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Call for Questions: Battle Red Bag 2015, vol. 1

The return of the Battle Red Bag for 2015. Our long, bag-less nightmare is over.

Bill O'Brien's questions would get pushed to the front of the line.
Bill O'Brien's questions would get pushed to the front of the line.
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Look, we're all friends here, right?1 So let's be honest with one another and admit that the Two-Day Hangover is likely never coming back. I wish that were not the case, but it is. There's simply not enough time in the day for me to do it properly, and I don't like the idea of half-arsing it.

BUT, what I do have time for is a resurrection of the lead dirigible known as the Battle Red Bag. Which, if you really think about it, is sort of a crowd-sourced 2DH, if you removed more or less anything resembling football analysis from the 2DH. (Which, I might add, is when the 2DH was at its best anyway.)

For those of you who are too new here to know what the Battle Red Bag is, allow me to recap. No, there's no time for that. Allow me to summarize:

Back in 2011, I started a weekly Q&A to kill time during the interminable offseason of our discontent. I repeated this process in 2012. In 2013, Rivers picked up the Bag and ran with it, doing it far better than I previously had. I suspect that he picked up the series partly for something to do and partly to see if I was telling the truth about how absurd some of the submissions were on a weekly basis.

And...that's pretty much it.

So, if you want to participate in this newest iteration of the Bag, here's what you need to do:

1) You should email me at mattycamp (at) gmail (dot) com.

2) Your email should contain a question that you want me to answer. It can be more or less anything. You might ask why I think Big Hero Six is primarily about selling out and abandoning altruistic dreams in favor of cold, hard cash. You might ask whether Tim's leadership of Battle Red Blog is one of the ten best things to come out of the internet age (spoiler alert: yes). Hell, if you really trust me -- or if you have nowhere else to turn -- you might even ask me about something that has an actual impact on your life. Totally up to you, the question-asking person.

3) If you want to ensure that the question is actually read, you should put something in the subject line of the email like "Battle Red Bag" or "Question for the Bag" or "BFD Touched Me."

4) You should (a) be aware that, at times, not every question will be answered in the week it was received, depending on the volume of questions and (b) check back in about five days to read the answers.

5) You should also be aware that questions left in the comments to the "Call for Questions" posts will not be used...unless they are really good or I need filler or I just otherwise choose to do so.

Have at it, people. Together, we can build a better Bag.


1. No, actually. But let's pretend anyway.