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Know Thine Enemy

Monday
September 16, 2002

"We can't go on together with suspicious minds"
-Elvis Presley "Suspicious Minds"

"They say be careful who you believe
Be careful who you trust"
-Tom Petty "Billy The Kid"

Late last week at the station, my friend Marvin Tarver (the 11 PM executive producer) decided to take a look at my webpage. "Concerts versus sleep, I know how that is," he said. Then he made the comment that this was a "blog" -- a webpage diary. I vehemently told him that this was far from it.

With the job I have, you can't just write whatever you want out there for anyone to read it. Actually that's probably not advisable with most jobs, even for the self-employed. But as a TV news producer, sometimes it's best to watch what you say, especially on the 'net. Hell, I can't even send private express messages at work without getting the business about it. No, if this was a blog I'd explain what I mean and draw the analogy to looking out the window of Clegern's old office this morning at the feast on the chicken wings and chips in the newsroom like a kid stuck in math class looking at other kids playing outside. But it's not, so I won't.

Sometimes things from my life will find their way in here, but it's my webpage so that's the way it works. It's a selective commentary. A far cry from an all-out blog. But that doesn't mean I'm not keeping score in the real world.

How messed up is the NFL season this year? The Carolina Panthers are 2-0 and the St. Louis Rams are 0-2. Funny, the Sunday morning before last I was hearing on ESPN radio about how the Rams might go 15-1 or 14-2. Umm... not looking that way right now.

Baseball playoffs are moving closer. Something with the Minnesota Twins makes me think "out in the first round". Inexperienced squad who clinched early who may not fully realize how quick 3-out-of-5 can go. As a Yankees fan, the AL team that scares me the most in Oakland. The A's are tough, and they've been there before.

Not much else to say. Eagles/Skins tonight should be fun. We'll see how Steve Spurrier's passing game handles that tough Eagles' D. Even more interesting might be how Donovan McNabb and company match up with Marvin Lewis' defense.


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