What do Jack Park, Bruce Hooley, the Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises and the crew from 11W all have in common? Not much outside of a favorite college football team. Until now, that is.
A few weeks ago, we were asked to help contribute to Buckeye Battle Cry 2008, a new Buckeye football annual from Maple Street Press. They had lined up the heavy hitters I mentioned above and needed a couple of hacks to come in and expound on topics to fill out the publication.
So we bunkered down and each labored over the largest writing project we'd faced since college -- which could partially explain the slowness around these parts as of late, but hey, it's also summer. At any rate, we're super-excited about this and judging by the cover, and the in-depth look at every aspect of the 2008 Buckeye season, we can't wait to get our hands on the final product.
The publisher is accepting pre-orders for Buckeye Battle Cry 2008 with an expected ship date of July. We don't have Bret Easton Ellis clout, so it's not like we're getting points on sales, but if you are looking for something a little bit deeper than the handful of pages the Buckeyes get in traditional preview magazines, you can't go wrong with the 112-page, ad-free publication featuring the names above, plus features from some of your other favorite Buckeye blogs.