Friday, August 11, 2006

Dance Team Tryouts

Sorry I havent written in a while. I had family here last weekend and I've been playing lots of hockey myself so I'm never home anymore.

We had our Fifth Cats Cookout last night and I got to meet our captain Olli Jokinen and our newest player Eddie Belfour. Belfour was awesome. I talked to him for a good 20 minutes. You have to understand I was a huge Blackhawks fan back in the day with Belfour, Roenick, Goulet and Amonte. So me and Eddie talked about those teams and how he loves to fish, which I love to do also.

The Cookout was a success again. We sold more season ticket and almost all of our suites are sold out for the season. Tomorrow we have our Panthers Dance Team tryouts and of course I'm getting myself involved in that. The captains of the team we recruited from the Miami Heat (who won best NBA dancers last season). But anyway, sports radio stations are coming out to broadcast live from the tryouts and I expect hundreds of girls to try out for the 20 or so spots we have. I dont know what my role in the event will be besides taking care of any media that show up, but I requested to be the person that escorts the girl trying out from the dressing room to the dance floor.

We are now 8 weeks from Opening Night and more importantly 20 days away from the deadline to publish our preseason media guide. Holy Crap this is taking up a lot of time. I spend at least 6 hours a day, writting, revising, reviewing every players bio, making sure it looks great and has all the information correct. This to me, is the worst part of my job. This time in a seasongets real boring with all the paper work that must get done. We are judged all year on our media guide and we cant screw this up at all, not one bit. Once we actually send the media guide to the printer, the fun begins. I can't wait for that day.

Thats all for now. Check back for updates on the Dancer tryouts!!

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