This blog knows it isn’t anything without its fans. And today — while I’m trying to keep my mind on football while covering the James-Blake-Less Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament — here’s a shout out to former Connecticut Post reporter Sean Barker.
Sean, who has moved up in the world since his time here in the 1990s (he is now the sports editor of the competing New Haven Register, doncha know), admitted that he was a regular reader of this weblog.
That’s high praise coming from the boss of a department that didn’t have the foresight to hire a bloke like me to the sports desk while employed in the Register’s weekly division from 2000-2004. That kinda feels like earning an honorary degree from the college that expelled you after freshman year. ;)
All kidding aside (Because it worked out for the best): Mr. Barker was wondering — in so many words — why there hasn’t been much activity here. And the reason, of course, was standing in front of him.
I’m at the Pilot Pen this week, so there isn’t much I can do outside of monitor my other blogosphere competitors and chime in with the random (read: pointless) entry.
But that doesn’t mean that you, dear readers not unlike Sean Barker, can’t get involved. I have posted plenty of preseason stuff already to get the discussions going. But, other than a few silly remarks suggesting that Ansonia is ducking Central in a preseason scrimmage/fundraiser, there hasn’t been much to tickle the football bone.
So, while I munch on a custom-made crepe from the Pilot Pen food court (below), waiting for the Mauresmo-Szavay match to begin, go ahead and chime in on who you think your Top 10 should be, what you think of 7-on-7 passing leagues and… well, there’s no sense in dictating the topics.
Just send a few emails or comments over. I check it regularly and your two cents should be up as soon as possible.
Until the first scrimmages: SPB