After weeks of moderately casual practice, followed by five days of intensive cramming, my day of reckoning has arrived.

In a few hours, I will compete in my first National Hollerin’ Contest. (Game time is at 6 p.m.)

Am I ready? Mostly.

Am I nervous? Sorta’.

Am I going to leave everything I’ve got on the hollerin’ stage? Damn right.

If cell phone service allows it, I’ll be posting from the event. If you’d like to stay in the loop, subscribe to the blog through e-mail via the handy widget on the top left of this page.

Either way, I promise a full recap of the event, including video, sometime tomorrow.

Here goes nothing…