Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CFB Roundtable: Final Thoughts on Daniel Jones and the NY Giants

I’ve been back and forth in my head about whether or not to write this.  On the one hand, the Giants draft infuriated me so badly that I feel like I have to talk about it, or else I’ll scream.  But then again, everybody and their brother has already written something about the draft.  It’s not clear that the universe needs my particular thoughts.
Part of the reason that I’m actually doing this, and that I’m doing it here, is that we’ve been over this at some length as an As For Football (AFF) staff, and not to put too fine a point on it, but nothing that’s not directly tied to Army Football is really on the menu over there.  We’ve got two sponsors now, and we’re growing, and things are generally pretty great.  However, our audience is a distinctly Army Football audience.  My dream of doing a weekly CFB Roundtable podcast are on indefinite hold, and any coverage of other teams and/or other aspects of the sports are also out at least for the foreseeable future.  My long-term goal for the site is to cover not only Army Football but also the football that Army fans are watching.  But there’s no consensus as to exactly what that means, nor has any of that stuff drawn enough interest to make it worthwhile.  Meanwhile, we need to actively resist taking focus away from stuff that’s actually working.
I’m not sure how to handle it.  Part of me feels like I should just do CFB Roundtable here, and if there’s an audience for it, maybe that will create some kind of opportunity.  We’ll see how it goes as the season progresses.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

More Pics from Water Island, USVI

Finally got a chance to pull the pictures from our trip to St. Thomas and Water Island, USVI, off of Sally's digital camera.  There were nearly 360 photos on there.  These are just some of my favorites.

On the ferry to water island right after our plane landed.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gardy Goes Yardy!

The Yankees swept the Boston Red Sox in the Bronx off on this Grand Slam.  After a miserable, injury-plagued start, it looks like the Bronx Bombers have maybe started finding their footing.  They're a game under .500, James Paxton and J.A. Happ have started to look a bit more like professional baseball players, and the team has started hitting some.

Hope springs eternal in the Bronx.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Some Thoughts on Titans and the New DC Universe Streaming Service

I bought our daughter Emma a subscription to the new DC Universe streaming service for her birthday.  She is a monster comic book fan and a superfan of the DCU’s Young Justice animated show, and it’s been great because we’ve been watching a ton of TV together since getting the subscription.
Source: "Why Wolfman and Perez's THE NEW TEEN TITANS Is a Must-Read"
Totally worth it from that standpoint.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Reliving Water Island

We’re back from the Virgin Islands, and it’s a Monday.  I’m dealing with it, but man, this time yesterday I was waking up in an entirely different world.
Sally and I flew out of JFK.  With that we got a cheaper flight that went direct, but I have to be honest and say that the airport itself was a pain in the ass.  Considering the number of people and planes they process on a day-to-day basis, they do a decent job, but there’s still no getting around the fact that 8.5M people live in New York City and maybe 25M live in the greater NYC metropolitan area, and that’s a lot of folks.  Add in tourist traffic, and yeah y’know, it was a whole deal.  We must’ve walked a mile and a half from security to our gate and from the gate back out to the street when we got back. 
Sally at JFK waiting for our flight.
That airport is amazing.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Going Back Online

I'm back.  I don't know for how long or how often, but for awhile anyway.

A couple of things happened while I was away.  First, the revenue on the blog spiked to $63!  That means I only need another $37 to get an advertising check from Google.  That's doable.