Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Private party with LeBron James

OK, so this is blatant "look at me" blogging here.....and I know it, but it's too cool to not let you in on it.

This Saturday afternoon, LeBron James will be hosting the "King For Kids" charity bike-a-thon. It's pretty cool and I'm excited to see it all unfold.

But what I'm most excited about is that the after-party will be held in my restaurant, Damon's Grill/Ohio Brewing Company. No crashers allowed, so don't get any bright ideas. Akron Police will be at each door (and they'll be locked anyway).

We made the final preparations for it today. I don't have the full list of celebrities that will be in attendance, but we're looking at some pretty cool names. I'll keep that list to myself for now, but I'll be sure to pass it all on (with pictures, if they'll let me) after the event. Needless to say, the roster of the Cavaliers will be there. That's what I'm most excited about.

If you're in the area, stop by the bike-a-thon and cheer on everybody. It's a great cause, and it'll be a wonderful day. And no, I won't tell you which door they'll be entering/leaving the building from either.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Beanie Wells meets his new #1 fan

OK, so it's time for me to fawn a little.
Most of my readers know that I'm now managing a downtown Akron restaurant (Damon's/Ohio Brewing Company, if you wanna stop by). Today, thanks to an awesome server of mine, I got a little visit in the restaurant. None other than #28 stopped by.
Yes, Beanie Wells was in for a couple of minutes. Here's your humble blogger with the guy who rushed for 229 yards against Michigan last year;

And I think I took a big chance with this, but we broke out the stepladder and asked him to sign a mural on the wall that features some of Akron's greatest athletes....

Yeah, I know...what if he had fallen? Well, what you cant see in the picture is the two people who are propping him up at the small of his back.

There were about 30 people at the bar behind him, and the murmurs began when he stepped up on the ladder. As he signed it, the applause broke out. It was a pretty cool scene for one of Akron's finest.
The murals will get additions next weekend, as LeBron James will be hosting a private party with some of his friends in attendance....all of the current Cavaliers, Jason Kidd, Kenny Lofton, Lance Armstrong, and many more. Details on that will come forward soon.

Monday, June 09, 2008

The BBC, officially removed from the MIA list

Yeah, yeah, I know. I've been gone a long time.

Since I feel you deserved an explanation weeks ago, I first must apologize. But here's the recise reasons for my departure.

When we last spoke, I was leaving to begin training new employees for my restaurant in downtown Akron. About three days into my mission, I was offered management within the store. Soon after, it became an even bigger position.

Presently, I am putting between 60-80 hours a week at work, and I do still have that adorable 9-year-old daughter that I'm raising. So between work, family, and a potential new girlfriend, blogging has become a bit of a trial to accomplish.

I will be on the scene full-time here at The BBC when college football season resumes. But in the meantime, expect the blogging to be sporadic (look it up, Michigan fans)