Friday, May 11, 2007

It's that time of year!

Well folks, I know I've been a lousy blogger lately, but I have a pretty good excuse. Over the past few weeks I've been finishing up with college, enjoying senior week, and graduating. Plus we've had a few birthdays and Mother's Day around here. But let's go back to that bombshell I just dropped...I am now a college graduate! (A lot of good that has done me though since I still can't find a real job.) Oh well though.

As to the sports world, I'm sure there has been a bundle of activity that I have missed out on. Corey has done his best to keep me up-to-date, but let's be honest, I had bigger fish to fry.

And, the latest news is that Corey and I have started coaching a 14-and-under girls softball team. We are both stoked to have the chance to coach, each hoping to turn it into something bigger in time. We will be coaching 12 eighth graders together, each of us sharing the the head coach position. I will be the pitching coach for our team and the other 14U team (7th graders) as well as doing batting and fielding coaching. Corey will probably mostly be a fielding coach and then also help with the batting part. Then again, if I'm coaching the pitchers, I might not get to do much other coaching. At least as long as we practice with the other team. I think for our practice next week I will have us split up though and use 2 fields instead of just one. We'll see though. Corey and I have a week to come up with a practice plan. I know a lot of fun games and drills to have the girls do. They are still pretty rough as they are just starting to learn some of the skills required in softball. Hopefully Corey and I will have a lot to teach them.

In other news, Santana seems to have decided to go back to being a god among mere mortals with his last two pitching performances. In the last two games he's pitched, he has given up a total of 3 runs. All of them have been on solo home runs. If he would stop giving up HRs, he really would be a god with 11 and 13 strikeouts a game. That's why he's a two-time Cy Young winner. Minnesota bows down before him.

It's also been a nice change to see our offense producing some runs. Morneau's two homeruns last night paired with Torii's homer were really a godsend last night. Yet it's funny, either we can't score any runs or we score more than necessary. No real in between for the Twins.

Now if we could just get Joe back (though he should be back for the next series) things could really get going. If we can stay healthy, that is. With at least five guys on the DL, things just aren't going to look so good. We can keep hoping for the team to produce some runs and put up a good defense, but we need to stay healthy.

Well kids, that's really all I've got today. My heart just isn't in this. I'm sorry I haven't been writing, but I just really haven't felt inspired. It's probably just a phase while I get over school and look for a job (I have an interview on Tuesday). If anyone has any ideas for content they would like to see covered, feel free to drop me a note. Maybe that can be my source of inspiration. Otherwise check out the rest of the site, it's much better than the lack of content I produce.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

I'd like to volunteer myself to rub Joe Mauer's leg.

It's time for a quick post before I write a real one today or tomorrow.

How disappointed are we in Joe Mauer's legs? First a stress reaction, then a "really tight" left quadriceps? Left leg both times too... After being out a second straight game, Mauer's MRI reveals a strained left quad with some bleeding on the muscle. It's unsure if this will send him down to the disabled list or he can heal on the bench. Either way, the injury has fans and the team worried. Mauer also seems worried, noting that his leg was still "pretty sore" upon arriving at the clubhouse for the game today.

I'm also very disappointed at the timing of this. Not only did he miss most of the Red Sox series, but he was gone for BOTH of my first games of the year. And I had even brought a friend on Saturday who adores him. We were both very excited to see our man and then his left leg let us down. We can only hope that it will heal quickly and he'll be back to help out this struggling offense.

Until then, if he needs a personal leg masseuse, he should give me a call because I'm great with my hands and would do anything to get him back in the game!

In other news, Joe has also been named American's Most Eligible Bachelor by Extra

AND he takes care of his family! Joe has recently said that his parents are free to retire as he will take care of them financially.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Joe Mauer bio

After seeing so many google searches landing on my page because of having "Joe Mauer" in my title, I decided it was time to give all of my loyal fans something worth looking at. Here it is.

Proper Name: Joseph Patrick Mauer
Born: April 19, 1983
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Age: 23
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Position: Catcher
Experience: 3 years
2007 Salary: $3,750,000
High School: Cretin-Derham Hall HS
College: N/A

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mauer was a three-sport athlete, baseball, football, and basketball, for St. Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders. He was a good enough athlete, even back then, to make it into a Sports Illustrated issue as a "Face In The Crowd."

