Sometimes when it’s the summer and there’s no hockey to write about, our hockey blog covers things that are not about hockey. We’ve covered NASCAR, the cowboy monkey rodeo, and Rugrats inspired minor league baseball jerseys. Two Augusts ago, I even blacked out for a minute and wrote a long feature for the Washington Post on Orioles’ pitcher Dylan Bundy.
On Monday, my talented friend Susi, who plays in a volleyball league, was at Baltimore Beach for a game. Then for whatever reason reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton showed up in a white van ready to play with a dozen of his Carolina Panther teammates. That seemed… interesting. I also noticed it was uncovered by other news media, so I wrote about it with Susi’s help. The next night, Newton showed up to play volleyball again. My talented and infinitely more handsome coworker at Visual Data Systems, Brandon Serfass, took humorous video of Newton getting blocked while trying to spike the ball past a girl. I posted his video.
Wednesday at noon, RMNB ended up on SportsCenter for its football-player-playing-volleyball coverage.
It’s quick! But RMNB is definitely on the screen at the top left!
Since then the story has been covered by The Baltimore Sun, ESPN’s website, SB Nation, CBS Sports, The Charlotte Observer, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Busted Coverage, Terez Owens, Yahoo, Breitbart, AOL, and… my hand is getting tired so I’m going to stop linking to media sources now.
I am lucky to get to sit behind the hood of RMNB and watch these things happen. It’s always puzzling to witness. But it’s just another reminder of how much visibility you guys give us because of your passion for the site.
I can never say this enough: thank you.
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