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Postcards from the Blog: Literary Competitions, Goat Roasts, and . . . Basketball? Yes, Basketball!

Ere we get down to the serious business of getting geared up for the resumption of SEC play in Oxford this weekend, permit me to address a small handful of housecleaning details. These are they:

  • The Dawg Sports Literary Competition runs through 4:00 p.m. Eastern today, and some fine entries already have been submitted in the fanposts. If you’re interested in joining in the fun, please post yours in a fanpost, as well. The most well-received entry will be promoted to the front page, and given the thanks of a grateful Bulldog Nation. Unless we lose. Then, it’s your fault, and we will hurl animadversions and overripe tomatoes at you. But you’ll still have gotten the front page thing. So you’ve got that going for you.
  • If you haven’t yet ordered your Second Annual Sacrificial Goat Roast T-shirt, it’s not too late for you to do so. Order yourself a T-shirt, RSVP for the event, and join us at the Blind Pig on October 15, where a good time will be had by all. Unless we lose. Then, we’ll all be miserable. But at least we’ll be miserable together instead of miserable alone. So we’ve got that going for us.
  • Speaking of giving your RSVP for a Dawg Sports get-together, we have made tentative plans for a group excursion to see Mark Fox’s Hoop Hounds take on Cincinnati in Stegeman Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2. This, of course, will require buying a block of seats in advance, which means we will need folks to put their money where their keyboards are.

    Here’s the deal: If you want to go, leave a comment saying so. By leaving a comment saying so, you are granting me or another designated Dawg Sports representative (it would be someone on the masthead, not someone I pulled off the street) permission to contact you at the e-mail address you provided when you signed up for an SB Nation user account, in order to make arrangements to exchange mailing addresses. Once we have firm commitments, we will get the attendees to send in their money, order the tickets in a block, and send the tickets by mail. I know that’s cumbersome, but that’s the best way I could think of to do it. Naturally, if you have a better idea, that, too, may be left in the comments. Before someone DavetheDawg or RedCrake asks, no, we do not accept the PayPals.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled sports weblog, which already is in progress.

Go ‘Dawgs!