A Morning With Peyton Manning

1 Comment 29 January 2014

6'5, 230, laser rocket arm. 5'11, 185, laser rocket, nothing?

6’5, 230, laser rocket arm. 5’11, 185, laser rocket, nothing?

For a living, I’m kind of a talent agent. I book speakers and celebrities to talk at events for big companies.  I rarely go to events, because if I actually spent my time traveling to and from all these events, I’d never actually book anything.  However, I will occasionally make exceptions.  Being from Indiana, when I booked Peyton Manning to speak for an event a few years go, I couldn’t pass up the chance to go to the event in person- ostensibly to meet up with a top client, but really, I wanted to get a picture with Peyton to give to my grandma.  (She’s addicted to Indiana sports. I know not to call when any major Indiana team is playing. I remember calling one time and she didn’t want to talk because she was too flustered that Purdue’s Robbie Hummel had just gotten hurt. “I just don’t know what Purdue is going to do without him!” she said.)

Plus, you know, it’s Peyton Manning.  So I went. Continue Reading

basketball, final four, sports


No Comments 17 March 2011

OK, OK, I know you’re very anxious to know my Final Four picks. 

I think there will be a lot fewer upsets than everyone expects.  The biggest shocker will be there aren’t ath many shockers.  Unfortunately, no Belmont or George Mason run this year- unless you count San Diego State.

It stinks in a way, because almost all of the teams I root for are in the same region- Purdue and Notre Dame (within 90 minutes of where I used to live) and Vanderbilt (where I live now).  But did I pick any of them for the Final Four?

Without further ado, here is my bracket:

I went with San Diego State in the West mainly because I didn’t like anyone else.  I think Duke is ready for an epic fail.

Despite being a #2 seed, Florida has an easier route to the Final Four than #1 seed Pitt, so I think they’ll end up there.

That leaves the only two powerhouse teams in the tournament- Kansas and Ohio State.  I think Ohio State’s youth beats out Kansas, and throw in clutch 3 point shooting and the urgency of Sullenger being a one-and-done, and you’ve got yourself a champion.

So there you have it.  Am I crazy?  Who are you picking for the Final Four?  Comment away!

Ohio State is an easy pi

army, sports

Why its cool to be Airborne

No Comments 15 October 2010

humor, sports

Brian Solves The World Cup Problem

No Comments 24 June 2010

I solved the World Cup Officiating Problem. Four Years Ago. Here’s how:

(2006) I’d never really watched much soccer before this World Cup, it’s actually very entertaining. I know many of you may not have much of a background in soccer, or ‘futbol’, as its called, so I thought I’d put together this brief tutorial for you. In the World Cup, each country gets together its very best, highly-talented and skilled male models to play against another country’s male models. It doesn’t
matter the country- Portugal, Ghana, Brazil, England- they all come straight out of an Abercrombie &  Fitch catalog. David Beckham is the rule, not the exception. It’s a little known fact here in the States, but the entrance to the field from the locker rooms is actually a catwalk, which the players traverse after watching Zoolander to get pumped up for the match.

It’s very important to be good-looking, because the most important skill- more important even than running, kicking, or even breathing- is getting sympathy from the refs. I’ve not yet seen a World Cup match that wasn’t in some part decided by the officials making a bad call. What happens is, a player from team A runs within 10 to 15 feet of a player from team B, trips on thin air, then writhes in pain and desperate agony on the ground with his hands covering his face. (“Oh, no, we can’t see the pretty man’s face!” yells the crowd.) The referee then crosses the field to where the player from team B is standing, and holds up either a yellow card or a red card, depending on how wide the grimace is of the player from team A. The player from team A was inevitably ‘attacked’ near his opponent’s goal, so he gets a free kick from within 3 feet of the helpless goalie. It’s amazing how the game works. But its not really the players’ faults. They have to act this way, because if they don’t, the other team will, and they’ll end up getting blown out by devastatingly one-sided scores like 2-0. However, I do have a solution to this problem, and I’m going to send it on to soccer’s governing body of FIFA (complete name: FI-FA-FO-FUM). Instead of just having yellow and red cards, the refs can also have a blue, water colored “cry-me-a-river” card. After a player flops, the ref can run up to him, shove the blue card in his face, and tell him in his language of choice to stop being a cry-baby. After a player receives 3 blue cards, he is forced to grow a pencil-thin mustache, which will invariably make him less good-looking (except in France), therefore limiting his ability to get endorsement deals from Adidas. Problem solved.

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international, sports

Very cool Nike ‘futbol’ commercial

No Comments 21 May 2010

I am not a soccer fan, but I will be during the World Cup this summer.  This is a great Nike commercial, very well made, that shows how any second in the life of one of these guys will have not only a huge impact on themselves but their countries as well.

cycling, sports

A Babe on a Bike

No Comments 20 May 2010

Babe Ruth – 1930 – Sports Figures On Bicycles – Photos –

In honor of National Bike To Work Week, here is a slide show of athletes on bikes. If the weather is good, I plan to bike to work on Friday.

cycling, quiz, sports

2 Wheeled Bike Quiz

No Comments 06 May 2010

In honor of National Bike Month, Mental Floss has a fun bike quiz.

A Two-Wheeled Quiz

Score: 100% (11 out of 11)

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