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Meet Your Writer: Caleb Rutherford


Hey guys, this is a little post to basically inform you all of a little bit about myself. (Yes, that picture could pretty much define my life if I explained every little detail in it.)

I thought up this idea because we've had a lot of new readers since I joined the Falcoholic back in September of '10 and I think it'd be cool for you guys to have a better idea of who I am rather than just the yelling guy in game threads or the opinionated robot that churns out articles.

Yes, the picture is silly, but so am I, generally.

After the jump, a little bit about me!

For those of you who were never made aware, I'm a 23 year old college student in the mountains of western North Carolina at Western Carolina University. I used to be the resident young guy here on the site but I think Alex has me beat now.

My major is Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting. In case I haven't made it clear enough in my posts/comments along the way, my dream job is to do what Wes Durham does, that being call the Falcons games on the radio. Naturally, it won't be something that happens immediately, but I look at it as a matter of when, not if, it happens. That being said, I'm estimating a good 15-20 years down the road before I get anywhere near that point professionally.

Right now, I work with my school's radio and television stations' sports stuff, usually on a weekend sports radio show (which we haven't done in a while since not a whole lot is going on) and I work with the television station in various aspects, including commentary and camerawork, depending on what is needed (That should read, depending on who shows up, since I'm at the bottom of the totem pole.)

I've been on a computer or video game console for as long as I can remember. One of the gifts that was given to my parents when I was born was an NES and I started playing it and video games since I could breathe.

As part of being on a computer most of my life, I've watched the integrity of the internet fall ever lower with each passing day. People say what they want to say and do what they want to do without fear of repercussion. It's a real shame. I hate people that act like idiots on the Internet, spouting mindless crap that shouldn't be said anyway. I've had plenty of people say dumb stuff to me. Sometimes I play their game, sometimes I don't.

Quick story, someone posted on Facebook (save your opinion of that site for another time) "HOLY CRAP NC WAS NUKED" but was referencing a story on the news that happened 60some years ago when an unarmed nuclear bomb was dropped on NC as an accident, however the person failed to mention any of this for at least 10-15 minutes while I was trying to figure out whether something actually happened or not. So for the love of all that is good, brain usage is very important.

If you're wondering what the picture is from, I took a special trip home (220 miles one way) this weekend to see my girlfriend all dressed up for prom. I was just home a week prior for spring break but I told her I'd drive home to see her again and so we took silly pictures after I took her home. I went way out of my way for her this weekend, and then a plethora of really stupid things happened in the two days following (today and yesterday). Moral of the story, karma isn't real.

So I hope this gave you guys a little bit of insight about me. You guys can post whatever you want; questions for me (Favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail), what you guys do for a living, etc. I'm always down for learning more about what people do for work, especially people I interact with often like you guys (and ladies), so if you like, comment away!