starts and new identities.

- And here's my Auburn High School piece, as the team recovers from its first loss of the season.

Thanks, and feel free to check lower on the home page or on the right side of the screen for more stories I've done! More to come.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Auburn Villager Stories for the week of 10/4


Here's what I worked on this week at the Auburn Villager:

- First, my preview of Auburn High School's first appearance on ESPNU.

- Next, for the newspaper, my preview of Arkansas-Auburn.

- And lastly, for the Villager blog, my longer-form 5 Things preview of the Razorbacks and Tigers.

Thank you.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Auburn Villager Posts for Week of 9/27


The Auburn University football team was on a bye this week, but here's my stories from the paper and blog:

- My piece on Pat Dye's comments about Gene Chizik and Nick Saban.

- The Auburn High School football team prepares for its toughest stretch of the season.

- And the AHS volleyball team raised money for breast cancer research.

Thank you.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Auburn Villager Posts for the Week of 9/20

Hello again --

Here's what I've been working on this week for the Villager:

- My '5 Things' blog piece on Auburn's showdown with LSU --


- My feature for the newspaper, on, well, Auburn's showdown with LSU (it's different though!) --


- And my article on Auburn High School's continuing juggernaut of success:


Thanks for being here!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Auburn Villager Posts for Week of 9/13


This week for the Auburn Villager, here's what I was working on:

The Auburn High School football team, off to a dominant start.

The Auburn Tigers, and how their secondary is one component (of many) that needs to improve on Saturday.

And lastly, my second '5 Things' Villager Blog post on the ULM-Auburn game, the Tiger's home-opener, as a whole, including voodoo and coincidental numbers.

As always, thank you for reading.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Green Bay Packer preview for Kissing Suzy Kolber

The excellent NFL blog Kissing Suzy Kolber is well underway with their season previews, called, of course, the 2012 NFL Prekkake. Here's me on my hometown Green Bay Packers, looking back to last season's bitter end as a way to look forward to the upcoming campaign.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hog Wrestling on Salon

My hog wrasslin' piece for The Classical was picked up and re-run yesterday at Salon.

Here's the link:

It's the same story, but still pretty cool.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Hog Wrestling piece for The Classical

Today, my journey to Caldron Falls Bar & Grill to report on hog wrestling and the greater hog wrestling experience was published on The Classical.

Have a read here:

And yes, I'm going to try updating this site again, as a placeholder of sorts for my various writing ventures. Stay tuned..