On Tuesday the Standard Democrat sports department will unveil their first ever web show devoted to southeast Missouri sports. Myself and former sports editor David Jenkins will give ourselves a chance to wallow within our egos to discuss games, teams, players, coaches and whatever else may be on our minds at the moment in a show we are calling "The Last Word."
Basically, for a span of 10-12 minutes 'Jenks' and I will banter about particular sports topics that dominate our area. We'll agree, we'll disagree, we'll laugh, you'll cry as well as a whole heap of other emotions will surge through you while you watch us do what we do best: debate.
Jenks promises to hold no punches seeing as he's no longer involved in the sports department and doesn't have to deal with the ramifications of angry viewers and readers. Me, on the other hand, who will still have to cooperate with the coaches and administrations that Jenks may send into a white flame of anger, will have to choose my words carefully. Although I still know something will slip that probably shouldn't when we start our banter.
We have years of experience when it comes to debating, whether the topic is interesting or not. I can remember a time where we actually argued whether a woman's hair was brown or red.
This should be a great show...
From our multiple seasons of covering games, players and coaches, you may have seen us both on the sidelines with our cameras in hand and talking to players and coaches after games. We've always been graciously told that we absolutely have the faces for newspaper reporting (see page 11A) so we're happy to bring our bright and shiny mugs to you in real time...although this show will be taped on a Monday and put on the Standard Democrat's website on Tuesday every other week -- for now.
So please, be kind.
We're also planning to have a guest join us every week for a quick interview. It could be a player, administrator, coach or a super fan that thinks they can match wits with myself and Jenks. No way they will be able to best me. Now Jenks on the other hand...maybe.
The belief behind this show for both Jenks and I is to simply entertain. We want to keep it light and funny, but still air out our opinions about certain issues or teams that may arise. We know fans of southeast Missouri sports love to give their opinions and we're no different. We're both genuine fans that love what we do and that's following this rich sporting area of the Show Me state.
We would love for you to check out history in the making on Tuesday -- our first show. Simply log on to www.standard-democrat.com and click on our lovely advertisement to witness myself and Jenks try to get in The Last Word.