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Taco John
07-08-2005, 02:13 PM
I'm preparing the front page, and like I do at this time every year, I'm looking for fan columnists who are willing to commit themselves to the community here by providing a weekly article that focuses on a particular aspect of the game.

Let me know if you're interested in being on the team and maybe some idea on what you'd be interested in writing about, and I'll use this thread to start drafting people...

-TJ

Bob's your Information Minister
07-08-2005, 02:31 PM
I'd love to play devil's advocate every week....

ludo21
07-08-2005, 02:35 PM
I'd love to play devil's advocate every week....


we dont need that on the front page.. :juggle:

Rock Chalk
07-08-2005, 02:44 PM
I volunteer SoCal for the Mo Show.

watermock
07-08-2005, 03:29 PM
Heh. Beg all you want.

I could do some Mock's locks, but I don't think I should be nominated for politics.

Today's rant by Curtis LeMay:

"Over coffee with half and half, me and Rummy were discussing which country to bomb first....yeah, I'm still dead, that doesn't stop me and Rummy from having conversations..."

I can do Mock's Lock's in the general forum, easier to adjust them to suit my ego there.

scorpio
07-08-2005, 03:35 PM
Heh. Beg all you want.

I could do some Mock's locks, but I don't think I should be nominated for politics.


I look forward to your in-depth analysis on the cost of modern tractors and the price of beans in Iowa. Oh and cats.

watermock
07-08-2005, 03:45 PM
I look forward to your in-depth analysis on the cost of modern tractors and the price of beans in Iowa. Oh and cats.

Well, I'm mad at these crap blowers they thru on one of my tractors. (bad turbos). John Deere equipment is usually bulletproof. How this kid managed to almost blow up the Trac-tor is anyones guess. He must of overheated the motor. If you throw the blower it can go into the heads and your talking a total rebuild, which is never as good as what comes off the line. I'm considering changing blowers, but it would void warranty. Price of beans is up, I said 6.75 and it hit. Brother had to make a serious call on the board to cover, I told him to buy back, and he made a cool 50k. Since you asked, we got insurance money and could plant what we wanted, and got beans in, and they are up, and it rained! We put some short maturity beans in and should, maybe get beans. Beans are temperamental things. If it's too wet, they won't go off the pod, too dry, they shatter on the front of the combine. Incredibly, we might be taking corn before beans.

I'm more worried about this hurricane bearing down on me in Arkansas. It should turn, but it could blow the whole crop down.

The cat got into paint yesterday, but seems to have eaten it off. It wasn't much, but he was very agitated. I've been touching up the house, and he must of gotten into some, just his tail.

That's the Farm and Cat report.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-08-2005, 04:10 PM
Maybe a point-counterpoint weekly edition from myself and another volunteer?

watermock
07-08-2005, 04:17 PM
Maybe a point-counterpoint weekly edition from myself and another volunteer?

How about just beating you with impunity as usual?

ZachKC
07-08-2005, 04:24 PM
I look forward to Phat Endy's rant coming up with new ways to talk about how he is a Bronco fan in KC and how much sports radio sucks.

:deadhorse

Kaylore
07-08-2005, 04:26 PM
I'd like to try something, maybe for camps or something since I live out here and Dove valley is ten minutes from my house.

watermock
07-08-2005, 04:30 PM
I'd like to try something, maybe for camps or something since I live out here and Dove valley is ten minutes from my house.

I nominate Tatoo. He needs to work on his English anyway. "Hey Boss" isn't going to carry you far in the corporate world.

ZachKC
07-08-2005, 04:30 PM
I nominate Tatoo. He needs to work on his English anyway.
ROFL!

elsid13
07-08-2005, 04:32 PM
Maybe a point-counterpoint weekly edition from myself and another volunteer?


No one pays any attention to you in real life do they????

Kaylore
07-08-2005, 04:33 PM
I nominate Tatoo. He needs to work on his English anyway.
Tatoo's roll will not exceed calling out players' names at randomly adorable times. "De Watts! De Watts!!!!"

