Its been a quiet month for Ramblin’ On.
I’ve admittedly neglected things here the past few weeks.
But then, in my defense, December was a crazily busy time in our family with birthdays, a new puppy, a trip to Vegas, deadlines in the office, and two kids who are still young enough to enjoy the magic and wonder associated with all things Christmas.
We’ll load up the Jeep and hit the road headed towards Tampa tomorrow morning. I’m hoping to make good enough time to be plopped in front my my father-in-law’s new disgustingly large 3D plasma TV in time for kick off against Air Force. Say a prayer for me if you get a chance…the odds that we’ll make it to Tampa by 5pm are extremely long since the kids and the puppy will require extra stops. But hey…it gives me something to aim for right? And there’s always the DVR!
Just in case I’m not able to post again until after New Year’s, I’ll leave you gentle readers with a few thoughts here in the waning days of 2010…
That’s enough about football. I think people who follow the Yellow Jackets know what our issues are and where the challenges lie.
What about Georgia Tech hoops?
I took my daughter to the GT vs UGA women’s game. We’ve got a winner in Machelle Joseph. Great coach and program builder.
I try not to think about Georgia Tech men’s hoops.
I bought into a season ticket package with some buddies this season, but I’m pretty disgusted with things right now. I’ll be sitting second row for FSU, Clemson, and Miami later in the season. I’ll go because its fun to be on campus, but I don’t have lofty expectations.
Paul Hewitt? We can all thank Dave Braine for the legacy Dan Radakovich has been saddled with.
I’ll be there, cheering for the team and supporting the players on the court. The suits on the bench, well…maybe not so much.
As Forrest Gump would say, “That’s all I’ll say about that.”
There’s only one real constant in blogging or writing on the internet. It eats into your passion for the subject you are writing about, especially if you are a fan blogger. Anonymous comments ruin any chance at legitimate discussion or discourse and your alumni friends and family press you to aggressively counter what they perceive as hack jobs written by staff writers. Before you know it, your hobby has turned into a chore.
A truly successful blog is always a combination of original content and an entertaining community that fosters discussion, both positive and negative, without vulgarity and anonymous personal attacks.
2011 should be an interesting year with plenty to talk about:
Will Coach Johnson rebound in the post-Nesbitt era and with his own recruits in place?
Will Coach Hewitt win some road games and have the ACC success that has eluded Tech for so long now?
Will Coach Hall get the baseball Jackets back into the College World Series?
Will Tech’s women’s programs continue to excel as we have seen with basketball, softball, and volleyball recently?
Will that Boggs guy still be blogging about Tech for the AJC?
Only time will tell!
Happy New Year!