Because Friends Of The Program CEO Bunkie Perkins is an evil corporate war mongering 1%er who spends all of FOTP’s billions in profits on diamond plated Ole Miss tailgating gear, I thought I’d do something to help the soul of this site.
First, let me introduce you to Chad Gibbs.
Chad is a great American. I worked with him way back when I was a young College student at Auburn and wrote for a fan site known as WAR DAMN TAILGATE (well before the blogosphere scene had gone and blown up). We were ahead of our time. Chad and I actually did a Q&A column together where we did our best to be weird and not answer any question asked of us.
So naturally now Chad is a very accomplished author, and I am a tri-monthly blog contributor.
Chad first wrote a book called God & Football. At the time I called it, “Like Fifty Shades of Grey for people who love Football, poorly planned road trips, jokes, and God.”
This quote somehow did not make the book’s promotional materials.
Now Chad is back with Love Thy Rival. Chad had the very difficult task of attending the world’s best sporting rivalries in person. And he had to write about them all. He saw Louisville vs. Kentucky basketball, Yankees vs. Redsox, Harvard vs. Yale ROWING, Celtics vs. Rangers Euro-soccer, Army/Navy, Duke/UNC, Auburn/Alabama, and, yes, MORE, MORE, MORE.
But what I’m really writing about here is Chad’s fundraising efforts for the people of Haiti, which he opines on himself in the italicized text below:
Hey party people,
Look at that, FOTP promoting a good cause. Quick get your money in before Bunkie initiates ghost protocol and erases this post and my existence…
… but for now, while this is still here, please note the pot gets sweeter. If you simply post in the comments below and say, “Sure I will think about giving money to this charity,” or even better, “I DID GIVE SOME MONEY NOW LEAVE ME ALONE,” or really even, “I like trucks and Auburn sucks,” etc. we will draw two commentators at random from below and send them a free copy of LOVE THY RIVAL.
You’ve got nothing to lose, except maybe the chance of winning a free book.