Saturday, September 02, 2017

Football Counter-Programming 2017: Week 1

It's BACK! Your favorite weekly distraction from the hegemony of college football Saturdays is back once more to try and divert you from alma maters, mascots, fight songs on endless loops, and commentary, commentary, commentary.

RELIVING THE PAST: (Click this link to see the entries from past seasons.)

And what will will I offer in its place? Whatever I manage to think of when I sit down to write, most likely.

That was proven this morning when, while drinking coffee and scrolling through my Facebook memories, I was confronted with the fact that oh yeah, I wrote stuff like like last year. And last year is, in fact, NOW. It then dawned on me that I had let week one of the college football season arrive with no remembrance that I have pledged (like a member of the Night's Watch) to fight the endless fight against the overwhelming power of college football. I am the keyboard that guards the realms of men.

But I wasnt' prepared and so I don't know what I should write about!

Then . . . then I remembered that I actually went to a live (high school) football game last night, for the first time in almost 27 years. So I could talk about that? But . . . you can't counter-program football by talking about football.

Luckily, I was there (almost entirely) in support of Grace, new freshman bass drum in the Westerville North marching band (are they called the Marching Warriors? do they have a "name"?).

So, that was fun and Grace did a good job. I do look forward to watching the show improve over the coming weeks and I really enjoy watching Grace grow into this social experience. Band was a good outlet and a wonderful collection of people and experiences for me growing up and I hope that it will be similar for her in this and the coming years.

BUT . . . enough about football and football-adjacent activities.

If it is football season then it is the end of #HatofSummer season. And it was a pretty good few months. #OfficialHat2017 has hung waiting beside the garage door all summer long, waiting to be called into duty. I will be said to see this one go. But time marches on, so I can't worry about it too much.

Speaking of moving on . . .what do you want to see in these weekend posts for the next thirteen-ish weeks? Give me some feedback in the comments and suggest some topics to cover as a distraction from the football. I will do my best to give the people what they want.

And . . . finally, if Fall is here, then you know the other big blog commitment of the season can't be far behind. Get ready for upcoming Fall TV Preview posts! (I know that Dean is already working on his contribution, so I am officially behind on all of the rest of it. But I know that it will get done in due time.)

Come back next Saturday for another entry. But in the meantime, remember, no one cares if your senior quarterback is finally ready to live up to all of that potential. He's gonna graduate, just like everyone else.

See you next time!

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