If you noticed I’ve been gone for a few days, there’s good reason. No, I didn’t become a father again — so, yeah, not that good a reason. Instead, I was out of town on my annual golf buddies’ trip.
As you can read here, it was a fruitful trip for yours truly. When you’re a dad of two in his mid 30s, slipping on a green jacket — even one bought at a thrift shop, now in tatters — amounts to a monumental athletic achievement.
Of course, it was somehow 55 degrees, rainy and windy on consecutive days in late June. That it didn’t affect me probably says more about my work environments on Friday and Saturday nights in the fall than it does about my golf game. Those conditions would be considered downright balmy deep in the heart of the football season, so I’ll thank my experience trudging up and down sidelines in bitter cold, rain, wind, etc. for my victory. I’ve been in much worse.
It seems hard to fathom now, but those frigid October and November nights are not so far off. To help everyone get into football mode, I will start posting team previews this week. They will take a look at where area programs sit as they crawl toward the start of practice.
The first previews will post tomorrow morning and I’ll continue to post them until I have no more left to post. If you are a coach and haven’t sent me one yet, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At some point soon, I will also post my annual list of candidates for Super 11. I’ve compiled — thanks to your help — an extensive list of highlights for you to watch. If your highlights have not been posted yet, e-mail them to me at the address above.
And remember: Check back tomorrow for summer football preview. Also, advice: Try to avoid three-putts at all costs.