Posts tagged ‘colorado’

January 6, 2010

I’m Announcing My Run For Governor of Colorado!

by Ben Hoffman

With Ritter announcing he will not seek re-election, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring. Ritter hasn’t been a true progressive, anyway, and has been catering to corporate interests and other special interest groups rather than the interest of the people of Colorado.

As governor, here are some things I will do:

  • Make higher education affordable — especially science and engineering programs. There is a shortage of scientists and engineers here. Countries like India have surpassed the U.S. because they’ve developed a highly educated workforce.
  • Develop high speed rail transportation around Colorado. Our highways are congested because too many people drive. High speed rail will alleviate that problem.
  • Build indoor public tennis courts around Denver. Build a large tennis complex and host a large professional tennis tournament that will attract big name players such as Federer, Nadal, and Roddick.
  • Require basic cable and satellite TV to include The Tennis Channel
  • Increase the taxes on firearms and large SUVs to pay for these things
  • Reform our prison systems. See this post.

That’s all for now.

[Add to list: Remove tax exempt status for religious organizations taking in more than a million dollars a year]
[Add to list: Require the teaching of alien Jesus in churches as an alternative theory (like “intelligent design” is an “alternative theory” for how we got here)]

December 26, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different: Tennis

by Ben Hoffman

We have a new blog about tennis in Colorado. While there’s not much professional tennis here, we do have several collegiate teams. Denver University, Colorado University, Metro State College, Colorado State University, and the Air Force Academy all have tennis teams.

I’ll be reporting on the local matches and will be interviewing the players. Maybe they’ll give me a few pointers, like what the hell is wrong with my backhand? What am I doing wrong? And how come I play great one game and then stink the next? But mainly I’ll be asking them about their game, how they got into tennis, what are their majors, and of course, who are their favorite players.

The site will be updated with information about the matches around Colorado. I’ll take a few photos and write some commentary. The site will also feature information about the Colorado Open, the Denver Open, and the professional tennis matches we do have here. They’re not big money matches and I doubt we’ll see Federer, Nadal, Roddick, or any other big name players, but they should be entertaining just the same.

For you players and fans out there, please check out our site at and feel free to let us know what you’d like to see related to tennis in Colorado.