Taco John
07-08-2005, 04:38 PM
I look forward to Phat Endy's rant coming up with new ways to talk about how he is a Bronco fan in KC and how much sports radio sucks.

:deadhorse



Phat Endy's reports were awesome... I wish we could get one guy in each rival market as dedicated and knowledgable as PhE. I know you're lurking Phatty...

One thing I'd definitely like to see each week is a Redskins report... I'd also like to see a college buff give us the weekly College Quarterback report.

I'd love to see Slappy play a role as the Orange Mane's Dr. Dicknose, aka Doc Z. That would be a classic...

Hogan11
07-08-2005, 04:39 PM
Phat Endy's reports were awesome... I wish we could get one guy in each rival market as dedicated and knowledgable as PhE. I know you're lurking Phatty...

One thing I'd definitely like to see each week is a Redskins report... I'd also like to see a college buff give us the weekly College Quarterback report.

I'd love to see Slappy play a role as the Orange Mane's Dr. Dicknose, aka Doc Z. That would be a classic...


Dr. Dicknose......Ha!

ZachKC
07-08-2005, 04:40 PM
Maybe you guys could land a proof reader this year.

Taco John
07-08-2005, 04:42 PM
Maybe you guys could land a proof reader this year.


Yep... I need to get better at proofing the articles... But in the swing of a season, man does it get tough sometimes to keep all the plates in the air...

Spell check does wonders, though...

ZachKC
07-08-2005, 04:44 PM
Yep... I need to get better at proofing the articles... But in the swing of a season, man does it get tough sometimes to keep all the plates in the air...

Spell check does wonders, though...
I have trouble remembering to take time to do all that for my website.

watermock
07-08-2005, 04:45 PM
Tatoo's roll will not exceed calling out players' names at randomly adorable times. "De Watts! De Watts!!!!"

Wouldn't you just love to have Tourette's Syndrome and be able to call people out?

As a midget, he would have the perfect alibi.

"jerkoff"

"your mom is down the street"

How do you dress Tatoo down? Punt him?

That midget on the man show was hillarious. Didn't they have a whole flock of them?

Before I get reprimaned, I'm just telling jokes. Still, it was funny to watch that midget chase skirts on the Man Show. Being able to look up women's skirts couldn't be all bad.

scorpio
07-08-2005, 05:24 PM
I used to write for the local home-town Wyoming newspaper (got paid for it even) a few years ago. I have a few article ideas that might be interesting:


"Mile High Memorial"
(Why isn't there anything to commemorate the old Mile High? It's an NFL icon, and as was pointed out in a thread here a few days back, people are BURIED there for Christ's sake. Try to get a statement/interview from the front office.)

"Former Broncos: Then and Now"
(There are a LOT of former Broncos, not necessarily superstars, who are very interesting characters and have incredible stories to tell and who still live in the Metro area. I think it would be great to interview some of these guys, see what they're up to now, pick their brains about big games, the glory days, what they think about the current Broncos, etc. A respectful, but entertaining fluff piece. Maybe it could be a semi-regular column thing.)

Anatomy of an ACL Tear
("ACL Tear" is one of the more alarming phrases a football fan might hear. But does everyone really know exactly what an ACL tear is? How is it corrected and rehabbed? How is the game, and everyday life, affected for someone who has overcome an ACL tear? etc,)

Tight Ends: The All-Time Broncos Cheerleader All-Star Squad
(Does this really need explanation?)


Anyway, I'm not always great at following through on ****, so I'll write something up and see how it goes. Please feel free to use any of these ideas for articles to post here if you have great connections or just like the idea or whatever.

EDIT: Also, Taco, I'm a killer proofreader and all-around grammar-nazi. I'd be happy to help if you'd like.

watermock
07-08-2005, 05:48 PM
I will have Mock's locks again, but probably in the main forum.

Considering experts run around 60 percent and I'm running around 80, you might want to listen.

