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It’s not everyday I get the chance to introduce you to a new Not in HD contributor. Today I have the opportunity to introduce you to two.

Since starting the site in January, Britton, Dan and I have kept the ball rolling quite nicely, but we feel as our site has expanded, it’s time to bolster our staffso as to give you more and better quality content. So fasten your seat-belts and put on your hard hats, because your minds are about to get blown.

(Why do I feel like that should be a quote from an over-hyped Will Ferrell flick?)

I present to you, Cory Ritzau (on the right in the above photo).

Why does it feel like if we were Deadspin, this photo would be used to link Ritz (center) to alternate male-bonding activities?

Why does it feel like if we were Deadspin, this photo would be used to link Ritz (center) to alternate male-bonding activities?

Ritz is a good friend of mine, whom I met playing rugby in college. After a few visits to Wings ‘n Things (If you live in the Point Loma or Ocean Beach area of San Diego and are any kind of a man, you need to pay them a visit) we quickly came to the conclusion that he was born to write – a column for the sports section I edited at our school’s paper.

Ironically he is also a Dodgers fan, running the tally to four here at the site.

The three of you who used to read the old T-MOF site, will remember Cory as a topic of conversation, amidst running allegations of his companionship preference.

In all seriousness though, we are lucky to have him and though he likely will not contribute near as frequently as the rest of us, we think you will dig his blogs when he does write.


Nick Nevares…. where do I begin?

Nick Nevares is the man in top. (Gosh, I hope I never have to say that again.)

Nick Nevares is the man in top. (Gosh, I hope I never have to say that again.)

I first met Nick at his apartment, where he was selling Britton a bum X-Box 360.

(Ok let’s be fair, it worked when he sold it to Britton.)

(For about 15 minutes.)

(Lying cheat!)

Britton and Nick taught together at Rancho Bernardo High School once upon a time. It was there Britton discovered Nick’s zany wit and keen eye for Liza Menelli theatre wigs. Oh, and his passion for  San Francisco 49ers football. Which reminds me, come September, Nick and I will be holding pity parties, with open invitations to you all.

Nick is also infamous for giving Grady Sizemore a 5-year/ $130-million contract, in our auction dynasty fantasy league. A league in which the cap is $200-million for a 25-man roster. Needless to say I don’t think a .223 average with a month’s worth of missed time was what Nick thought he was paying for through June.

We believe you will find that Nick’s work will fit right in with what you’ve come to expect from Not in HD pieces. So in other words, nothing spectacular.

Just kidding Nick. I’m sure our readers will love what you bring to the table.

Since Nick is a teacher, you can expect fairly frequent blogs from him in the summer months, but much more sporadic production thereafter.

Just don’t be surprised when they call you Jay Mariotti and compare your work to that of a mentally challenged, constipated chimpanzee.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  1. dwdowning619
    July 1, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    I was sooo hoping this was going to be the announcement that Ben hired Bill Simmons AND Rick Reilly away from the world-wide leader …

    I do love Nick for overpaying for Sizemore … makes me feel better about all the guys I overpaid on.

    Also, the new Possibly related posts at the bottom of each post is lame. Current results are below.

    Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)

    * HD Trial starts in Singapore. HD Forums in Singapore seek contributors.
    * OMG, The New Yorker loves dudes! (Aug 20 2007 issue)
    * New Contributor to my WordPress

    Really, I think “The New Yorker” is code for: Ryan Root

  2. rootman34
    July 1, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Ouch Doug. But, nice burn man. Gotta give credit where it’s due.

  3. Britton Dennis
    July 1, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    That guy with Cory on the top photo looks like a young Andre Ethier. And suddenly, so many things make more sense now.

  4. ritzpolo22
    July 1, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Yikes that is an old photo… High school still scares me but for so many different reasons

  5. Cory Ritzau
    July 1, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    The Air up There only has my vote so far? Thats outrageous… its all about the Jimmy Dolan fake right go left move… it ranks right up with the Mighty Ducks Triple Deek…

  6. scottmcgrath47
    July 1, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Everyone of these photos make me feel like I’m in the Niner side of San Fran.

  7. Nick Nevares
    July 3, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    I am pretty sure that guy is a knock off of Kellan Hiroto, USD Soccer legend and Teaching amigo of mine. I actually think he is saving children in Africa right now, but I am positive that is him…or his doppelganger.

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