Saturday, June 22, 2024

Korked Bats

That Funny Sports Blog

Korked Bats’ 2nd Birthday

Happy Birthday to Korked Bats,

Happy Birthday to Korked Bats,

Happy Birthday to Best Sports Blog That Nobody Reads,

Happy Birthday to Korked Bats!

It was two years ago today that Zach Osborne and Austin Huff decided to start a humorous sports blog for their friends’ enjoyment. Unfortunately, Zach is no longer with Korked Bats. But fortunately, Korked Bats is still with you and here we are, two years later, and Korked Bats has blown up beyond their wildest imagination. When they first started, on July 31st, 2008, they were corked-bats.blogspot.com. About seven months later they decided to drop the hyphen and spell corked with a “K”. A year after that they decided to drop the “blogspot” and become their own website.

A lot has happened for Korked Bats from year one to year two. Like a lot! Allow us to fill you in:

July 31st, 2009 – Korked Bats turned 1 year old

August 2009 – It was hot. None of us went outside. Ever.

September 12th, 2009 – Korked Bats Radio, our weekly sports talk radio show, hit the airwaves on 88.1 KCOU-FM Columbia. We were given this show with very special thanks to our readers comments, as that was a primary resource for our application process. Jared Launius and Austin Huff hosted each week with occasional segments during football season from Frank Ford.

September 30th, 2009 – A marketing firm in Dallas asked us to write a post for Blockbuster Video about Blockbuster’s Top Ten Favorite Football Movies and to make a list of movies that we were sad to see not make the list. You can read that post here.

October 8th, 2009 – Korked Bats adds their 5th writer, Chip Adcock.

October 21st, 2009 – Austin Huff turned 23. Yes, he was still in college (his second senior year).

October 26th, 2009 – Larry Johnson and Jared Launius became friends. But we don’t like talking about this, so let’s move on.

October 31st, 2009 – It was Halloween. None of us went outside. Ever.

November 25th, 2009 – The movie Old Dogs starring John Travolta and Robin Williams is released in theaters.

December 11th, 2009 – ESPN’s SportsNation named us their “Site Of The Day.” It was Korked Bats’ best day hits-wise in their very short history.

December 31st, 2009 – It’s the last day of 2009.*

January 1st, 2010 – It’s the first day of 2010.*

* – Universal for everyone.

January 25th, 2010 – Korked Bats adds their 6th writer, Chris Slack.

February 2010 – It was cold. None of us went outside. Ever.

February 3rd, 2010 – KorkedBats.com launches, leaving KorkedBats.blogspot.com in it’s dust. In it’s internet dust.

February 18th, 2010 – VOX Magazine (an entertainment magazine based in Columbia, MO) wrote an article about KorkedBats.com and their writers, Jared, Kyle, and Austin. They also shot a photo shoot of the guys.

February 26th, 2010 – Frank turned 23. He had previously graduated from college. Unlike Austin, who on this date was indeed still in college.

March 1st, 2010 – Chris Slack leaves Korked Bats for academic reasons.

March 26th, 2010 – Austin and Frank embark on the road trip of a lifetime. 5 guys in a 2000 Nissan Altima driving from Missouri to Los Angeles, California. Needless to say, they tweeted about it.

March 30th, 2010 – The Tennessean (Middle Tennessee’s newspaper) wrote an article in their paper on KorkedBats.com, and their writers Austin, Frank, and Chip.

April 19th, 2010 – Korked Bats’ Frank Ford and Austin Huff were invited on to Nashville’s News Channel 5 SportsLine program to talk about the website.

April 24th, 2010 – Korked Bats had the honor and privilege of interviewing ESPN SportsNation‘s host Michelle Beadle. The interview in full can be found here. An edited version of the audio from the interview can be found here.

May 24th, 2010 – Kyle “Langley” Langley joins the Korked Bats team.

June 8th, 2010 – Kyle Ayers turned 22. He graduated from college in May. Austin is still in college.

June 11th, 2010 – Both Jared Launius and Chip Adcock shared a birthday. Jared turned 21 and Chip turned 23. Thousands of people threw a party for them in a soccer stadium in South Africa. Austin is STILL in college.

July 4th, 2010 – America had a birthday and turned 234. It doesn’t look a day over 230.

July 14th, 2010 – Kyle “Langley” Langley leaves Korked Bats for academic reasons.

July 14th, 2010 – KorkedBats.com wins an ESPY Award for “Best Amateur Sports Website”

July 15th, 2010 – Nothing happened on this day. We just wanted to say we were kidding about winning an ESPY.

July 29th, 2010 – Austin finally finishes college.

July 31st, 2010 – Today. Korked Bats turns two years old.Sorry for tooting our own horn, but now you know all about this past year for KorkedBats.com.

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Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter and he wears pants every day.


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