Betting against the spread is hard, and most of my losses have been Homer Bronco locks. Like Chicago at home. Or Oakland at home in the snow. Go figure. My misses are baffling.

When Mock's Locks come out and I mention the Broncos or Vikings, throw them out. As a fan, I'm incapable of seeing it clearly. Throw out these rediculous assumptions, I'm almost close to 85 percent, which is incredible considering I'm an idiot and my chair is broken.

Why wouldn't I pick Denver at home against Chicago or Oakland in the snow? Denver didn't cover, they outright lost.

Still, I will give some mock's locks. Those two hurt me, but I'm pretty good. It's always a tempation to overbet your home team. It's the worst possible bet. It's like Pulp Fiction. So I will probably not make any Vikings or Broncos locks, they are literally a disaster. My other picks are generally better.

I will try to push three Mock's Lock's onto the forum, but I could go Jimmy the Greek, who couldn't pick a dogfight.

-Slap-
07-08-2005, 05:58 PM
I'd love to see Slappy play a role as the Orange Mane's Dr. Dicknose, aka Doc Z. That would be a classic...

I imagine there's a compliment in there somewhere.

-Slap-
07-08-2005, 06:00 PM
Tatoo's roll will not exceed calling out players' names at randomly adorable times. "De Watts! De Watts!!!!"

Herve's role would be to try and look adorable enough for one of the cheerleaders to get within groping range. He was a horny little ****er. He also carried a gun long before most NFL players.

watermock
07-08-2005, 06:05 PM
Slap is still hawking the Cubs after 8 straight losses.

Rausch
07-08-2005, 06:13 PM
I look forward to your in-depth analysis on the cost of modern tractors and the price of beans in Iowa. Oh and cats.
:laugh:

watermock
07-08-2005, 06:26 PM
:laugh:

I digress, the expert on 1984 Camaros has spoken.

Rock Chalk
07-08-2005, 06:42 PM
Yep... I need to get better at proofing the articles... But in the swing of a season, man does it get tough sometimes to keep all the plates in the air...

Spell check does wonders, though...
Now thats something I can do.

Rock Chalk
07-08-2005, 06:43 PM
Herve's role would be to try and look adorable enough for one of the cheerleaders to get within groping range. He was a horny little ****er. He also carried a gun long before most NFL players.
Hey Slap, what are the chances the 'Stros can make another run similar to last year in the second half of the season?

Tredici
07-08-2005, 06:47 PM
Slap is still hawking the Cubs after 8 straight losses.

You know, even I can get a clue. Roto baseball has to do with individual player stats. The Cubs don't have to win a game for a good fantasy player to grab great stats off some of their staff. I know context isn't your strong point so now that this has been explained to you, try to keep it in mind.

-Slap-
07-08-2005, 06:56 PM
Slap is still hawking the Cubs after 8 straight losses.

You still hawking the kittens?

Pendejo
07-08-2005, 07:40 PM
You still hawking the kittens?

If he is...I'm buying. Do I pay in cash...or cheap liquor?

RhymesayersDU
07-08-2005, 08:44 PM
If he is...I'm buying. Do I pay in cash...or cheap liquor?
6-pack of Natty Light will do ya just fine.

wabbit
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
Maybe a point-counterpoint weekly edition from myself and another volunteer?

It might be difficult to gain a work-release for somebody to discuss things at your level.

Maybe you could talk it over with your hamster...I'm sure he has some ideas.

Kaylore
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
It might be difficult to gain a work-release for somebody to discuss things at your level.

Maybe you could talk it over with your hamster...I'm sure he has some ideas.
ROFL!

TheDave
07-10-2005, 08:41 AM
One thing I'd definitely like to see each week is a Redskins report...

Now that i would love to do.... Assuming that they lose as many games as we are all hoping. The hate mail alone from SkinFan would make it all worth while!!!

Endy
07-11-2005, 10:11 AM
Always lurking TJ and I appreciate the kind words about my column last year, but I'm afraid that there are a couple of reasons why I can't do the same column this year.

