A 5' 2" view of the Columbus sports world from AM 1230's web coordinator and sports nut, Megan Short
I was given a very unique opportunity to cover every central Ohio sporting event you can imagine for the WTVN sports department, under the direction of Larry Larson (aka Mr. High School Sports). Larry, besides being one of the nicest guys on the planet, was a staple in the Columbus sports media since... leather football helmets. I've seen the behind-the-scenes of the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, Crew, Clippers, and too many other college and high school teams of every kind to name.
I am hooked on sports stories of all kind and plan on sharing the best of what I come across -- local and national, funny and serious. There will always be a healthy dose of silly pictures and videos that make me laugh, and links to pages that say smart sports stuff that I couldn't hope to explain on my own. And if you have something that you'd like to share with the class, that would be even better -- email stuff to me!!
And I'm on Twitter, if you're the tweeting type:
Well, the Kentucky Derby has come and gone, and sadly, I did not make a fortune betting on the ponies. (I might have lost a few bucks, in fact.) But on the bright side, that means I'm still working at the radio station and creating silly blog posts! Hooray!
And it's a darn good thing, because who else would have showed you this video of Michelle Beadle (love her) calling a horse race?
In case you were thinking of quitting your day job to pursue your dream of calling horse races, Beadle makes it very clear in this video that it is NOT an easy thing to do. Enjoy!
In honor of the upcoming Kentucky Derby, I wanted to share this list from the Bleacher Report. Funny horse names might be my favorite thing about racing, actually -- that is, until I make a freaking fortune betting on the ponies.
So here's the list of Horse Racing's 15 Best/Funniest/Strangest/Most Insulting Names:
14. In Front
13. Comply Or Die
10. Go Tebow Go
9. Date More Minors
8. Flat Fleet Feet
7. Mile High Club
6. Gay Crusader
5. No Fat Chicks
4. Little Hitler
2. Go Dick Go
1. Hoof Hearted
If you want to see the post positions, odds, and jockeys for the Derby, click here. My favorite name in this year's bunch might be Charming Kitten.
A match made in heaven?
Brian Wilson approves. Maybe he should be the drummer.