Folks, I’m coming at you today to ask you to back our friend Mike Pettigano, the founder and erstwhile chief writer of Black Shoes Diary (c’mon — you all read BSD and you all know Mike, so he really needs no introduction). Mike has assembled a brilliant team of writers including Lou Prato and the current BSD team, as well as Chase Stuart and Ben Jones to produce a 2013 Penn State football preview, and he needs your help to make it happen.
If you recall the “We Are Penn State” preview magazines from 2009-2011, published by Maple Street Press, that’s the type of publication you’ll be supporting — something you’ll want to gobble up before fall rolls around. Unfortunately, Maple Street Press went belly up, so there was no 2012 edition. Now, Mike & Co. want to print a 112-page 2013 edition.
I was quite taken aback to see that Mike has only managed to get 180 backers thus far, and is less than one-third of the way toward his goal of $35,000, most of which will sucked up by printing expenses. I know that the Penn State community can and will do better than that. I will do my part to get the word out and I just donated a C-note to the cause. Come on, Nittany Lions! Let’s do this thing!
Even a skinny, little $5 donation will help get the project rolling, but you Turkey readers are upper crust (because the Turkey himself is pretty crusty), so I’m certain that Mike can count on you to go the extra mile. You can find all the information you’ll need at KickStarter.com.