I'm actually taking a semester off from teaching to finish my PhD and so I won't have the same 45 minutes in the car every morning and afternoon to listen to the radio. Really, I don't listen to local sports radio anymore anyway. I bought a new car that has XM radio and I haven't tuned into the local sports radio stations much since then.

As for Zach's comment about my rants on how sports radio in KC sucks, I would have to say that this wasn't the original intention of the column. The column was supposed to give an inside track to the Broncos fans on what the Chiefs fans were saying.

Problem with that plan was that I didn't expect the Chiefs to suck as bad as they did. They quickly became irrelevant and the Chargers became the team we all cared about (or should've anyway). As a result, the theme of the column drifted towards making fun of the typical caller to a local radio show who wanted to trade Larry Johnson for Terrell Owens or complain about the officials in a 20 point loss. That's not what I wanted the column to be, but that was really all I had to work with.

Surely, you're not defending the sports radio in KC. Kietzman is an idiot who never thinks he's wrong and proves daily that he knows very little about sports (and I'm a KSU :homer: ). Tim Grunhard still thinks fart jokes are funny and his co-host doesn't speak very well since his nose is usually stuck up Grunny's ample butt. Neal Jones and Marty Wall are an abortion disguised as a radio show. Soren Petro is good, but is up against Rome and I don't get to listen much in the middle of the day. SSJ is funny, but Bob Fescoe couldn't find his turd cutter with both hands and a flashlight. Add in the fact that the Royals are freaking brutal, the Chiefs are the only other professional team in town and the radio hosts (outside of Petro) don't know ANYTHING about any college team that isn't in the Big 12 North and you could conclude that calling sports radio in Kansas City a "wasteland" would be a compliment.

Sorry TJ.

FADERPROOF
07-12-2005, 07:14 PM
I'll have to see how the job situation is, I might be in a position where writing on Monday night isn't much of an option if in fact I get this job I'm going for.

I has been fun writing the past couple years, I could do the college stuff about the QB's and other prospects since I spend more time on saturday watching football than Sunday and I'm into the college game more, that is a possibility.

Yeah, the College prospects/QB's article would be best fit for me because I can write that on Sunday(a day I never work.) But if I get this nice job then I won't be able to write an article during the week for the OM.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-12-2005, 08:10 PM
It might be difficult to gain a work-release for somebody to discuss things at your level.

Maybe you could talk it over with your hamster...I'm sure he has some ideas.

I have experience in sportswriting. You can kiss my ass.

wabbit
07-12-2005, 08:27 PM
I have experience in sportswriting. You can kiss my ass.


Yeah, well, The Bath House News doesn't count. Haven't we been over this before with you??

..oh...and it would impossible to perform the second task with your head always in the way.

watermock
07-12-2005, 08:30 PM
Yeah, well, The Bath House News doesn't count. Haven't we been over this before with you??

..oh...and it would impossible to perform the second task with your head always in the way.

and both hands.

Clockwork Orange
07-12-2005, 08:30 PM
I have experience in sportswriting. You can kiss my ass.

Didn't that schmuck fin-atic claim to be a published sportswriter once upon a time?

watermock
07-12-2005, 08:34 PM
I honestly think Bob could do a better job than Williamson.

SoCalBronco
07-13-2005, 12:55 AM
This would be my dream scenario:


Monday's:
Alec's Titty Bar Report- Alec Raenos provides an sizzling and sensual report of his weekly experience on gameday at the Titty bar. It serves as an uplifter (literally) after losses and a cherry on top after wins. A real treat indeed.

Touchdown...Orange Force One has landed- Meck77 provides a great report and pictures of Orange Force One's weekly tailgate supreme and his fascinating experience with other orange blooded die hards before the game.

Tuesday:
Stats tell the Story- Yavoon provides detailed statistical analysis of why the Broncos won or lost. If you can withstand the pain of reading the actual text, it provides an interesting perspective.

