This blog has little to do with my thoughts on San Luis Obispo High football, per se. But just go with it.
I noticed that a previous blog got pirated off course by a couple of posters who saw an opening to bring up Tigers football. It seriously seems like that's all anyone is interested in.
And since I just came off a meeting with The Tribune's Managing Editor Tad Weber today where we talked about ways to make the blog a little more fresh, I figure put "SLO High Football" in the headline — and KABOOM — the hit count numbers will soar off the charts.
And that's exactly what I want to blog about: football versus spring sports.
I know football is king, not just locally, but nationally. Basketball and hockey playoffs have begun, baseball is back in full swing, but all anyone wants to talk about is NFL Draft.
I try to write a thoughtful blog on the Tigers boys volleyball program and the only two comments are about a prep football season that's four months away.
Incidentally, those were my first two comments since March. So either I'm really boring or spring sports are. Which is it? (After speaking at C.L. Smith Elementary in February, the fourth grade class will tell you it's me. So don't ask any of them.)
I'm not buying the idea that more kids play football, therefore more parents are interested. Talk to Jordan Hasay's dad, Joe. He'll tell you that track and field's numbers dwarf those of baseball. I'd bet they're pretty close to football, too. And have you checked out a track and field story recently? Many of the stars are the same boys who played football.
So what's the deal? Should I just change this blog to an all-football-all-the-time experience?
OK, I'm not asking that seriously, but here is a topic to discus: Why doesn't anyone seem to care much about spring sports?
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Posted by Joshua D. Scroggin at 10:08 PM