I’m Tully Corcoran, and I’m a journalist. I know this is true because I used to draw small bi-weekly paychecks from the Topeka Capital-Journal for writing about University of Kansas sports, and now draw bigger weekly paychecks from FoxSportsSouthwest.com.
It is occasionally an absurd and awkward existence. For example, one time when I walked into the Kansas City Chiefs’ locker room, one of the defensive tackles said this to me: “Hey, you know who you look like? Michael Jackson’s little buddy.” He meant Corey Feldman. Also, he was naked when he said this.
I was born in 1983, which was an awesome year. The Nintendo ES went on sale in Japan that year. Microsoft Word was released. Michael Jackson dropped “Thriller.” McDonald’s dropped the McNugget. Some English woman dropped Amy Winehouse. It was a magical time.
If I had to choose just two musical acts to represent my tastes (although I don’t know why I would have to do that), they would be Led Zeppelin and the Notorious B.I.G.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching “The Big Lebowski.”
I went to Central Christian High School in Hutchinson. Played everything I could there. Honorable mention All-Reno County in basketball (2001). Tried out for the juco baseball team at Hutch. Failed. Went to KU, then Washburn.
I’ve always liked work much better than school. This may be because I always worked during college, but I don’t understand people who think otherwise.