Top 5 Most Embarrassing Chrome Ball Moments:
1. Butt-dialing Colin McKay in the Taco Bell Drive-Thru.
2. Accidentally texting Ron Chatman the name of my cat's stool softener and telling him that I loved him.
3. My cat throwing up on me in the middle of interviewing Tim O'Connor.
4. Erroneously emailing Don Pendleton to "hurry the fuck up". A mistake that in-part led to the start of this blog. (long story)
5. Walking into a fire hydrant while talking to Brian Anderson at Tampa Pro.
Tara (Peel), Elaine, Murray, Pooch, Greyman, Phil, my family, Mark Whiteley, Jon Constantino, Rob Sissi, Rob Brink, Keith Chan, Nick Scumco, Ben Scumco, Richard Mulder, Jim Thiebaud, Aaron Meza, Sam Smythe, Damon Thorley, Darin Howard, Mackenzie Eisenhower, Chris Grosso, Patrick O'Dell, Mike Munzenrider, Nick Halkias, Mark Goldman, Grant Brittain, Bryce Kanights, Lance Mountain, Anthony Acosta, Kevin Wilkins, Luis Cruz, Josh Friedberg, Hunter Muraira, Kasper Van Lierop, John Agnew, Greg @ oneup, Kyle Reynolds, Jake Gascoyne, Skin Phillips, Jamie Owens, Seb C., Templeton Elliott, Don Pendleton, John Drake, Michael Sieben, Chris Pastras, Jerry Fowler, Paul Brooks, Andrew Root, Mark Sanchez, Anthony Porter, Kevin Duffell, Charlene Thompson, Donny Barley, Jon Wamsley, Jon Horner, Kurt Hayashi, Ray Mate, Jason Rothmeyer, Lucas, Jake Rosenberg, Greg Hunt, Ben Colen, Animal Chin, Johnny Rad, Jamie Thomas, Dave Ashley, Chris Nieratko, Eric Lovejoy, Robert Pumphrey, Jeremy Wray, Alyasha Moore, Ray Mate, Ryan Gee, Josh Kalis, Ryan Johnson, Jeremy Harrison, Cactus Posse, Chad Will, James Gettles, the Stephens Brothers, Ryan Herdman, Matt Durst, Andy Jenkins, Neil Blender (the offer stands).
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Joe Davis (RIP), Ron Hayman (RIP), Stephen Halstead (RIP), Moe (RIP)
Thanks to Tara again...
To my old day-job for being dumb enough to let me get away with murder. Fuck you.
To all my interview subjects and guest posters. To all the people that commented both known and anonymous. To all those that have hooked me up with whatever. And to the lurkers... always the lurkers.
And most of all, to the photographers who's work has been featured on this site.
Thank you skateboarding.
Your friend and humble narrator,
P.S. Does anybody remember that insert that came with the cassette of Fear of a Black Planet?
P.S.S. Yes, this site will stay up for as long as necessary.