Mauer has always been a good hitter. In his entire high school career, Joe only struck out once. That’s right in four years he had ONE strikeout. He also set a Minnesota high school record for homering in seven consecutive games. Incredibly enough, his batting average in his senior year at Cretin-Durham was .605. Mauer also caught for the Team USA Junior National team from 1998 to 2000. In his final year on the team, Mauer hit .522 and was voted best hitter at the world tournament in Panama. In 2001, Mauer was named the Minnesota District V Player of the Year.

And that’s just what he did in baseball. Mauer was also the quarterback of Cretin-Durham’s football team his senior year. That season, Mauer completed 178 of 288 passes (62% success rate) for 3,022 yards and 41 touchdowns. And, he only gave up two interceptions that whole season. Not only is he a stud baseball player who doesn’t strike out, but he’s a stud QB who doesn’t throw interceptions. Mauer led the Raiders to two consecutive state championships and was named Gatorade’s National Player of the Year. Parade and USA Today both named Joe Player of the Year, AND he was named a Reebok/ESPN High School All-American. This is for football, his second sport. He wasn't too bad at basketball either, though I won't bore you with more of his stats.

Joe Mauer passed up a scholarship to play quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles, one of the best programs in the nation, and enter the Major League Baseball draft. The Minnesota Twins selected him with the number one pick overall.

Joe was All-State in basketball for his junior and senior seasons.

Joe Mauer quickly rose through the minor league ranks (in just 3 years) and made it to the Minnesota Twins and you know the rest of the story up to this point. Joe Mauer in 2006 bats .347 and becomes the first catcher in baseball history to lead the Majors in batting average. Mauer was racking up huge numbers, honors, and awards in high school and now he's already starting to rack up in the Major Leagues too. Many scouts say that Joe Mauer has the best swing they've ever seen in the history of baseball. It just seems like there is nothing this kid can't do.

Oh, and did I mention he's mildly good-looking and single? Mauer modeled for Perry Ellis in the 2004-2005 off-season. And in 2006, Mauer dated former "Miss USA", Chelsea Cooley, but he ended their relationship in November of the same year. Apparently she wasn't perfect enough for Mr. Perfect. Joe was very cautious about even admitting that she was his girlfriend, always saying something like "Uhh, we're still getting to know each other." When asked if he was still dating Ms. Cooley, he said "No, that's over. That ended in, I think, November. I'm single. I'm young." That's right ladies. Joe Mauer is single and presumably looking for someone to warm up these cold spring nights.

Especially now that he doesn't have Justin Morneau to cuddle with. In 2006, Justin moved in with Joe, in part because he was struggling with things on and off the field. Of course, Joe would be the one to straighten him out. The two shared Mauer's townhouse in St. Paul. For a great story about what it was like for the two of them to live together, check out this Sports Illustrated story.

However, in the off-season, Justin purchased a home across the river in Mendota because he wanted to be able to live with his girlfriend, a little-talked about Minnesota native. When asked about Justin moving out, Mauer said "He's got a girlfriend. He knows the rules. At my house, no live-in girlfriends." Justin acknowledges that he knows the rule and says "I couldn't pick Joe over my girlfriend." I think both parts of that are cute--that Joe has a rule about live-in girlfriends (even for his own girlfriends) and that Justin likes his girl enough to both protect her from the media and to move out to be with her.

I think it's safe to say the Batting Champ has won a place in our hearts for good. If you have any questions about Joe or would just like me to post more pictures, please let me know. Also, check out the Joe Mauer Fan Club web page.

In honor of the Wild making the Playoffs

I will have a real post sometime this weekend or next week, but for now I have to post this. I don't know how many of you follow hockey, but this guys is what makes it worth watching. His name, Derek Boogaard. His job, knocking people out. In the clip, pay attention to #24 on the Wild. He's crazy and gets into some of the best fights in hockey. He may not win them all (sadly) but the ones he does are fantastic to watch. My favorite part is the very first fight, you'll see why!

Derek Boogaard fights and knockouts video

That is all for now. Hopefully at least some of you enjoy it half as much as I do.

Also, check out my man Joey and give him some love. He has the best content of us all and has not gotten the readership he deserves! I promise if you read him you will laugh out loud, I do every time. So check out his stuff, comment, maybe even write him an email. He doesn't know I'm writing this, so pretend it's not out of pity.

