11.10.06 11 years ago 13 Comments

In celebration of the Marine Corps birthday, all posts today will have a decided military flavor. 

A week ago I pointed out Drew Bledsoe's amazing blog,, which is penned by "Really Drew Bledsoe." Bledsoe, seeing an ally in the soon-to-be benched Trent Green, suggested Green start his own blog, and now we have the gift of Gaymon Huard, authored by "Really Trent Green." 

But quarter-blogging isn't reserved for the reserves. Tony Romo — or some reasonable facsimile — also has his own blog, and I encourage everyone to check it out, especially since the Dallas Observer is reporting that Romo is newly single.

Anyway, if you get tired of reading the best fake blogs by quarterbacks, I recommend (some of) the best of Marine Corps literature: With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge, about the ugly, unheralded fights at Peleliu and Okinawa; Fields of Fire by newly elected Senator James Webb, which vivdly captures Marine small-unit leadership in Vietnam; Colder than Hell by Joseph Owen, about the frozen breakout from the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War; and Anthony Swofford's Jarhead, which is almost universally hated by Marines, probably because it's a straightforward account of a lance corporal, and lance corporals do a lot of bitching. But it's funny and honest and earnest, and it's a well-crafted piece of literature.

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