This one is a lot different ... It will be more challenging.

(Last January) we were packed to the gills each night with people ... trying to sign up early. We have a very regular following. A lot made it into the top 12 last year.

Few people in this business get to take a sabbatical. When I left, I told everyone here I would give [the BDDW job] three months, but I knew within two weeks.

It's really impressive. It is kind of surreal almost to go to a store and see yourself on a cereal box.

I could really see from the interview this was something they really, really wanted to do. I've been in Marion for 10 years with my store, and I saw this as a great opportunity to give back to the community and help the hurricane victims at the same time.

I just got off work, and like everyone else, I'm just waiting to get back inside.

In the past the U.S. team was always the favored team, but I don't think that's the case this year.

Things never get too crazy around here.

Miami has a decent shot ... I have the opportunity to play early.