Ace is all over it. Book those reservations now, baby, because come June 17th, Cincinnati is Cornhole City U.S.A.

Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is, uh, spearheading the festivities. It’ll be “an event unlike any other”, promises their website. “Amazing giveaways!” I ran a search on Google News to make sure no one was putting us on, and nope, it’s legit. “Play cornhole with Carson,” screams one newspaper. And here’s a headline the truth of which scarcely needs acknowledging.

One question remains: will Mike DeWine stop by to join in the cornholing? He’s locked in a tough re-election campaign and he’s fatally compromised on immigration. Perhaps a trip home is in order to remind his constituents just why it was they elected the man his fellow Senators affectionately refer to as “Captain Cornhole.”

Now that I’ve proved I have the sense of humor of a fourteen-year-old boy, here’s Ace’s follow-up post, which pegs his as significantly younger still.

Update: According to Wikipedia, cornhole is native to Cincinnati. Carson Palmer, however, is not; he was born and went to school in California. I mention this only because I’m enjoying the thought of what his reaction must have been when someone from Cincy first approached him with the idea of sponsoring the “cornhole classic.”

Update: The Cincinnati Post reports on Kentuckians’ three favorite pastimes. And here’s a report on cornhole at Yale. Oddly, Bill Clinton isn’t involved.

Update: The Wikipedia article makes clear that corn is optional. It’s the hole that’s important.