It was a dark and stormy night . . . which is why Friday's Georgia-South Carolina baseball game was postponed, giving me a free evening in which to get caught up on the following pertinent points:
- Tomorrow, obviously, is the G-Day game, which also means it's time for Bloggerpalooza. Doug Gillett, your ringleader and master of ceremonies, has the lowdown on where we'll be, which may vary depending upon the climatic conditions. I hope to see you there . . . which, judging by your poll answers, I just might.
- While I'm thinking about it, there are a few housecleaning details to which I need to attend. First of all, if you're a regular reader of SB Nation weblogs, you're familiar with the upcoming upgrades to our blogging platform, which already are evident on such baseball sites as Athletics Nation. These changes eventually will find their way to Dawg Sports, as well, and Joel has a nice overview for you. In the meantime, I once again will be one of those contributors to whom Peter Bean referred, so I, too, will be taking some days off here and there while I prepare my chapter for the 2008 edition of The Eyes of Texas, as well as a piece for another of the Maple Street Press college football annuals. I won't be going on hiatus or anything like that, and MaconDawg will be doing his usual thing, but, if you drop by Dawg Sports and there isn't anything new that day, I'm not just being a slacker, I'm working on other projects. If it makes you feel any better, we can Rick roll you on the days where we don't have any actual new content to offer.
Yeah, I'll have something in this year's edition, too.
- I promise I didn't plan it this way, but, when I asked for your assessment of Georgia's S.E.C. basketball tournament title, you couldn't have been more evenly divided. 117 votes were cast, of which 39 asserted it was a fluke, 39 insisted it was an honest achievement that would have no long-term effect, and 39 contended it was a breakthrough to the next level. Yeah, we have no idea what to make of the F-Bomb's magical four-day run through apocalyptically awful storm conditions, do we?
- Finally, ProfDawg gave me a call earlier in the week to bring this April Fool's Day joke to my attention. It is a joke, right? Because, I mean, if it isn't, the 2008 national championship is in the bag, baby!
My belated apologies go out to Edward Bulwer-Lytton on the opening sentence of this posting, incidentally.
That's all there is for now, folks. Weather permitting, I'll see y'all here tomorrow morning:
Irrespective of whether you make it to the Classic City tomorrow, though, be sure to vote in the latest poll, which concerns issues raised in my previous posting. We in S.E.C. country are doing what we can to overcome the (Tu)Pac-10/(Notorious) S.E.C. feud, up to and including rescheduling "EDSBS Live" for the benefit of West Coast listeners like Kanu and . . . um, O.K., mostly just Kanu. Still, tune in, if you would. Much obliged.