Saturday, September 03, 2016

Football Counter-Programming 2016: Week 1 Welcome Back

Hey everyone! Tomorrow is the first Saturday of the college football season, so you know what that means?!!


You do know what that means, don't you?

It's the return of Why Won't You Grow?!'s Football Counter-Programming, in which I desperately try to get you to NOT watch Saturday college football and instead, make the dubious choice to read some random thing that I hastily wrote either Friday night on feverishly on a Saturday morning.

And then, you can image my thoughts as I try to determine what is the BEST time of day to post my counter-programming post. Is it right at the start of the Saturday football schedule (noon?) Or do I wait until people are fully soaking in the pigskin and fight back around 3 pm? Or really, does it even matter at all? Am I making any king of difference?

And, even more importantly--what sort of image themes am I going to try and go with this season? Season 1 was all about the intersection of nerds and football.and season two was combining relevant images from that theme's post with the old Monday Night Football slogan (and a bit of Twin Peaks Log Lady wisdom thrown in there for extra spice.)

So, far this year, I think my illustration them is going to be something along the lines of "sad football images" and we'll see how far I can stretch that out. But, the biggest challenge continues to be how do I search for football images without continually being confronted with weirdly sexualized football girls with little on--a terrible play on "fantasy football", I 'm sure.

Anyway . . . my biggest need continues to be IDEAS. What am I going to write about each week? What topics will I . . . tackle . . . if you know what I mean? This is where I need your help, your comments, and your wisdom. Give me suggestions for things to write about over the next fourteen weekends. For instance, tonight I asked Grace to give me an idea and her response was CARTOONS!

Which may be something that I can pursue next week or some other upcoming week, but I didn't know how to pursue it right away. If you have an idea for how cartoons can turn into something more, give me your interpretation. And if you have other ideas, let me know what those ideas are.

Thanks! And we'll see you again next Saturday for another week.

Remember, no one cares if your team won your mid-level conference bowl game last season.

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