The All-New: Shown The Red Card
- Hey everyone! Welcome to the all-new Shown The Red Card! I hope that you enjoy the new layout and design as much as Chris and I do. The reason for the change was to 1) make the site have a new modern look, and 2) increase the the overall accessibility of the site to everyone. We feel like we have a accomplished this, and are exciting to begin 2011 with a brand new start!
- The front page is the first noticeable change, with the posts featured by date and the social sites and ESPN Bottomline at the bottom instead of the side.
- The second change is how the posts are formatted, with the comments section featured at the bottom. Overall, I think this will become very useful as this site continues to grow, so comment and let us know what you think!
- I am going to make an effort to make some of the articles for 2011 more pointed and focused on 1 particular topic.
- I would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to this site in 2010. For a very new site, it garnered a lot of attention and great feedback, which I cannot thank you all enough for. This has become my baby in a lot of respects, so Im eternally grateful for all of the support. I hope I can continue to keep your interest and keep you coming back. Special shout-out to Robin Morris, who is a loyal follower of this site. There you go, Robin!
- On that same note, thank you to everyone who commented on my 30 Sexiest Women of 2010 edition. It was absolutely hilarious to read all of the names being thrown out there. I could probably make that list 10 times and have a different order every time. As for my Top 30, I left out a glaring omission which I hope to fix right now, Kate Mara. How I left her out, I will never know. To make amends, here is a picture of her.
- I hope that everyone had a very happy and safe Christmas and New Years celebrations! I was blessed enough to spend Christmas with my family, and New Years in Hollywood. The reason I was in Hollywood is because I helped my friend Matt move out to L.A. for film school a couple days before. Best of luck Matt, I know you are going to absolutely kill it out there! Here are some highlights from the trip:
- We drove from Omaha to L.A., making tons of unnecessary stops. Thanks to Ayhan for taking us in during our stop in Denver. Side note: while in Denver, visit the Yard House. Great food, and over 100 beers on tap. Paradise.
- Mesquite, Nevada actually smells like Mesquite BBQ seasoning.
- The Rockies go on forever when you drive through them…..
- We drove through a cloud right before we reached L.A. Really cool.
- It took us 4 hours to drive to San Diego for the Holiday Bowl, only for Nebraska not to show up. Deflating.
- Thanks to Jess and Marc for taking us into your tailgate. Marc’s wings were delicious.
- New Year’s Eve at Universal City Walk was very cool, minus the $35 for 2 Corona’s and 2 shots of Cuervo. Seeing Slash play live was cool though.
- Seeing the Hollywood Sign, the Walk of Fame, L.A. L!VE and the Grammy Museum in one day is crazy, but also very awesome.
- We were the only 2 people at the beach consistently trying to catch some rays. Most Californians were dressed in coats.
- We got lucky to meet Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Rufus (Marlon Young) from Entourage in 1 day. Had it been anybody else, we probably wouldnt have cared, but since Entourage is our favorite show, it was crazy.
- Im blessed to have friends that are accomplishing great things. Congratulations to my friend A-Mar, as he is about to graduate from Fort Knox and move to his new base in Colorado. Also, I would like to congratulate Shawna for electing to join the National Guard. You both are going to do great things.
- Finally, since it is the start of 2011, I thought I would share a few of my goals/resolutions with you:
- To take this site to a whole new level. I want to make this as fun and exciting as humanly possible. If it leads to something, great. If not, it will be the best it can be.
- To actually get fit this year. It makes a difference.
- To start putting together all of the pieces of my life into one puzzle, and using my experience to help me start making waves.
- To at least begin to write a book. Details should be coming out soon, as I have a couple different ideas to start this process.
- To get posted on a major website like Huffington Post. You will be the first to know if I do.
- To buy a nice camera and make a photoblog.
- To learn patience.
- To continue to develop those relationships in my life that I hold dear.
- To be the best that I can be, while also being the most considerate I can be. In the deed, the glory.
- My heart goes out to those effected by the tragedies at Millard South, and in Tuscon, AZ. There is absolutely no place for that kind of senseless violence in ANY society.
- Finally, on January 10th, 1899, my fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded. Happy Founders Day to all of my fellow Tekes!
Again, thank you for reading.