Friday, August 31, 2007

Hiatus


Here, on the eve of another football season, I am sad to report the blog is going on hiatus.  

Fate has dealt me a cruel hand.  I work for a company that has steadily put tighter and tighter control over its computer systems.  In other words, they don’t want their employees looking at *pron* while they are at work.  Fine by me; I am not a big connoisseur of *pron* anyway.  Then, last year, all fantasy sports sites were blocked.  And now, … all blogging sites have been blocked as well.  Rivals is even blocked.  Most message boards are blocked as well, but somehow ponyfans.com has escaped this fate thus far.

Now, I have three options.  First, I can just post from home.  Given the fact that I am spending more and more time at work and I foolishly accepted a municipal board appointment on the side (don't ask), the little time I have at home  is monopolized by two kids and a wife and enough stuff that I ought to be doing at home instead of blogging.  Also, I am having problems with my browser's interface with blogger.

Second, I can blog by email (which I am doing with this post).  The problem with that is that I can’t even read what I post until I get home.  It is nearly impossible to post images or files or any kind of formatted text via email.  I also can’t read comments.  It really is not a practical option.

Third, I can go into semi-retirement, which is what I have reluctantly decided to do.  I say "reluctantly" because I believe there is a place for an irreverent and critical voice of the SMU athletic depart that you don't get from the usual sources.  I am still a Mustang fan and somehow, despite not going to a bowl and keeping its coach, SMU has gotten more money out of me than ever before.   The blog may come back at some point, but for now I will spend my free time on ponyfans.com and at the games cheering for SMU.

Anyone is free to contact me at smufootballblog@gmail.com.

For now, I leave you with this (again, because this is by email, I can't post it as a imbedded screen):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snM2RWfs2xI

Thursday, August 23, 2007