I have the great honor of serving as one of the keynote speakers at the 83rd Annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. I will be speaking today at 9:30 am at the Washington Convention Center. What is particularly cool is that my speech follows the keynote given by Peyton Manning to the group on May 3rd. As a football fanatic (albeit a Bears fan), it does not get better than this lineup. Of course, if Manning is truly excited about meeting a real law professor, I would be willing to take a few seconds to indulge him. I know that many NFL MVPs silently dream of being endomorphic, middle-aged law professors. I just hope that Manning will be able handle the excitement. As for me, I am just excited as a Bears fan . . . this is the closest anyone associated with Chicago has gotten to Manning in a long long time.
AANS was founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society and has over 8,000 members worldwide. All AANS members are board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery.
Of course, I expect that this appearance will trigger a raging rumor mill on my possible acquisition by the Broncos as a free agent. To put those rumors to end I wanted to confirm them as entirely true. This is a transparent effort for the two of us to explore our compatibility as potential teammates. I will of course insist on our transfer to the Chicago Bears . . . I didn’t spend years training by chasing ambulances and dodging subpoenas to just throw away that talent on any old team.