The boys over at Fire Joe Morgan recently revealed their true identities and it turns out that the man who goes by the pseudonym Ken Tremendous is actually Michael Schur. That name didn't sound familiar to me, but some quick Googling revealed that he formerly wrote for Saturday Night Live and currently writes for The Office. That's pretty interesting, but it gets better. Schur plays Dwight Shrute's cousin Mose on The Office and is married to Regis Philbin's daughter in real life. Seriously.
All of which is especially interesting to me because Schur/Tremendous is an AG.com fan who joined me on NBCSports.com's "Fantasy Fix" show last year. Afterward, he wrote on FJM that getting to "chat with legendary Twins blogger Aaron Gleeman ... was as close to an honor as a baseball blogger can get." Beyond the ego boost from someone behind one of my favorite shows, I'm now closer than ever to creepily informing Jenna Fischer of her long-time Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidacy.
Last week I wrote an article about the Johan Santana trade for MSNBC.com and this week they ran a column on the same subject from Bert Blyleven. Apparently Blyleven "writes regularly for MSNBC.com," which oddly enough makes us co-workers (or something).
My friend and Rotoworld colleague Gregg Rosenthal was in Arizona last week covering the Super Bowl and various pre-Super Bowl parties, but it didn't stop him from instant messaging me Friday night with a very important note: "Marissa Miller is on NFL Network right now." Sure enough, I quickly tuned in and spotted the Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidate discussing topics like Art Monk's Hall of Fame candidacy with Chris Russo and Jamie Dukes.
One of the boys over at Rumors and Rants provided an interesting, unfiltered glimpse into what life may have been like for me had everything gone according to plan in the journalism world, because like him I'd probably be covering high-school sports for a small newspaper by day and writing depressing blog entries about how awful my job was by night. Not that it'll ever keep me from holding a grudge, but the folks at the Minnesota Daily probably did me a favor with the constant rejections. Thanks so much!
Creepy statues in the background and gloomy weather make for an odd photo shoot and I'm not quite sure what product Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidate Keeley Hazell is even selling, but I'm definitely buying.