Post Game Wrapup- DB-Freak and Kaylore provide a balanced and thorough position by position report of how the Broncos fared in last week's game.

Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde- Jake Meffley provides the reasons to be optimistic for the upcoming week focusing on aspects of the Broncos play the prior week and aspects of the current opponent, while Telluride takes a dimmer view preparing Maners for why the Broncos could let us down.

Wednesday:
High on Barbeque Sauce- Bob wants to suck your Uncle provides a laundry list of excuses on why the Chiefs lost. Its very detailed though, apparently done with the impression that we actually give a **** about the Chiefs.

Coyer's Destroyers- Mediator12 charts the week to week progress of individual defenders with grades and reasons. He also provides a look forward to the upcoming game with his "picks to click" and general keys to the game.

The Mastermind's Film Room- Bronco LB 52 breaks down the offense, who came through and who needs improvement with general grades for the offense based on the prior game. He provides specific matchups regarding the upcoming week and provides a suggested plan of attack for the upcoming opponent's defense.

Thursday:
Faderproof's Rookie Report- Faderproof is back for another great year of rookie reports. Breaking down rookie impact on a week to week basis, Faderproof provides Maners a great and insightful way of tracking the progress of our newbies.

B-Love's "Back to the Future" Report- B-Love revives his excellent blast from the past reports. He features a memorable game from the past between the Broncos and the weekly opponent. Its sure to be a great read!

Old Dude's Senile Ruminations- Maners are afforded a truly enjoyable read with Old Dude's crisp, witty and cogent analysis of the upcoming game. Thought provoking, insightful and funny all in one package!

Friday's:
Slappy's Sports Book- Slap checks in on Friday's to give Maners the low down on this week's NFL bets, with his easy money plays, over/under targets and general team betting trends.

Atlas's "Tasty Morsels"- Atlas provides a truly "in-depth" look at the weekly opponent's cheerleaders, highlighting through the use of modern imagery who has the best curves, tits, hind end, face and general sexy appearance. It truly will get Maners up for the game and is a perfect bookend for Alec's Titty Bar reports. This stuff is gold folks...gold. :wiggle:

The View from Beezer's Corner- Watermock finishes off a great week of reads by providing a brutally frank and No-Holds Barred look at NFL Football in general. Strap on your seatbelts, everyone's a fair target on this wild ride. In what will be a weekly competition with Slap, Mock also provides his famous "Mock's Locks".

Atlas
07-14-2005, 12:23 PM
This would be my dream scenario:


Monday's:
Alec's Titty Bar Report- Alec Raenos provides an sizzling and sensual report of his weekly experience on gameday at the Titty bar. It serves as an uplifter (literally) after losses and a cherry on top after wins. A real treat indeed.

Touchdown...Orange Force One has landed- Meck77 provides a great report and pictures of Orange Force One's weekly tailgate supreme and his fascinating experience with other orange blooded die hards before the game.

Tuesday:
Stats tell the Story- Yavoon provides detailed statistical analysis of why the Broncos won or lost. If you can withstand the pain of reading the actual text, it provides an interesting perspective.

Post Game Wrapup- DB-Freak and Kaylore provide a balanced and thorough position by position report of how the Broncos fared in last week's game.

Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde- Jake Meffley provides the reasons to be optimistic for the upcoming week focusing on aspects of the Broncos play the prior week and aspects of the current opponent, while Telluride takes a dimmer view preparing Maners for why the Broncos could let us down.

Wednesday:
High on Barbeque Sauce- Bob wants to suck your Uncle provides a laundry list of excuses on why the Chiefs lost. Its very detailed though, apparently done with the impression that we actually give a **** about the Chiefs.

Coyer's Destroyers- Mediator12 charts the week to week progress of individual defenders with grades and reasons. He also provides a look forward to the upcoming game with his "picks to click" and general keys to the game.

