It’s not too late to jump in. Click here and sign up.
And for those of you who have already signed up, don’t forget this week’s first game is Thursday’s TAMU-South Carolina meeting.
If you want to attend the meet and greet with Hoppy, things will get started at 1:30, which should give everyone plenty of time to socialize before heading to the Dawg Walk (Hoppy is!) and the game.
Assuming Verizon’s network isn’t overloaded, I’ll try to post something indicating where we are in the lot, but in any event, we’ll have some sort of identifying marker up for you to catch.
I’ve known about something for a while that I’ve kept under my hat in order not to jinx it: our man Hoppy, star of stage and screen, is coming for the opener against Clemson to take in his first game between the hedges.
I promised the man at the time that if he ever showed up here, he’d never have to buy a beer in this state and I intend to keep up my part of the bargain. In that spirit, I’ve invited him to my modest tailgate that day. He’s accepted. So what the hey, you’re invited, too.
This will be a completely ramshackle affair, befitting me and the blog. You’re welcome to come, but bring your own consumables – and some beer for the man and his four-person group, all of whom contributed to the making of the video.
We’ll be set up somewhere in the railroad lot just up the street from the stadium (I think it’s Lot 29). Hoppy, as you might expect of someone who’s making his first pilgrimage to the Classic City, has several stops to make, so he won’t be spending his entire day with us. But we’ll get some sort of formal time arranged for anyone who’d like to know when to come by and meet. In other words, there will be a follow-up post or two about this. Basically I just wanted to get an early word out.
Hope to see some of you there.
Okay, I just set up this year’s CFB pick ‘em pool.
If you were a participant last year, an invite should be winging its way to your e-mail box as you read this. If you didn’t play last year, but want to join in the fun this season, click here.
As I mentioned yesterday, the format is unchanged. Each week, we’ll pick ten winners against the spread, with a tiebreaker.
Just got the email, so I thought I’d ask: who’s in for a college pick ‘em pool this season? If there’s enough interest, I’ll set it up again, with the same format we’ve played under before.
Let me know in the comments about your participation. Thanks.
Sometime yesterday, Get the Picture enjoyed its 20,000,000th hit. As someone who started this blog on a complete lark (Reggie Ball as my muse!), call me gobsmacked by that number.
Needless to say, I still enjoy bloviating as much as ever. But I enjoy your company here even more. Thanks for continuing to stop by the joint.
Banged up, but back home.
I really appreciated your best wishes, both in the comments and emails I received. Group hug, everyone.
I was able to follow stuff during the week, so football posts will follow.