Saturday afternoon, I had to work at a booth for a builders and remodelers show in Albuquerque. The company I work for sells fireplaces, stoves and such. During a lull, I headed to the concession stand to get someting to drink. While in line, I found out that bottled water was $3 and all I had was $2.50. So I headed back to the booth and went without for awhile.
After speaking with some attendees, I noticed they had some water bottles that had some candidate's name on it. Once the customers left, I went looking for this booth because I was completely parched. When I arrived at the booth, a gentleman offered me a bottle of water and we started to talk about the issues. The candidate is running for governor of New Mexico and is in a primary with four other people in his party. (Note: I am not giving away the name of the party since it is not the point of the story, if you want to know, you can do some research on your own.) The man I spoke with is a campaign worker for this candidate.
Anyway, while we were talking I mentioned that I grew up in Kansas. As soon as I said that, he asked me if I was a Chiefs fan. I told him, nope a Broncos fan, sorry. Not much after he said that, he asked if I have ever gone to Mile High Report. I just grinned and laughed. I told him that I am a staff member at the site and that I used to write Horse Tracks until my son was born. He told me he comments on Arrowhead Pride and comes to troll on MHR. He didn't give me his handle, but I know his first name is Matt.
Matt was very complimentary of MHR and spoke very well of J-Man. Just comes to show you that SB Nation is growing. It was just a shock that in a city of 500,000 people that someone would just mention MHR out of the blue. It is also a testament of the respect that the sports blogs have amongst each other.
Hope you enjoyed it and have a great rest of the weekend.