AA Turns One Year Old At Midnight

Monday, May 14, 2007

I'm going to keep this short, so I don't cry, but tomorrow (May 15th) Awful Announcing turns 1-Year Old. Yep it's true. A year ago a boy had a dream, and that boy created a blog/site without having a damn clue what he was doing (and he still doesn't).

I thought for hours minutes and came up with a stellar celebration (haters take note).....

Starting tomorrow at around 10am and going through 5pm...I'm giving all of you Anonymous Commenters and people I've called out a chance to respond....

Tomorrow.....I'm going to roast myself. Crazy I know, but here's how it's going to go down. I'm going to take (in my eyes) the worst articles I've written for the site, and tear myself a new one. Every spelling mistake, every .... instead of a comma (in case you haven't noticed I have no idea how to use commas), and every mis-step will be recorded.

So what do I want from you? Well I don't care really....you can do what you want. Say why you love the site, say why you hate it, or just flat out roast the damn thing. I have very thick skin.

Here's the thing....every interview (all 4) and response I've given about myself and this site has been the same. It's a very simple answer/tenet that you/we should all prescribe to....

If you can't make fun of yourself....who can you make fun of?

People take life too seriously sometime(s), and that's where this site comes in to knock you down a few pegs.

So join in tomorrow in knocking AA down a few pegs. I seriously hope you've enjoyed the site for the last year, but if you haven't....now's your chance.

1st Post/Introduction (Awful Announcing)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:01 PM


I'm proud to be the first person to comment on your ignominious first anniversary. It takes a man to be subject to the scorn of others, but it takes a real chickenshit to comment on the public-forum missteps of other men.

I think I speak on behalf of Joe Buck, Keith Hernandez, Gary Thorne, Marv Albert, and Don Imus when I say fuck you. Fuck you to every person who thinks it is easy to basically talk for hours straight for more than 100 days a year. There is no pencil to click on to edit a live on-air statement, but there is always an underemployed schmuck to comment on it.

And I suppose we have people like you to thank. We all make mistakes in real-time when we're either trying to be funny or trying to be edgy. Now, thanks to losers like you, there is someone to permanently record every indiscretion. You're a leech off of the talented people who try to make a living either calling a game, or reporting from the sidelines with classy gloves and expensive shoes. You should be ashamed of yourself.

--OJ Simpson

J-Red said...
May 15, 2007, 12:54:00 AM  

I wish I could find something to bash you about, but I'm drawing a blank. You done good.

twins15 said...
May 15, 2007, 3:22:00 AM  
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Walter Sobchak said...
May 15, 2007, 9:16:00 AM  

Wow, it's hard to believe it's been one year already. I can recall your early days. Like you we were still in our infancy trying to make a niche for ourselves in this crazy world we call the blogosphere. AA was one of the first sites we linked to as well receiving a linked in return. Then AA blew up, while we putzed along. Thanks for sending a little traffic our way, whether it was intentional or someone meaning to go to another link but instead finding our site which would probably lead them to think, "Isn't this a Cubs blog? What the fuck does David Caruso and Ronald McDonald have to do with anything?"

It's fun to see these blogs evolve from the generic blogger templates to something that looks like you spent a few extra hours in your parents basement working on. Also, it's good to see you finally got your GED, at least that's what I'm assuming happened, as the typos and quality of writing has gone from meteorically bad, to kinda sorta shitty. Or maybe you took my advice and finally let your mom proofread your posts before publishing them. I keeed, I keeed!

Happy Birthday/Anniversary/Kwanzaa/Whatever and best of luck in the future buddy!

-Thunder Matt's Saloon

Walter Sobchak said...
May 15, 2007, 9:17:00 AM  

Um...nice ballon/teddy bear logo?


La Rev said...
May 15, 2007, 9:42:00 AM  

Happy Anniversary. I just found your blog a few weeks ago thru a link of another blog. I don't recall which one but now I come to yours daily.

I think it's a great idea. As someone who has been in broadcasting (radio dj) since 1983 I know at times it's difficult to be funny or original, people say dumb things, etc. But most of the broadcasting industry needs a site like this. Many are too full of themsleves and it's good to knock those folks down a peg or two when they deserve it.

Great job on the blog,

Steve M said...
May 15, 2007, 9:50:00 AM  

Happy Birthday Asshole,
Your site sucks. You need to stop checking out cheerleader's asses. Or take your head out of 'em.

Yours Truly,
Keith Jackson

Larry Brown said...
May 15, 2007, 10:07:00 AM  

I'm proud to be the 7th person to comment on this great blog of yours. As a matter of fact, you could say that my blog's title and purpose, (Stupid Sideline Reporters)was a spinoff of Awful Announcing. Because I can't stand 2 things: Stupid questions from sideline reporters, stupid remarks from announcers.

Congrats on the 1 year mark AA.

TJX said...
May 15, 2007, 10:10:00 AM  

Darn it, make it the 8th person to comment.

TJX said...
May 15, 2007, 10:11:00 AM  

Wow a year! It seems like just yesterday I assured you that any idiot could start a blog. Well Brian I am proud to say you are not just any idiot. Only you could be so bold as to pick a subject matter that by its nature prevents you from ever being acquired by the "leader" or other respectable (read, rich) organization. Like a monk you implicitly reject the monetization of hours of labor. Like a monk you chose to "re-skin" your site in something so drab and uninviting that it actually makes me yearn for the warmness of a jail cell. Like a monk you have chosen to alienate yourself from the very community you so desperately wish to be a part of ... ok so thats not at all like a monk, thats just like all the other idiot bloggers ...

Congratulations Brian! You are truly a living example of the American Blogger Dream. Next stop a Brian Powell Wikipedia entry that you get your girlfriend to write for you!

Seriously though I'm honored to have been there at the beginning and to have been sent an email asking me to come roast you ... because I removed AA from feed reader months ago and would have never known.

Unknown said...
May 15, 2007, 10:19:00 AM  

AA, excellent work. I wish you many more years of quality blogmanship and pray that you and your blog do not end in divorce like so many marriages in this country.

GMoney said...
May 15, 2007, 10:21:00 AM  

aa well done all year long.

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2007, 1:16:00 PM  

you are who we thought you were. Happy Birthday!
Dennis Green

cheswickthecat said...
May 15, 2007, 3:27:00 PM  

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