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."
- In the future, the old saying may be modified to read, "It doesn't matter what they say about me in the blogosphere, as long as they spell my name right." If that was Fred Rouse's attitude, he got his wish.
- L.D. is The Man. Not only can he write a World Cup soccer preview about the United States that actually held my interest, but he had this to say about my recent Weblogging Disclosure Statement:
That sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
- Bruins Nation has started what promises to be a great series on U.C.L.A.'s drive to become the first school to win 100 team national titles. They're counting them down in Westwood and, regardless of your team affiliation, it's worth reading how the Bruins advanced to the century mark.
- Great sportswriting isn't solely the province of the professionals. Johnny proved that so well that he inspired Dave to prove it, too.