The Mastermind's Film Room- Bronco LB 52 breaks down the offense, who came through and who needs improvement with general grades for the offense based on the prior game. He provides specific matchups regarding the upcoming week and provides a suggested plan of attack for the upcoming opponent's defense.

B-Love's "Back to the Future" Report- B-Love revives his excellent blast from the past reports. He features a memorable game from the past between the Broncos and the weekly opponent. Its sure to be a great read!

Old Dude's Senile Ruminations- Maners are afforded a truly enjoyable read with Old Dude's crisp, witty and cogent analysis of the upcoming game. Thought provoking, insightful and funny all in one package!

Friday's:
Slappy's Sports Book- Slap checks in on Friday's to give Maners the low down on this week's NFL bets, with his easy money plays, over/under targets and general team betting trends.

Atlas's "Tasty Morsels"- Atlas provides a truly "in-depth" look at the weekly opponent's cheerleaders, highlighting through the use of modern imagery who has the best curves, boobies, hind end, face and general sexy appearance. It truly will get Maners up for the game and is a perfect bookend for Alec's Titty Bar reports. This stuff is gold folks...gold. :wiggle:

The View from Beezer's Corner- Watermock finishes off a great week of reads by providing a brutally frank and No-Holds Barred look at NFL Football in general. Strap on your seatbelts, everyone's a fair target on this wild ride. In what will be a weekly competition with Slap, Mock also provides his famous "Mock's Locks".

That is a great post. Not because I get cheerleader duty but for the simple fact that it was awesome........ OK, the cheerleaders had a little to do with it!! LOL LOL LOL

delany
07-14-2005, 12:51 PM
Gotta admit.

A weekly Jake vs Telluride article would be a great read.


Great post counselor.

FADERPROOF
07-14-2005, 07:49 PM
Thursday:
Faderproof's Rookie Report- Faderproof is back for another great year of rookie reports. Breaking down rookie impact on a week to week basis, Faderproof provides Maners a great and insightful way of tracking the progress of our newbies.



No way in this God forsaken world will I cover the rookies this year, any chance went out the door on April 23rd with pick 101.

SoCalBronco
07-14-2005, 07:52 PM
No way in this God forsaken world will I cover the rookies this year, any chance went out the door on April 23rd with pick 101.

I knew you were going to homer that a little. That's ok. I still really want to see your rookie report even if you totally ignore Maurice. Actually, if you think about it, it might be better for you to do the reports and include him there. That way you can intentionally downplay his accomplishments each week and highlight his ****ups right there on the front page for all to see.

FADERPROOF
07-14-2005, 07:56 PM
I knew you were going to homer that a little. That's ok. I still really want to see your rookie report even if you totally ignore Maurice. Actually, if you think about it, it might be better for you to do the reports and include him there. That way you can intentionally downplay his accomplishments each week and highlight his ****ups right there on the front page for all to see.

I like the college prospects idea better, that way I can consistenly downplay Matt Leinart's accomplishments.

SoCalBronco
07-14-2005, 07:58 PM
that way I can consistenly downplay Matt Leinart's accomplishments.

That's my job! :)

FADERPROOF
07-14-2005, 07:59 PM
That's my job! :)

Well, be sure to comment on how Fred Davis is an official 5 star bust for them at least, for me.

watermock
07-14-2005, 08:23 PM
I will have Mock's locks on the main board.

I'm pretty solid. It's funny because if you look at pundits, they are generally about 45 percent. Home dogs are always a good bet against the spread, but mock will try to predict top games. Don't hunt me down if I'm wrong. I still have the Model12, somewhere...

Jason in LA
07-15-2005, 12:45 AM
TJ, if you haven't filled up the spots already, I'm down for it.

Taco John
07-15-2005, 09:13 AM
I haven't filled the spots yet... I just got back from a business trip and am getting ready to take another one... Once I get back from this one, I'm going to be putting a big focus on getting things squared away with the OM... So to people who have responded here and to me via PM, I've got your message, just haven't had a chance to respond yet...

-TJ