Clay Travis is a busy man, running a radio show, launching a website, being a husband, raising two kids, but he managed to find enough time back in the summer for reading over a portfolio that I sent him at Langston's suggestion. He liked some of what he saw, mainly that I love writing about the teams that I root for, and offered me an opportunity to write at his SEC-centered website Outkick the Coverage. I've sent him ideas for articles and columns over the last couple months, and the first one finally made its way onto the site last night. Don't judge it too harshly, just wonder how bad the others must have been that they didn't make the cut.
Here's the link: "Georgia Isn't Robin Hood Anymore"
Also, I mention roosters in it a lot, because I've always had an affinity for this character in the animated Disney version:
Also, the Disney version of Robin Hood, which I think holds its own with any other version, because it masters the simplicity of telling a complex tale may be one of the most political Disney ventures there's been. You can't talk about Robin Hood without talking about an uneven distribution of wealth, being overtaxed, and, in the Disney version, protest music. The film came out in 1973, but is it just me, or is the minstrel rooster also echoing the previous decade's favorite folk singer, Bob Dylan? And one more thing, watch this film again, and wonder about how and why it manages to represent both the late '60s counterculture and today's Tea Party all at the same time? Strange rumblings are afoot.