OK, so, by now I hope you have found this blog. I'm not entirely sure yet how this thing will differ from the old blog ... or if it will differ at all. We'll have to see how it plays out.
For those of you who didn't know or read about it in the last post, I had to take down the old blog because it apparently got hacked and it would redirect certain readers into Spam Hell. I have not heard yet of it doing any damage to anybody's computer, and I hope it didn't. My own computer seemed to bypass the redirect; I don't know if it's where I have my spam settings or what. Maybe you never even noticed it. Anyway, I took the site down. And I started this simpler to operate blog here at Blogspot. I think it was something I was going to have to do eventually anyway.
Everything should work about the same. You should be able to easily get the RSS feed to the right. There are polls there too. If you would like to print the posts, I've tried to make that fairly easy*.
*And you can use "Readability." If you have not been using Readability (or the similar "Reader" Option available on Safari) I would definitely recommend checking it out. It turns Internet stories into print-read and easy-to-read documents. It's pretty great.
If you're interested in the archives of the old blog, they are all available here at Sports Illustrated. I will try to get a search engine set up there as well. And, of course, that blog will continue to run just like the old blog.
And what will we do here? Other than the Web's finest collection of typos and duplicate words, I'm not entirely sure just yet. I'm not sure about the value of just reprinting the blog posts in two places -- we might do some of that. I also might use this to link to new SI posts, to tease stuff coming up, to write about some non-sports things, to put up polls, to do some live blogs and so on. We'll see how it progresses.
In the meantime, you are welcome to join in. I'm not sure how we'll handle the comments section. For now, anyone can comment but at some point I might make it so it's for registered users. That's a pain and some might rebel, but it also might keep our community somewhat intact. We can talk about it.
Here are some posts coming up. And, before going on, if you are so inclined -- or have a family member that might be inclined -- it would be great if you would join my wife Margo's blog here. She's got a bold 50-state plan in the works. Should be fun for the whole family.
Thanks everyone for coming on over.
Coming up (tentative):
-- The meaning of 50 home runs.
-- The 32 flukiest home run seasons ever (with help from Bill
-- The long awaited, sick-of-hearing-about-it iPad review.
-- The 32 best sports books.
-- The 32 greatest radio calls ever (with -- I hope -- some incredibly cool video/audio).
-- The poet.
-- The Favre In Winter
-- The meaning of horror movies.
-- Why Jon Miller rules.
-- A review of "Death to the BCS."
-- The mesmerizing tweets of an old boss.
-- Darkness on the Edge of Town: An Essay.