Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Links and thanks

The nice thing about the time between the final game and the bowls, is that the beat writers do some of their best feature work. Both the Herald and the Globe had some nice articles on different players and units this week. The best include a Herald piece on the offensive line and Vega’s article on Ray Henderson.

The Boise papers had a nice story on Dan Berglund. They also had a story on departing coach Dan Hawkins. I hope the split staff plays to BC’s advantage.

No one thought BC would travel to Idaho. Well I guess the people that are there are getting noticed.

Once again Ian wrote something I’ve been thinking and in a way that is much more eloquent than anything I could type. After the bowl game, I’ll give my take on bloggers vs. mainstream media, but for now I would just like to echo Ian’s sentiments in thanking Brian. He dreamed up the blogpoll and helped give us all a larger audience for the work we are doing. If you are reading this blog, I assume you are interested in many of the same things I am. If so, I highly recommend the blogs I link to on the right side. Many of them have contributed to this blog throughout the season and others provide some of the best writing on the web.

I would also like to acknowledge the Entropy Kid and the Evil Alchemist. They are two friends who were blogging long before I started. Their sustained success inspired me to start my own little blog. Much of what they write is more diary-like and probably too inside for people who don’t know them, but they are both funny guys and good writers.

I would like to also thank all my regular readers. I would probably write this stuff without an audience but the give and take via email and comments, the compliments and the notes of thanks have made this experience unbelievably satisfying. Hopefully I'll continue to be worth your time. Keep reading.

Finally, much thanks to my favorite non-reader -- my wife. She doesn’t read this blog and really doesn’t understand the fuss. Yet she has always been supportive of this outlet. I am lucky in so many ways, but having someone who doesn’t object when I say “I need to watch the game again for my notes” is really appreciated. I don’t know the secrets of life or marriage, but having a partner who understands you and gives you room for your passions, quirks and hobbies makes all the difference.


Jaime Lannister said...

Did I ever know that I'm your hero? And everything you would like to be? You can fly higher than an Eagle, because I am the wind beneath your wings.

Pants crapping stories are not journalism, but we work with what we have.

None the wiser said...

keep up the good work.