Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ready for some football

I feel like I'm only just now emerging from some dark bunker of lease and REA reviews on tight deadlines, all-night deal closing sessions, out of office assignments, lease negotiations and drafting (also on tight deadlines), and a few family events in quick succession (one fun, one sad and unexpected). Now, stepping out into the daylight, it turns out football season starts this weekend, and I'm getting excited and ready to enjoy the fall. Unfortunately, I'm also woefully underprepared to discuss this Irish squad because I've had no time to read up over the last few months - so it's time a few quick homework assignments, and then we'll be set. On the syllabus:

First: Blue-Gray Sky on the Irish run game and offensive personnel groupings.

Next: Charlie Weis's latest press conference from Tuesday.

Next: ND Nation's Georgia Tech preview.

And: The Rock Report on optimism and chocolate.

That should be a good primer. And my other last minute assignment is to remember to sign up for my friend's College Football Pick'em group. I hope it's not too late!