So, is comment moderation a success, or not? It certainly has cut down on the number of comments. I'll continue it for awhile, see what happens, or doesn't. In case you're wondering, I've only declined to publish one, for name-calling.
Got a thing or two to cover with you all when I return, and if I get a chance I'll post from afar.
In the meantime, a quick hit or two on drydock:
(1) I haven't minded the soccer talk at all. I watched some of some of the games, including once in the company of a guy who was a high school soccer star hereabouts and went to college on a soccer scholarship. I can see why people can get hooked on the game, but my exposure to the game to date (including a couple of FC Dallas games live) hasn't engaged me. I had the odd and probably wrong feeling that the game seemed, of all things, slow. And this coming from someone who finds baseball fascinating to watch. Baseball and football at least have the potential for explosiveness and drama in every pitch, every snap. Soccer just seems too . . . hard. Probably why I don't enjoy watching golf much, either. I don't mind the lack of scoring, but it appears too random somehow. Although the fact that some teams are perennially great suggests that it is not, at all. Just looks that way while waiting for some action in front of the net.
But if the country embraces it, if The Ticket talks about it, it's OK with me. I'm nothing if not educable.
(2) Will soccer experience a hockey-stick-graph increase in popularity as a result of the World Cup? No more than ice hockey does after the Stanley Cup. Or before. Remember all the hoo-hah after the women's team did so well and developed some stars awhile back? Maybe a blip, maybe even a permanent blip, but not much.
The JV joshing is also fresher than it has been in recent years, with the addition of Justin Montemayor, Logan Gourley, David Mino, others. Is it cruel sometimes? I dunno; I haven't gotten the feeling of bullying so far.
See you in a week or so, maybe sooner.
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