Friday Morning Quick Hits

The weekend is almost here and the N.C.A.A. Athens Baseball Regional is fast upon us.  There's no time to waste, so here's what's going on in the blogosphere:  

  • I told you why I am a Georgia fan . . . now Nico has let us know why he roots for the Crimson Tide.  It's a long piece, but, in Nico's defense, Alabama has one of the most storied football programs in college football history, so he's entitled to go on a little bit and, besides, who am I to criticize anyone for being wordy?  I belong to a profession that describes a 10,000-word document with the word "brief."  
  • If you could control what Brent Musberger said on the air the way Albert Brooks fed lines to William Hurt from afar in "Broadcast News," what would you make him say?  You may not know the answer to that question, but Orson Swindle does.  

"Gary, my man, I've just about convinced myself that I was one of the original Beatles, pardner."

I'm coming down sort of in the middle of the debate Kyle King's been hosting on blogging transparency.  I prefer to remain semi-anonymous, but I think I've also disclosed my personal biases. . . .  I think the content of the written words matters more than biases or credentials. . . . But I also don't think it's very cool to actively conceal biases in the hope that that would add to credibility, somehow.  It doesn't.  Sunshine is usually the best antiseptic, so pretending to be a neutral onlooker when nobody's neutral is just kind of lame to me.

That sounds perfectly reasonable to me.   That's all the news that's fit to print, so let's get to work, let's have a great weekend, and . . . hey!  Let's be careful out there.  

Go 'Dawgs!

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