Peace out.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Twins bloggers unite

Well, everyone here has been doing a pretty poor job of keeping up with their writing. So, to give the people what they want, I will write something short to entertain the fine people who visit my site. And while I'm at it, I 'll give you all a shout out and a thanks for viewing my site so much! I am really excited and flattered that so many people view my page, though I wish more of you would comment.

Now that that's out of the way, the real reason I came to write is to comment briefly on the wonderful blogger's get together on Saturday to watch the Twins lose to the White Sox. The game was pretty crappy, but it was a really fun time. The event was organized by Star Tribune blogger, Howard Sinker, and apparently it was not the first time such an event was organized. Next year y'all should make it out, it's a really good time. Basically, what happens is a bunch of Twins fans including Twins bloggers and their readers get together at a local Buffalo Wild Wings to eat, drink, and watch baseball. I think we had about 25 people or more there, and I got to meet some great bloggers.

That brings me to Nick and Nick. Yes, I got to meet both of them. Nick Nelson, the cute journalism major (who has an equally cute girlfriend, sorry girls) and Nick Mosvick, Nick's analytical counterpart. Once I met Nick N., my bitterness and anger at him for attending a game with my boyfriend subsided because I realized he is just a genuinely nice guy who loves the Twins and the game of baseball. He's a great guy who Corey and I look forward to spending more time talking with and maybe even hanging out. You all should check out their blog if you like baseball even a little bit. I also spent some time discussing law school and related topics with Nick M. While he did not make nearly the same big impression Nick N. had (Nick N. also had the advantage of being hyped up before I met him), it was still fun to talk to him about law school, and also to make fun of both of them.

I also got to meet Mr. Howard Sinker, Stick and Ball Guy and his wife, The Dread Pirate Will Young, and so many others that I can't remember all of their names (otherwise I'd link to them too).

Wow, this post is really lame. I apologize. I really don't have much to say, mostly because I yet again had to miss yet another game Corey had tickets to because of stupid softball. If I wasn't a team captain, I would have been there. It turns out one of my fellow team members faked food poisoning so that she could go to the game. I'm bitter about that, but this time I'm not angry at Corey, just at myself and my teammate. I have to miss another game against the Yankees tomorrow because I am supposed to have a softball game.

Shameless plug - If anyone is in the St. Paul area and wants to see a softball game, I will be playing at Dunning Softball Complex at 4:00. Feel free to stop by. /shameless plug.

Anyway, still looking for someone to take me to a game. Check my softball schedule for the days that I don't have softball and then send me an offer. Now that this post is thoroughly lame, I think I'll end it. Sorry for wasting your time.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Warning: bitter sports gal.

Well, I'm a little tardy with this rant, but I feel it is important that I get it out nonetheless. So here it goes...

On Tuesday, April 3, Corey attended his first Twins game of the season. This is a problem for multiple reasons. First of all, when he bought his season tickets, he got tickets for a game when I had a softball game scheduled. That means two things, first that he was not coming to my games and instead going to see the Twins. Second, that also meant he was going to the game without me! I know he won't go to all the games with me, but the fact that he had already scheduled the first game at a time when he knew I couldn't go really upsets me.

I am also bitter that he didn't even attempt to invite me to the first game. He claims that he didn't know I had a game that day, that I never told him. Yet, he also claims that he didn't invite me because he knew I had a game. Either way, he lied once to cover his butt. AND he invited about 3-4 people to the games before even thinking about whether I might like to go.

In the end, he went with Nick Nelson of Nick & Nick's Twins Blog. Part of me understands going with him, but I am still bitterly jealous that he got to go hang out with a cool Twins fan while I was stuck at a really lame softball practice. Granted, I probably need the practice, but I also didn't get much actual practice since my coach sucks (I'll save that for another post). So while he was eating Dome Dogs and watching his favorite team, I was chasing balls in a dark gym with a bunch of girls with attitudes that frankly need adjusting. So, Nick, if you read this, I hope you feel very special, honored, and privileged to have attended that game, because I am feeling quite the opposite. (You don't really have to feel bad, though I was trying to make you feel guilty...I'm glad you enjoyed the game.)

This brings me back to my post A sports lover's guide to getting their own sports gal. Remember when I said there are some downfalls to having a girlfriend who likes sports? Well, this is one of the downfalls I was talking about. I ended up getting very angry and bitter at Corey for going to the game without me, because I wanted to be at that game! I even yelled at him (well, not really yelled so much as talked at him in an angry voice) about the situation for a few minutes because I was so upset. I mean, I missed a good game only to go to a bad practice and then a really lame group meeting for one of my classes. You would be upset too!

