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Long Overdue News (and an opportunity)

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2012 at 12:21 am

Alright, so if you haven’t heard by now, I have graduated to the next level of the blogosphere.

As of late June, I had been brought on by Bucksketball, the Milwaukee Bucks blog for the TrueHoop Network at ESPN.com.

It was a tremendous opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up.  However, some issues arose in regards to this site.  Unfortunately, devoting all of my attention to Bucksketball has made it very difficult for me to find time to post stuff on here (yes, this is where the opportunity comes).

I’m totally willing to let someone take the reigns of ScribbleManor.  From all of the guest writers I’ve had on here, one thing has been very clear to me: there are some incredibly talented writers around here that don’t exactly have a platform to display their work.  I’m not saying this blog was gangbusters, but it’s far and away better than your average diary/journal.

So, if you have any desire to become the new editor-in-chief around here, feel free to contact me.  All the possibilities for contacting me will be below.

It’s been a privilege to write for all of you, and I hope you enjoyed what we put out.  I hope that somebody felt the same way, and is willing to take over and get this back up and running.  If you still want to read my stuff, check me out at bucksketball.com.  Catch ya guys later.

Eric Buenning

Twitter: @eric_allenb

Facebook: see name above

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Get Up, Get Outta Here, Go Away Jim Caple

In Sports on June 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Josh Koebert

Jim Caple, we have a problem.

Now, Jim, I normally enjoy your work. You get paid to write about ballparks and quirky stores and other interesting things in the world of sports, and you normally do a fantastic job. I often find your work informative and engaging. Good work, Jim.

But right now, me and you are enemies. You besmirched the name of one of my favorite places on the planet this week on multiple occasions, and this aggression will not stand man. I am more than willing to throw hands with you on this one.

I am, of course, talking about ESPN’s Battle of the Ballparks competition. In it, Caple ranked all 30 ballparks in Major League Baseball and pitted them against one another in a bracket-style tourney, with fan voting determining the outcomes of each matchup. Along the way a funny thing happened: Miller Park kept winning.  Read the rest of this entry »

GIF Exclusive: A sneak peak into Brewers’ batting practice

In Random/Humor on June 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

by:  Eric Buenning

So, I can’t say where and when this was taken, but I can promise it’s accurate.  I scored insider access to Milwaukee Brewers’ batting practice.  Outside of tonight’s nail-biting victory, the crew’s offense has been a bit suspect of late.  We the fans thought it was bad during the game, but the team’s struggles are far worse than we could have ever imagined.

Below is a video I was able to capture while on the field with the team.  The results are hilarious to some, but frightening to management, I’d imagine.  Take a look for yourself.

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The Weirdest Thing I’ve Ever Seen: The Orvillecopter

In Random/Humor on June 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

 

Being a frequent troller of the internet, you’re bound to find some really weird stuff.  Usually, said “stuff” ranges anywhere from odd inside jokes to impossibly abstract humor or art or…whatever.  But then there is that rarified air, where odd just isn’t good enough.  I’m talking about things that are so unique and so random that they are borderline disturbing (no wait, not just borderline, actually and legitimately disturbing).  Ladies and gentleman, meet “Orvillecopter.” Read the rest of this entry »

Scripps National Spelling Bee–The Epic Running Diary

In Sports on May 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

Good evening, folks.

It’s time for another running diary.  This time, it’s for one of the most dramatic two hours of television all year.  Yup, we’re talking about the Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals.  Let’s get to it!

Quick note:  I will be trying to spell a few words throughout the diary, hopefully at a semi-successful rate.  Okay, let’s go! Read the rest of this entry »

Eric’s Bucket List

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

 

Ah, the times, and how busy they can be.  Sorry friends for posting so infrequently.  Hopefully school can serve as an adequate, place-holding excuse for the lack of new material here.  However, I’ve been working on a bucket list of things I want to do before I do.  I figured I would at least share my progress with you guys.  Let’s waste no more time.  Here’s my list (note: crossed off items have been completed, obviously). Read the rest of this entry »

Scribblecast Episode Two-Here Comes The Pain

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm

An “emergency” all pro wrestling episode of the Scribblecast coming at you! Josh Koebert (hey that’s me) and Sam Gillmer talk Wrestlemania and the RAW the day after (aka Monday aka yesterday) and all the goings on in both shows. In the middle Sam’s power goes out, so that was fun. Plus, we curse a little, mark out a little, super fun times. Click the link to have the pain brought to your ear places.

Scribblecast Episode Two-Here Comes The Pain

Links to cool people and things mentioned in the podcast:

Brandon Stroud on Twitter

Best and Worst of RAW/Open Discussion Threads on WithLeather

David Shoemaker (pretty sure I botched the pronunciation of his name on the podcast) AKA The Masked Man on Twitter

David Shoemaker’s archive on Grantland

Shoemaker’s Dead Wrestler of the Week series on Deadspin 

And last and least, myself on Twitter

That One Night When The Buried Life Guys Changed My Life

In Television, Uncategorized on March 29, 2012 at 12:28 am

by:  Eric Buenning

That strapping young lad in the middle of this picture is, in fact, yours truly.  The guys flanking me in the pic?  Well those guys would be Dave Lingwood and Jonnie Penn from MTV’s The Buried Life ( actually, MTV axed the show this year.  I’ll never understand why.)  These guys are half of the amazing quartet that has trekked across the country, sharing their story and touching many lives along the way.  This article will cover only one night of that journey, but it’s a night that I can definitely say changed my life forever. Read the rest of this entry »

The Scribble Cast is HERE!

In Random/Humor, Sports on March 26, 2012 at 2:53 am

While, we’re still trying to work out some technical details (namely how to embed the podcast right into a post without having to click a link) the first episode of The Scribble Cast is finished, packaged, and ready to invade your ear balls. Click the link below to listen to three dummies talk about all kinds of stuff and junk.

Scribble Cast Episode One: Disorganized Fun

Worst Song on YouTube Week 2: The “Him? Really?” Edition

In Music, Random/Humor on February 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

This week is a bit different because the song isn’t an abomination, but the artist is just so perplexing.

Here is your worst song of the Week:

If you don’t know who Lou Williams is, you are in the overwhelming majority.  Lou Williams is Jrue Holiday’s backup on the 3-seed  Philadelphia 76ers coached by Doug Collins.  I intentionally threw some “fat” on this sentence to add to the questions:

1. Who’s Lou Williams still?

2. Who’s Jrue Holiday?

3. Philly is a 3-seed?  Do they still have Iverson?

4. Doug Collins?  Who?

Nevertheless, Lou Williams is pretty unknown.  He’s a decent backup, but I wonder who gave him the chance to lay down tracks.  I mean, how often does the following conversation happen:

“Alright, we need to get a big name.  Who we got?”

“Well, Lou Williams is available.”

“Lock it down.  Immediately.  We’ve gotta have him.”

It just doesn’t happen.  Jeremy Lin would be a better get (even though I’m absolutely certain he has no rap talent.  Then again, I’ll never question Jeremy Lin.  Ever).

Enjoy Lou Williams, readers.  This may be the only time you’ll see him in person.