Brendan and Brian Burke. And Me.ShareThis
Let’s hit the links.
Yesterday, ESPN’s John Buccigross posted the Brendan Burke story - as was to be expected, the article has been passed around on Twitter like it’s running a five-on-three powerplay. As a result, I’m back in the mix (“the mix”, being the 286 comments received on my gay slurs article for USA Today).
I did an email interview on the story for Yahoo! hockey blogger “Puck Daddy” (Greg Wyshynski). You can check that out here.
Also, I responded via email to a Buccigross question – he’ll be running that response later today, and of course, that’ll be up on here when he puts it up.
For my Canadian readers, I’ll be going on CBC’s primetime show “Connect with Mark Kelley” if one of the Burke’s are unable to make it – that’s at five o’clock today. All I can say is, I’m cut out for radio today, not TV. I look like I got lost in the woods, found and drank some grain alcohol, fought Manny Pacquiao, then slept in a ditch. In reality, I just haven’t shaved in a week and couldn’t sleep because of late-night rec hockey. …and I may have had a Stella or two.
***AMENDED*** – Apparently, it IS for TV. Five o’clock Arizona time on the CBC. I just scraped a razor over my dumb face, and will be heading to the studio in a bit, if the CBC can track down a willing partner in this.
And again, I received further confirmation in my inbox today that, yes, I am indeed a “flaming homo”. So… I’ve got that going for me.
Since I’m receiving a bit of an influx in the ‘ol number-of-hits category today, I thought I’d direct some first-time Bourne’s Bloggers to a few things I wrote that managed to not suck.
*An inordinately serious column on leaving the game of hockey, for The Hockey News
*The “How I Met Your Mother” of Bourne’s Blog. The story written for Islanders Point Blank on how I ended up engaged to Clark Gillies daughter, Brianna.
*And the story of how I ended up being a writer, for The Hockey News – I’m having trouble getting their site to work right now, so you can find it as the bottom article on this page.
So that’s all you get today, friends. Looking forward to more feedback, and when the ESPN bit gets posted, you’ll be the first to know.