And what's worse is that Corey will be going to another game on Monday without me. I wonder who he'll take with him this time. Maybe Aaron Gleeman, or Seth (I don't know his last name)? Or maybe Mike Pahl? Who knows. Corey is always a mystery. I do know that I'm looking for a date to a Twins game (or even a Wild game if you've got tickets), so hit me up and as long as you're not too creepy I would love to go on a date with one of you since Corey seems like he's forgotten about me. So drop me a comment, email me, whatever. If you take me to the game, I'll buy you a Dome Dog.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.

You have to see this video. It highlights how horrible this song really is, and it is absolutely hilarious. I know it has nothing to do with sports, and in fact I have something to say about sports, but instead I will post this and let you all marvel in the ridiculousness that is this video.

Alanis Morissette "My Humps" video

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A sports lover's guide to getting their own sports gal

Well, I feel like a complete slacker since all the guys have been writing so much on the site and I only have my lame-o intro to my name. Thus, I have decided to address a comment Mr. Joey LeMay left on my first post--namely, whether men who love sports can ever find a woman to love them (and understand their obsession).

I feel there are many points that need to be addressed in understanding what kind of woman to pursue and also how to keep them satisfied once you find one willing to give you the time of day. I'll start with the criterion necessary to find a suitable mate. *The important points will be
italicized for your easy perusal, feel free to skip to those points*

The first thing you need to consider when looking for a girl who can understand your love of sports, is that not all women care about sports, but some care very much. But I doubt they will care nearly as much as you do. Either type of woman can be very satisfying,
you just have to be honest with yourself about whether it matters to you that she be interested in your hobbies. Speaking from personal experience, I don't think Corey could ever truly be happy with a woman who did not appreciate sports to some degree. I think part of the reason we work together is because I have an honest appreciation for all things sports, though mine is not an obsession like his is. (Side note, instead I am more obsessed with all things law-related, and that also works for us because he is interested in those things as well.) You have to evaluate for yourself your degree of love/obsession/unhealthy inability to live without sports, to decide which type of woman would be best for you. To help you, I'll lay out some of the pros and cons of each type.

Women who don't care one bit about sports can be great, if part of your love for sports comes from the fact that it is a bonding experience for you and your male friends. For many men on this site, this is probably the case. Sporting events, whether watched on tv or experienced live, can be a great reason for a bunch of guys to get together without any women (unless they're cooking your Super Bowl snacks) to entertain or worry about things like swearing, ridiculous male rituals during excitement, drinking, and just having lewd conversations about everything from the cheerleaders, to the officials, to what you would do to the other team (if you weren't so scrawny). *I know that some of these examples are exaggerated or biased since I am not generally included in them, if you would like to enlighten me about what really goes on and I am more than happy to be educated, otherwise realize that I am speaking tongue-in-cheek in much of these examples*

Piggy-backing off this point, if your woman does not care about sports, chances are she has a hobby of her own and friends of her own (which you may or may not enjoy spending large amounts of time with) and can use this time to hang out with her friends and doing other girlie things. This means you don't have to do them with her AND you get to do the things you want without feeling guilty!

However, her utter inability to care about the things you love may be a bigger drawback than is worth the advantage of enjoying sports unencumbered. For some of you out there, you may need to focus on looking for women who can talk about sports with you. My suggestions therefore is to find someone who has been an athlete at some point in her life. This way you know she's at least interested in one sport, and chances are her contact with other athletes has led to her ability to at least talk about, if not appreciate, other sports as well.

If you find that liking sports is a necessary quality in any woman you would consider having a relationship (other than purely sexual) with, I recommend that you decide which sport is most important to you and find a woman who can at least appreciates/talk about it with you. That way you can talk to her about your sport of choice. But don't be greedy, just pick the most important one and be happy that she's willing to deal with that one sport. If she likes more than one sport, you're a lucky man. If she doesn't, you still need to count yourself lucky that you found someone to share your time with who also shares your love/appreciation/etc. for that particular sport. For some of you that may not be as important, or you may find yourself just loving sports in general and not really discriminating about which sport you watch (or only caring that you NOT watch certain sports); in that case, any woman who likes sports should do.

