Somewhere along the line this week, I looked back through the archives, because I knew I started this blog in October of 2006, but wasn’t sure of the actual date. Turns out today marks the blog’s first birthday, and looking through those early archives, I can say with complete confidence that the topics, content, and writing have VASTLY improved from those very, very early days.
(Things I learned to stop writing about in this forum: general politics and dumb celebrities. I have to write about both enough during my day job. I do promise to bring back more of the random music writings.)
Nevertheless, there have been highlights, and how does one celebrate a blog’s birthday? With ego puffery and some of my favorite writings that wound up getting posted, first. Here are my favorite posts of the past year.
- Discovering the lost Book of LaDainian.
- Finding a new career path for Bill Parcells.
- Pleading with the Four-Letter’s ombudsman for more Erin Andrews.
- Tom Brady, Matt Leinart, and Brian Urlacher get together for a play date with their kids.
- Fisking Bill Simmons on the O.J. Mayo vs. Kevin Love debate a few months ago.
- I take out Jason Whitlock’s silly plan to “fix” college football and basketball in four parts.
- Jeter and A-Rod: a lover’s quarrel.
- What makes a closer in MLB?
- Jon Gruden loves his QB collection.
- Where I discover the virulent attitudes towards Michael Vick in real life.
- Writing on Bonds’ 756th home run.
- Outlining the NORV! Effect.
One year of blogging, and still going. The funny thing is that there’s a community out there, and I’ve stumbled into one with my News Team mates and plenty of other folks out there on the eBays. If I link to all of you, it’d last forever, so I’d like to thank all of you who linked, commented, and just read the site at all.