Whew. What a crazy few months I’ve had, trying to refurbish, revamp and reinvent the online sports pages at the Connecticut Post and our Fairfield County affiliates. We’re making progress, but still so far away from where I’d like to be come football season. And there are going to be plenty of changes in the next few months.
Speaking of football, it’s that time again. Kind of.
Every year, it seems like an interminable wait between the first weekend of December and mid-August. Yes we have basketball season, and that certainly succeeds in diverting my attention. But then we have the relatively tame spring season and a whole summer before we finally hear the tweets of whistles and grinding of pads again.
Thankfully, the hunger is satiated somewhat in the summer. We get the Governor’s Cup Connecticut-Rhode Island all-star game up at Rentschler in late June, then we get the annual Hall of Fame Football Classic, which kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart University.
Sure these are only the outgoing seniors and you never quite see the best of the best of the past year’s college-bound talent (they’re safely off at summer school). But at least it’s football. And it sure beats waiting.
Besides, there’s so much that goes on behind the scenes in the nine months between football seasons — you have passing camps, weightlifting camps and the like — so with just a few scant months to go, games like these are a great time catch up with what’s going on in the football world.
Since I’ll be there tonight, taking one of the Connecticut Post’s cameras for a test drive, I figured this was the perfect time to fire up the new blog and get ‘er ready and rolling for August. Between takes, I hope to do a little mingling and find out what’s what. (It was at this game two years ago that I learned of Staples’ new Swedish transfer, Hampus Hellermark. Made for a good preseason column that year).
So, yeah, that’s it. Kind of a boring post, but what do you expect? I’ve been outta circulation for the last few months. I assure you, we’ll be back to our old selves in due time.
BY THE WAY, if you can’t get to Sacred Heart but want to see or keep tabs the game, be sure to check out the live feed from Don Boyle and the Gang at Sportingnewsct.com.