Sweaty Men Endeavors

The sports blog with the slightly gay name

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Who are The Sporting Noobs?

Over the past few months, I've become pretty damn enamored with this podcasting thing. Ever since getting an iPod last Christmas, listening to podcasts has been one of my daily addictions, and thanks to them, I think I've gotten more done outside - whether it's exercise or work - than I have in years.

I've also been fortunate enough to be invited onto both The Daily Fungo Podcast as a guest and That's What She Said (a podcast about NBC's The Office) as a co-host recently, and have had a blast doing both shows - despite still having some issues with hearing the sound of my own voice. And as a result of those experiences, an itch has developed - one I increasingly feel the need to scratch.

I had high hopes for a podcast project earlier this summer, but that never quite took off, and I felt the need to move on. Kevin Antcliff, who's now working his magic for Mile High Sports Online found himself with similar ambitions and frustrations. We'd both been trying to learn all we could about podcasting, and bounced plenty of different ideas and questions off each other, so when our respective plans stalled, the answer eventually became obvious: Why not do a podcast together?

Remember those old Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercials when a guy eating a chocolate bar bumped into a guy who was inexplicably eating out of a peanut butter jar while walking the street? Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got your peanut butter in my chocolate! Once the two gentleman realized their happy accident resulted in two great tastes combining, you had a great candy bar.

So here's our candy bar. Kevin and I are going to try out this podcasting business. Together, we'll be The Sporting Noobs.

Why "Noobs"? Well, we thought it sounded funny at the time. One or both of us may have been drunk, but there's really no way to know for sure.

Anyway, the plan is to do a weekly podcast (which, if all goes according to plan, will be available each Tuesday), and since Kevin is in Colorado and I'm in Michigan, we'll try to cover a variety of national sports topics. (And that means we need to start boning up on that stuff.)

So we're hoping that a slight majority of you who read our respective blogs and pal up with us in this here internet community will take an interest in our little project. (And start getting that phone or microphone voice ready, because we'll surely ask plenty of you to sit in on the show as guests.)

If you're so inclined, please sign up for our weekly Noobsletter - either at the show's home page (which should be dazzling within the next week or so) or through e-mail. In addition to previewing that week's show, we'll be linking to our favorite blogs of the week and including some original material from me and Kevin. And look out for a show next Tuesday (fingers crossed).

Thanks for reading, and we hope this is the beginning of something really fun and really cool.


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