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Stroker Ace, The Fastest Chicken in The South

Posted in Introductions with tags , , on March 27, 2011 by cueball

The idea of this blog came about a couple of weeks ago, over beers.  The concept was crystallized when I sent a text to Terry informing him that Stroker Ace was on CMT.  I don’t think I saw it in the theater (I did see Six Pack starring Kenny Rogers and Diane Lane.), but I have seen it multiple times.  This, to Terry’s amusement, led to me correctly dropping Neil Bonnet and Tim Richmond references.

That, in a nut shell is what this blog will be about:  How Terry (Eightball) and I (Cueball) look at the world from our perches in North Carolina.

A little more about me:

  • Born and raised in Shelby, NC
  • Went to UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Lived in uptown Charlotte for 6 years
  • Worked in not for profits  and as a free lance writer since graduating UNC
  • Trying to balance writing with a job as a department manager in a big box retail store
  • Love the three B’s:  beer, bourbon, basketball (mostly college)
  • The rest will reveal itself as this thing rolls along

Neither Terry or I have any idea how the posts will break down, but we each have our own separate interests and that should organically become obvious to readers and to us, honestly.  Though I do have an idea of what I want to write about in this space.  There will be talk of craft beer, college sports (mostly basketball), and pop culture.

We are also going to try and do a periodic podcast with format and topics to be determined.

Still deciding on what my first real post will be.  Hopefully, if the alma mater wins this afternoon, I will have a lot to talk about.  Until then, later on.



New Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2011 by cueballandeightball

Stay tuned for a new blog.  I’m the Cue Ball and Terry is the Eight Ball.  Trust me.  It will become clear what that means as we go along.  Just think about and you might get it before we start.  Lets just say its a little against what you might expect.  And that is the point what we are going for.

I do want to say, I’m a proud UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and Terry is a died in the wolf NC State fan, but this won’t always be about sports.  But it will be a big part.  We are both single guys, what do you expect?   We are both waiting for the premiere of ESPN Ocho.  The world wide leader is at seven it is inevitable.

We will have witty banter from blog posts and a podcast for the future.

Technically, I’m (Ryan) the black liberal from UNC and Terry is the conservative fan of NC State.  We will talk about beer, bourbon, hunting, sports, and whatever else pops up.

Stay tuned for new posts this week.

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2011 by cueballandeightball

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