What is the biggest decision you make each day? For most of it is something like white or wheat, flip-flops or Birkenstocks, or how many times to hit the snooze button. There are some who can't seem to make up their minds even if you told them what to do. That describes me somewhat. At least in regards to FanNation. A while back I tried to take a hiatus, but was not very successful. I love the camaraderie on here and I have made some great cyber-friends. I have also made some cyber-not-friends which I don't care. I even tinkered with not blogging anymore, but I can't do that because I love to write even though I am not very good at it.
Dude, what's your friggin' point?
Easy, I'm getting there; I'm just trying to add a new dimension to my blogs, now let me finish my swan song.
Where was I before being interrupted by that dufus? Oh yeah, trying to make a decision. Anyway, life is all about making decisions. Some of us are very good at it and some of us are not so good at it. In one of my lucid moments, I made a decision to keep blogging, even though I will be playing with the format during the offseason so that I can present the nation with some coherent drivel this fall. Last season I tried to do 3 blogs a week and that wore me out. I will not be doing that this season. See, I made another decision - woohoo. As most of you know I made a decision to go back to school and get an Industrial Engineering degree and it is difficult, especially at my ripe old age of 40. In the end it will be the right decision as I will finally be able to start doing a job that I really enjoy and get paid for it. Going back was a little awkward for me because when I first walked into the classroom, everyone thought I was the professor. But I am enjoying going to school and I am learning a lot about college kids today. Let me add this caveat - my school and family will take priority over FanNation, so there will be times when I disappear for an extended length of time. Speaking of college kids, my oldest son is in 7th grade and he will probably graduate high school when I graduate college again.
Speaking of my 7th grader - I am so doggone proud of him. He has recently made some difficult decisions concerning his school and extra-curricular activities. They were tough choice, but he did it on his own after thinking them through and weighing the pros and cons of the choice. He is a percussionist in the Honors Band at his school - only one of two 7th grade percussionists. He is also in advanced classes and does athletics. (Yes I am bragging a little, but he and his younger brother just make me proud to be a father). You will here more about them in future blogs. Anyway, track is starting up and my 7th grader tried out for the team and made it. Here is the kicker - they practice after school.
Why is that so bad, of course they practice after school? When else are they going to practice fool?
As I said, he is also in the Honors Band and he has to practice extra, first, to keep his spot, and second because he is doing a very difficult piece for his solo and ensemble contest this Spring. It is a 4-mallet piece on the Marimba called "Yellow After the Rain". That was not him, but an example of what he is practicing. He is only the second 7th grader to ever try it at his school. His band was also invited to perform in Seattle in November for the Western Band Director's Conference. So he has all this extra practice and still has all his homework and he was going to do track. There is just not enough time in the day for all of this and for him to still be a kid. So he made his own decision to quit track and focus on his school and band. He also decided to not do athletics next year so that he can focus on making the Drum Line in High School. I have never pushed sports on my boys. I have always wanted then to make up their own minds about whether or not they liked it. My brother was the opposite and kids grew to hate sports.
I was so damned proud of him for making these decisions. He is finally growing up.
So what does this have to do with football?
Oh yeah, this was supposed to be a football blog. I will do another blog in the near future concerning the decisions teams made during free agency thus far.
Some teams have made very good choices while others leave you scratching your head.Look for that blog in a couple of days.