I know. I know. It’s been five days since I’ve blogged and the reason is I’m not blogging Fantasy Football this week. My team was blown out in Week 3 after another horrendous streak of bad luck including but not limited to the Titans putting up over 40 points on the Lions (I started the Lions DST), Romo having a stinker of a game [and 5 points to go with it] and CJ Spiller (my prized RB1) getting injured early in the Bills vs. Browns matchup. I’m 0-3 and headed in the wrong direction so I’m just going to stop overanalyzing and hope things turnaround before there’s no shot.
I have a good book recommendation in “Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White” by Adam Hamilton. For those unaware with who Hamilton is, he’s the pastor of the largest United Methodist congregation in the United States at Church of the Resurrection in the greater Kansas City area. In the book, Hamilton examines the popular conservative and liberal views on a myriad of topics and highlights the gray area where he finds himself more often than not.
I’m almost always in the “gray” area when it comes to anything, especially relating to issues on politics, morality and religion so I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who thinks there is something wrong with them because they don’t agree with the “left” or the “right.” Extremists from both sides would probably not be a fan because Hamilton reaches for compromise in the middle. However, if you find yourself torn when it comes to the aforementioned issues, check it out.
I haven’t talked much about work on my blog but things over at my website continue to go well. I’ve focused this week on revamping our social media platforms and have already seen a good amount of success. We have over 10.6K followers on Twitter and are looking to cross 8K fans on Facebook. I also cranked out a YouTube video this week which was well received and is quickly approaching 1000 views.
My Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff spot last night but I can’t get that excited because of the stupid “play-in game.” Don’t get me wrong, it was exciting watching the boys pop bottles of champagne and recover from last year’s debacle, but the risk of being “one and done” after a season of hard work hardly seems worth it. If MLB wants to expand their playoffs, expand the playoffs. If not, leave it as it is. Coming up with a one game scenario is not only a tease but really unfair when it comes to the Braves as we have a 5.5 game lead over St. Louis (the second place Wild Card team) and could end up being eliminated by them before the start of the divisional series.
If the races come down to a one game play-in scenario - that’s great. However, we are far better in the standings and shouldn’t have to “play-in.” We’ve earned a playoff spot, not a “play-in” spot.
Sore from yesterday’s workout of bench and deadlifts and hungry from depleted protein levels. I’m headed to lunch so I’ll wrap this up. Thanks for reading and I’ll see ya next time.