Sunday, June 24, 2007

Islanders Blog Box:

Hey, are there any Islanders fans out there?

Cause the New York Islanders have a new promotion soliciting Isles bloggers, who will receive press passes in the new experimental "Blog Box."

Just for the hell of it, I came up with a pitch for a blog.

They suggest that candidates should "come up with a creative angle for (the) blog" as they don't want people all doing the same thing.

So I did.

I don't think they'll bite on it as they are really looking for rabid Isles fans, which I'm not, but I do think that if I were to do this, Islander fans would get a kick out of it.

What do you think?

First Name: Ritch

Last Name: Duncan

Hometown: New York

State: NY

Age: 34

E-Mail Address:

Phone Number: 917 xxx-xxxx

Islanders Blog: Yashin's Tears

Your Islanders Blog Concept and/or why you'd like to be considered:

"Yashin's Tears" will be a fictional comedy blog written from the perspective of Alexei Yashin, forced to watch the Isles season from the sidelines after his his contract was bought out by the Islanders, who as it turned out, he passionately loved, despite, you know- never really playing that way. The entire Isles season will be covered from the fictional perspective of Yashin, as he wanders the country with two goals: Earning the forgiveness of Islander fans and spending his $17.63 million on "the most magnificent turtleneck collection the world has ever known." As the season progresses, actual facts and events from the Isles season and practices will be incorporated into the blog, giving a fictional gag a fun skeleton of truth to hang on. Another bonus would be that I would not have the need to ever actually bother a player, member of the media or the organization at large with questions, as I would merely be an observer who points out what goes on behind the scenes.

I would like to be considered as I have lived in the New York Metro area for over a decade, followed the Islanders closely, blogged professionally for Court TV, and written for television shows like Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. Additionally, I have maintained the popular hockey/comedy blog American Hockey Fan for well over a year. I assure you that if I am granted access to the box, this is a project that will be totally devoted to the Islanders season, be funny, well written, different than anything else you have out there, and updated regularly.


will said...


vh2k6 said...

what will said. outstanding.

Mike Thompson said...

I'd read that.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea, but I'd take your phone number off your blog, if I were you. You don't want a bunch of "hatahs" leaving you long "faaaaaaag!" messages on your voicemail.

Ritch said...

Good call.

Andrea said...

great idea

jill said...

that would be spectacular

Sully said...

At this point how could the Islanders NOT give a guy a press pass?

I would think all it would take was saying "please"