Thursday, September 8, 2011

FOOTBALL! (and other things)

Okay, first you will note that I have changed my poll question that was from last summer at the behest of one Amy Daigle. I think this one is kind of boring, but I'm hoping to be more consistent in my polling questions.

Second, I haven't been this excited for the NFL to start in quite a while. I think there may be three reasons: 1) the change in weather has put me in a particularly autumnal mood (yeah, I've used "autumnal" in two consecutive posts; wanna make something of it?), which naturally leads to football; 2) I've been listening to a lot of sports radio, and I am becoming excited by osmosis (or maybe diffusion since water is not in the equation); 3) With the lockout looming, it looked like we might not have a season for a while there. Nothing makes you appreciate something like the thought of not having it. As they say, "rumors of possible absence makes the heart grow fonder." So, tonight I'm headed over to Matt and Elsa's with some other friends from World Relief to watch Green Bay take on the Saints. A few Packers fans will be there; it will be an interesting sociological/anthropological time of observation. I'm hoping the game tonight will live up to the hype and my excitement.

I think the Vikings are being overlooked. Watch out, NFC North; you overlook Minnesota at your own risk. We thrive when we have almost washed up quarterbacks: Warren Moon, Brad Johnson, Randall Cunningham, Brett Favre. We're kind of quarterback bottom-feeders.

We are living in some kind of bizarro world where it is 67 degrees in Chicago and 84 in Duluth. This is unheard of! I expected to see frost advisories up there by now. Don't get me wrong; I am not complaining.

I think this may be the earliest I've ever gotten the bulletins printed and the PowerPoint done. I almost don't know what I'll do with my weekend now. Wowza, that last sentence is a sad commentary on my life.

I accidentally put a square root symbol in Sunday's PowerPoint. I was thinking of leaving it there and seeing what kind of comments I get.

Okay, I need to go for a run. For all of you who complained about my dry spell, that's three in six days, I believe. Be grateful.


  1. hope you don't get rained on during your run.

  2. I was actually going to thank you for the many blog posts...but dont think this means you can go another 2 months without writing anything