While we all eagerly await the MVP announcement that should come today (CORRECTION: Apparently it will be announced Sunday, though I can’t find that verified anywhere), I thought I would post a plea for a “Research Intern”.
I’m currently working on a book about the history of the Indianapolis Colts. As many of you know, I live in Argentina, and that makes certain research I need for the book hard to come by. There are certain game details and box scores and attendance figures that aren’t readily available on line (especially for games that took place 20 years ago).
What I need is a volunteer willing to give up one or two afternoons over the next few months to go to the library for me and look up old box scores and newspaper articles. There are lots of old games that I remember, but have grown hazy as to specific details. To be honest, it’s been so long since I’ve been to a public library in Indy, that I don’t know where and how they keep old archives of the Indy Star or News (yes, children. There used to be a paper called the Indianapolis News. I delivered it in elementary school. Yes, there used to be a thing called a “paper boy”, too. Also, there used to be “newspapers”, but that’s another topic). I assume they still have them on microfiche. The Star online only dates back to 1991, but I need some game info from years 1984-1990 too.
Anyway, if you are interested in helping with the book, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m not paying anything other than a thank you in print, a copy of the book (signed no less! I’ll even put on lipstick and kiss it if that’s any incentive. Then again, if that’s an incentive for you, I don’t know that I’m all that jazzed about working together!), and a letter of recommendation that you were an awesome intern for a “journalistic type project”. On the other hand, I’m not guessing it would take a lot of time either.
Anyway, if you are a high school or college student (or adult with too much time on his or her hands) and want to contribute to what I jokingly refer to as “18to88: the book”, drop me a line, and I’ll give you more specifics for what I need.