Hey! It’s only been two weeks since the last Weekly Open Thread! That’s progress!
To update you on the things that have happened in the last two weeks: Family has come and gone, the NFL Draft has happened — and Florida players who weren’t drafted found landing spots I haven’t mentioned here, I know — and the ugliest alleged incident involving a Florida athlete in a few years became public knowledge.
And, well, not a lot else that makes the radar for posts around here has transpired, especially as I’ve been recovering from that family visit. (Family: Gotta love ‘em to keep from hating them, sometimes.)
But that’s changing today, with the beginning of this series of Florida football posts that I teased a couple weeks ago, and with a slew of emails to potential contributors that I meant to send last week and didn’t get around to. And it will continue this week with what I hope are some posts that become weekly staples, ones that augment the long-running Chomping at Bits format and add spaces for me — and other writers — to do more regular opining.
This isn’t Alligator Army 2.0 or 3.0 or whatever; I am not going to tell you that I’m turning over a new leaf nine years into working this job. But I am going to say that my aspiration this offseason is to put up at least two posts each weekday and a single post each Saturday and Sunday, beginning now — and that, for once, I have a plan in place that I like when it comes to adhering to that posting schedule.
So, down below, we can talk about all that — or Avengers: Endgame, which I have seen and which I’m going to lift an informal spoiler ban on, following the lead of Marvel releasing a new spoiler-rife trailer for Spider-Man’s European Vacation this morning, or the bizarre NBA (Steph Curry: Currently possessed by a Nerdluck?) and NHL (Carolina: Buoyed by the spirit of Petey Pablo?) playoffs, or the XFL very surprisingly getting a deal with Disney along with a more expected one with Fox, or ... you know, that five-star running back from a Florida stronghold picking Clemson, if we have to talk about that. (There’s more on that coming this week, I promise.)
But these Weekly Open Threads are going to be a place for me to basically ramble every Monday morning this late spring and summer, and I hope you’ll indulge me on that. Expect them by no later — and typically earlier — than 10:30 a.m. Eastern on Mondays.