I feel it is important to note at this point that there are women out there who will be just as obsessed, or more so than you, about a particular sport or team. You are NOT the only gender that likes sports, and I'm sure you all know guys who don't particularly care about sports. For example, as I noted in my first post, I play softball. Almost all of the girls on my team any given year have loved baseball quite a bit. Some of them have been quite obsessed even (sorry boys, most of them are taken).

Then of course, there are some who like the sport mostly because the guys have nice bodies and wear tight pants. Don't hold that against them. I know you all have liked at least one woman in your life solely on the basis of their looks. At least they like men in your sport of choice, so they'll watch it with you. They may not appreciate the great plays, but you can take that as an opportunity to educate them on what's going on and maybe create a true (enter sport of choice here)-lover. But DO NOT presume that just because they think players are hot that they don't know anything about the sport, watch a game with them or talk about it with them and gauge their knowledge before you presume to educate them. Some of them might be able to teach you a thing or two as well.

I think it is also important to point out that dating a woman who likes sports can have a few drawbacks as well. For one, your woman might get upset or jealous when you go out with the boys to watch sports and leave her at home. There have been numerous times I have gotten upset that Corey was making plans to go out with the guys to do something sports-related, not because I don't want him to go out with the boys or I don't want him to enjoy sports, but because I really want to go with him! I want to have fun with the boys, bonding over sports too! This sometimes creates tension with us as there are times he interprets my outbursts or sadness as being upset that he goes out, when really all I want is to go with him, not be stuck at home doing homework while he's out watching a game and having fun. Just keep in mind that she might end up invading your guy sports time, so be prepared.

But, it's also super cool to have a girlfriend you can show off to your friends who likes sports and knows about them. The first time Corey took me to watch a Vikings game with his friends I totally impressed them, by not only showing an interest, but getting pissed at him for blocking my view of the game with his violent outbursts. That, and threatening to kick his ass if he didn't get out of my way. Nothing feels cooler to a woman than being appreciated by their guy's friends, and I'm willing to bet it feels just as cool to the guy that their friends think their girlfriend is cool.

But also keep in mind that she might tire of sports at some point. Even though it's your life's obsession, she may not feel the same. I certainly get tired of the fact that as soon as one sports season ends, another begins. Sometimes I just need a break from it for awhile so that I can recuperate mentally.

In the case of any type of woman that I have listed, make sure that if you expect them to participate in or appreciate the sports you like, that you pay attention to the things they like as well. Speaking from personal experience, many of the times that I get upset with Corey are when I feel like I support the things he likes (sports) and he pretty much glosses over many of the things I really like (that are not sports). (That said, he does usually support me in my endeavors, and he tries to make it to all of my games and cheers me on excessively loudly, sometimes getting thrown out of games for being too raucous.) To have a balanced relationship, you need to give as much attention to the things they like as you expect out of them (or at least give them lots of back rubs and other treats in exchange for their attention to the things you like). You cannot expect them to put all their energy into your hobbies if you are not willing to do the same. And, the fact that you make an effort to like the things they are interested in, will most likely translate into more appreciation for you (whatever form that may take).

These are just a few of the things I think are important in finding and keeping a woman. So take heart boys, you don't have to stay a lonely freak the rest of your life. Just because you're a miserable failure at love right now does not mean you will continue to be that way for the rest of your life. In fact, part of my job here is to help you through these awkward periods in your life and give you a chance with the greater, i mean opposite, sex. If you continue to read me, I will do my utmost to give you a fighting chance at finding a woman who is compatible enough with you to make you happy and who you can also keep happy (so she can keep making you happy).

And if there is anything I have not addressed, something you're curious about, or you just think I'm stupid, feel free to tell me. I am interested in any and all feedback and ways to cater to my male readership (and also, at some point I'll write a few things targeted at women, so if you know any you should send them to my site so I can get them interested in you and they can also tell me what I'm missing, thus allowing me to help you further). I love to get comments, so definitely leave me something, but also feel free to email me (even for relationship advice). I am on here all the time (and when I'm not Corey is so he can tell me to sign on if you leave a particularly pressing comment), so contact me any time.

Anyway, that's all I've got for today.

Sports gal out.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Getting to know the girl

So, like my profile says, I'm mostly doing this as a favor to my boyfriend who happens to be the originator of this blog. But, that's not the only reason I'm here either. I also happen to really love sports, or at least I thought I loved sports before I started dating Corey. Now, I have a love/hate relationship with sports thanks to his unending obsession with all things sports.

