Okay, so this result is fairly unlikely, but a blogger can dream, can’t he?
Her Loyal Readers, the time has come. It is time for me, The Biscuit, to don an Irish uniform, to place the Gold Helmet upon my ever-so-slightly-thinning hair, and to take part in ND’s Annual Fantasy Camp.
This is a goal, a dream, and an opportunity for hilarity for you, as I limp off the field each day and relay every horrible ache, strain and broken bone on this blog. Let me assure you: other than my time as a walk-on kicker at ND, I have never played football. I was an athlete oh so many years ago, but I’ve never run a real route, I’ve never really blocked and I’ve never really, really been hit. So this will, most likely, be a complete disaster. Luckily, I’ll likely be up against a bunch of old dudes that generally suck so it’ll all work out in the end.
Either way, you will get a day-by-day diary of my experiences, mishaps and injuries.
But, there’s a catch. AH THE CATCH!
This camp costs money, and since we at HLS do not serve any ads, we have no budget for a trip like this. I am putting up a good chunk of the cost, and I am going to forego the fancier parts (e.g. I’ll be crashing on a friend’s couch rather than a hotel and will be eating Burger King for most meals) but even with these reductions it’s still a hefty bill: flight, the costs of the program, eating, car rental, etc. So with all that, I am coming up a bit short.
So, the rub: PUT ME ON SCHOLARSHIP!
Oh HerLoyalReaders, you know you get minutes…maybe even hours…of enjoyment from this blog. HOURS. And we never ask for anything other than your ridicule, scorn and as much commenting as possible. You see no ads, we have no membership fees and we have not yet asked for or received donations. Well, time to pay up you freeriders.
I kid. I kid. But, I would love to go to this Camp and lay a hit on some random 40 year old dude with a bad knee. And I am sure you’d all pay something to hear about how badly that dude destroys me.
So, we’re looking for donations to help out this cause. I think it’s a worthy one.
For now, please post a Pledge amount to the comments here or email us at the email address in the upper right. We’ll count up the ‘receipts’ and see if we’re close enough where I can go this year. If not, we’ll continue the drive through 2011, and hope for a 2012 experience. But let’s make it happen now. Let’s put our hearts, hands and wallets together for…ME! I promise a detailed and painful daily diary recounting the experience top to bottom, and (hopefully, if allowed) some video footage to go along with it.
C’mon guys, help me out: PUT ME ON SCHOLARSHIP!
(thanks in advance to anyone generous enough to help out – you are a special soul and I am eternally grateful. to the rest of you cheap freeriders – you suck)
Let’s make this happen. For the good of all humanity. GO IRISH!