The first is Matt Charles. If you're a fan of OFTOT on Facebook, his reputation may precede him. This guy has been on FIRE for the last week or two, ripping on Jeff Reed, Kyle Orton and others. We've been fired up to have him lend his comedic hand, and hopefully you have too!
The second is our west coast buddy, Avenger-In-Chief, [head] editor of the San Diego sports blog - Avenging Jack Murphy. Try not to hold Philip Rivers' hambonery against him (kidding...ish). He's a good dude, and has been a friend of OFTOT for a couple of seasons now. Plus, we share a mutual hatred this week and every week - of the New England Patriots. I hope this helps you welcome him with open arms.
Joining them on this week's record-setting panel (yes, this is the most we've ever had) are also...
Well, here she is again, that elusive creature we refer to as Meeting People Is Easy.
This week, you'll notice we have a few less panelists than usual. That's mostly because I'm a waste of life and didn't get around to soliciting participation until what was effectively the last minute. But honestly, I'm ok with it.
Don't get me wrong, I love putting this thing together and presenting it to you all on Friday mornings. But it's a lot of work. And if having several fewer panelists one week will save me some time, I'm all for it. After all, Steve and I have a game preview to write (look for that later on).
I doubt very much that this is foreign to too many of you, but for anyone who's just recently "joined" the OFTOT "community," this is Meeting People Is Easy.
The concept is simple.
Each week (as appropriate), I make up five questions of zero consequence and offer up the opportunity to answer them to anyone who's interested in being part of that week's "panel." Usually we'll end up with somewhere between 15 and 20 "panelists," and if any of you ever want to participate and haven't before, just shoot me an email and I'll get you on board.
Easy enough, right?
Anyways, this week's panel of "experts" is as follows...
Fridays should really be a day to take it easy. Especially rainy Fridays. Extra especially rainy Fridays when I don't even have class. And yet, still I'm on the run. So I apologize in advance for the short and unimaginative (not to mention unfunny) "intro" this week.
However, we do have quite an MPIE going on, bearing three new faces.
'Tis my great pleasure to announce the official MPIE "coming out" of - Eric, Scott and Josh.
I trust that you'll embrace them like Eric Mangini does a hot dog.
Also, I have a favor to ask of you all. The illustrious KB is currently vying for a pair new Sauconys. So if you have a minute and could go vote for her (she's "Stabbing Sole"), both she and I would be forever in your debt.
Approximately six hours or so until the happiest hour of the week.
Let the countdown begin!
Oh, and while you're counting, feel free to add to the two fantastic captions already offered on this photo.