To explain this love/hate relationship of sports I have to start with my childhood. As a child who grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities, I always had an affinity for sports and just hanging out with the guys. As soon as I realized I could get away with being aggressive and hitting people as long as it was within the context of some sport/game, I knew that sports were the thing for me. I decided early that it was also much easier to be friends with guys than girls...they cared about things like makeup (which sounded like a lot of work) and boys (but not just to chase around the playground or throw to the ground as I tackled them). Guys were so simple, as long as you didn't cheat or hurt their pride too much, they were easy friends.

After playing a variety of sports with the neighborhood boys, I joined softball and found my calling. While I really wanted to play hockey, my parents thought it was too expensive and dangerous, so I threw myself into softball and pitching. Over the course of middle school and high school, I really found a love for the game and worked hard to become the best pitcher on my team. My hard work paid off; not only was I the only pitcher who stuck it out, but my senior year of high school we made it to the State Championship (after not even making it to State any of my other high school years). We may have lost, but it was victory enough to have made it that far.

After high school, I decided that while I loved softball, my education was more important (especially since the professional softball league had not really started yet), so I pursued a great education at a Division III school in St. Paul. Macalester College became my new home. Here I found many new forms of adversity (which I will explicate at some other time) in my softball career. But I kept pitching. Now I am a senior in my last semester at Macalester, still pitching and also playing first base (much to my surprise, especially since it was one of the only positions I had not previously played in high school). While the team has not had the best record (read: the last two years we won a combined 6 games....), I have had a great time with the girls and enjoyed the opportunity to play ball for four more years.

More about me: I am also a soon-to-graduate senior at Macalester College. I am majoring in Political Science with minors in Legal Studies, History, and Philosophy. Basically, I'm Pre-Law and ready to argue with anyone who gets in my way...umps, batters who crowd the plate, White Sox pitchers, etc. I plan to graduate in May (about 45 days left!!!!!!!) and then take a year off from school because I am burnt out!!! During this time I hope to prep for the LSAT, take the LSAT, apply to law schools, and do some sort of law-related job/internship (something that pays! If you know of anything, let me know!) After my year off, which I hope will be relaxing and fun-though, it already looks full-I will hopefully be attending the University of Chicago Law School...or Harvard Law, whichever looks better at the time. My hope is that law school will prepare me for, and help me obtain, a job working in NYC as a criminal prosecutor, preferably in the Sex Crimes Unit.

But enough of that depressing stuff and back to the love/hate relationship I have with sports. From everything I've written, I'm sure most of you are wondering where this hate could possibly come from. Well, about a year and a half ago, I started dating Corey. Now you may still be wondering how dating such an amazing (sarcasm??? you decide...) guy could possibly cause me to hate the wonderful world of sports (sorry Disney for the ripoff). The problem is, Corey, as you may have figured out from the fact that he's starting this blog in the first place, is a sports addict. He is more than just a fan, he is a fanatic. In fact, sports are such a big part of his life that we once broke up for about an hour because he was upset about the way a football game ended (if you're interested, that can be another post for another day). Corey is so obsessed with sports that I have become jealous of all the time and energy he puts into watching, reading, talking, thinking, blogging, and living sports. I feel like I'm the uninvited third wheel at times when he is watching his favorite teams play. That is part of why I agreed to do this blog, so that I could include myself in one other aspect of his sports obsession and make sure I stay a part of his (sports) life. I mean, I'm interested in sports, but what woman can stand up to sports. I know there are thousands, maybe millions, of other women out there who feel my pain. It's hard playing second fiddle to something that, while enjoyable, seems so trivial when compared to actual human interaction. If Corey heard me say that he would scoff at, and maybe even scold, me. I just don't get the obsession. Yes, sports are a great release; a wonderful thing to spend time doing; a great way to bond with people you might not otherwise talk to; an excuse to get aggressive and downright mean; but are they really worth all this fuss?

My blog will, hopefully, offer some balance between the obsessive qualities that I'm sure the other male writers will have. I hope to entertain and also maybe inform some of you clueless men about how to get your girls interested in your sport of choice. Most of all, I hope to please my boyfriend so that he will continue to pay attention to me and give me back rubs and things like that. If you have any suggestions for content or just comments on the blog, feel free to post your thoughts or write me an email.

Thanks for reading such a long-winded blog. You can look forward to many more like it. <3