Sunday, March 28, 2010

Good Times

Just a quick update on some site news, before getting back to regular posting by mid-week...

You may have noticed that last week's "The NHL on NBC" promo video also made an appearance on the New York Times' Slap Shot hockey blog. I'm happy to say that wasn't a coincidence -- It's due to new partnership with the Times that will see DGB content featured on nytimes.com.

If you're not familiar with Slap Shots, it features news, scores and analysis, but until recently had been short on Kyle Wellwood fat jokes and Kerry Fraser slander. Now that they've fixed that, the site is well worth a place in your bookmarks or RSS feed.

Meanwhile, I'd like to take a moment to address all of my old journalism school professor who told me I'd never get a byline at a decent publication if all I did was sit around all day making jokes and talking about sports. Who's laughing now, Klaus? Who's laughing now?

(Checks student loan balance.)

Oh right, you are. OK then, carry on.




26 comments:

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  2. sincerest congratumalations. you make supporting this team (almost) worth it.

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  3. Couldn't have picked a better blogger...great stuff, DGB.

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  4. I like the new label for this post. :)

    Wait, are these the same people that called you Goes Down Brown?!

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  5. Congrats. Hopefully you'll get into a reputable paper soon.

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  6. Nice work, Sean. The faculty at CU also did its utmost to crush my dreams of becoming a sports journalist. And for that, I hold as keen and unwavering a grudge against my alma mater as I do against Kerry Fraser.

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  7. Weird. Mr. Pohle had the same conversation with me. At least he was right about one of us.

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  8. You should probably call that professor up and cackle maniacally into the phone.

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  9. Congratulations!! (he typed oozing equal parts sincerity and jealousy . . . well, maybe a bit more jealousy)

    Of course this means you are going to be picked up by the Star next so you can piss in Cox's ear for the remainder of his career. Maybe you should take up basketball and see if you can shunt Feshuk to the side tooooooooo . . .

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  10. HA! Pohl never said that to me. (I dropped out before I got to have him.)

    I did survive the Dan and Joe show, though. Scanlon twice, actually.

    Congrats on the new address!

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  11. Huh - my wife graduated from CU's journalism program in 2003, and I recognized the name because she loved that guy.

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  12. Well deserved! Keep up the great work!

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  13. Pure awesomeness! Well done, and well deserved.

    And even though I don't personally know Klaus, I lol'd.

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  14. congrats. ppp and dgb has been keeping me sane as a leafs fan and tdot resident for many years. i can return the favour and read your posts on the presigious nytimes webbie.

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  15. Hey Sean,

    If they ever fly you down to New York can you do me a favour? I think I dropped a gift certificate to Kelsey's at a bus shelter on the corner of Broadway and 48th.

    Would you mind seeing if it was still there?

    You know what?...forget it.

    It's probably expired by now.

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  16. Spectacular. I'm guessing Carleton will now re-list you under "success stories", rather than simply under "Leafs fan" now. Even better, they'll combine the two into a new, unfamiliar sight. Congrats!

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  17. Well done, DGB. You deserve the accolades. You're an inspiration. Cheers.

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  18. Kathryn O'Hara is really the only journalism professor who's tried to crush my sports journalism dreams so far. Klaus actually even asked me who the GM of the Montreal Canadiens was for a news quiz. Could he have softened in his old age?

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  19. Congratulations! I'm glad you're receiving at least some of the recognition you so richly deserve. But--the NYT? C'mon, you can do better than that! :)

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  20. @Jays Balk...

    Klaus always insisted my girlfriend looked like Tracy Pollan, which was hilarious because a.) that's a really obscure person to compare someone to, and b.) everyone agreed that she didn't look remotely like Tracy Pollan. But he was adamant.

    Anyways, I always liked Klaus. His name just seemed to work best in the joke.

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  21. Fantastic and well-deserved. Now, not to put pressure on, but you need a book deal out of this too...

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  22. The gift certificate was there Bloge but I didn't realize it was yours so I used it. Sorry.

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  23. BesterThanYesdterdayApril 1, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Klaus call but you made it to the big time, congrats!

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