Greetings Jimbo mailbaggers! I’m writing this from sunny Arizona, where it gets hotter than Cher in her “Believe” video. You 40-something gentlemen know what I’m talking about, right? Yowza!
Now that I’ve got your attention, go ahead and sit back and enjoy the pleasures that come from reading a Jimbo’s Mailbag!
Q: Which Utah-based company would you like to see the arena named after? Also, did I see you at Lagoon shouting insults from the Skyride?
I don’t have any special relationship with anyone in the airline industry, but I’m going to be honest — in my heart of hearts, the ESA will always be the “Delta Center” to me. That being said, I have to admit that the Energy Solutions Arena name has grown on me quite a bit.
First things first—here is a list of companies that I believe should go after the arena naming rights and also what the arena should be called after those naming rights are retained:
Now, on to your question about Lagoon. I haven’t been to Lagoon since last summer. However, I coincidentally WAS on the skyride shouting at people on the ground. I wasn’t shouting insults though. I was shouting out my last will and testament to anyone in earshot because I looked up and saw the small metal hook that I realized was the ONLY thing preventing me from falling to my death.
Q: Have you ever had a celeb ask you for an RT?
A celebrity ask me for an RT? No…not yet. Although, I’m not sure if you’ve heard yet — Jimmer Fredette follows me. It took years, but he finally saw the light. Now we’re, like, best friends. We practically finish each other’s tweets.
It would be pretty cool if I could get someone really famous to RT me or follow me on Twitter.com, like maybe Lisa Whelchel or Jim Les.
***BONUS: First one to tweet me and explain what Lisa Whelchel is famous for gets a RT.***
Q: Did Blue Edwards like “Little House on the Prairie” more than “Who’s the Boss?”
Blue Edwards. Now there’s a former Jazz player I haven’t thought of for six days now. (I usually think of all former Jazz players every three to six days.)
I’m not sure what TV shows Blue Edwards liked. His Jazz era was sort of the exact time my fandom was birthed. I guess that means that David Benoit period was the potty training of my fandom. There’s really only one thing I remember about Blue Edwards, and it’s that his real name is “Bloodhound Cornelius Edwards XVII.” Crazy name, right? His parents must have been Joe Cocker fans or something.
Q: Will Rodney Hood still be a member of the Utah Jazz next season?
Great question! I’ve been thinking about this ever since the Jazz played that stellar game in Houston to end the season.
I have this reoccurring fear that the Jazz are going to do something horrible this offseason, like trade Hood and Burks for the bad Morris twin or something. That scares me more than a bird somehow getting into my house through the fireplace and pecking at my eyelids while I sleep.
Here are some reasons I think the Jazz should hang on to Rodney Hood:
Thanks for the questions, y’all! Hope you’re having a great summer. Stay cool and I’ll see you next year! Call me 801-876-9087-98785-3498!