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The 2015 Fabris Pool: come on in, the water’s fine!

I am pleased to announce that Week One picks are up.

We’ve only got 117 folks who have signed up to play so far.  If you’re on the fence or just forgot, it’s not too late to jump in.  The invite link is here.

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The 2015 Fabris Invitational is a thing.

Email invites are going out as you read this post.  Just do the same thing to register as you’ve done in seasons past.

If you haven’t played before, but would like to participate now, click here.

And, no, the first week’s pool isn’t ready yet.

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Fabris Pool temperature taking

It’s the time to ask that question:  are you up for the challenge of another Fabris Pool this season?

I’m just gauging everyone’s mood to dive in again.  Format will remain the same as it’s been.

Let me know in the comments if you want to participate.  If enough interest is there, I’ll get it set up again.

Thanks.

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Checking out for a little R&R

If you’re astute enough to notice I’m posting at this ungodly hour, well, that’s because I’m leaving to catch a flight out west at a just slightly less ungodly hour.  I’m squeezing in a mini-vacay with some high school buddies to celebrate one’s sixtieth birthday. I’ll be back in Atlanta Sunday evening.

I will have Internet access, so I will be able to keep an eye on things here.  Blogging may be a little limited, so behave while I’m gone, you scamps.

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A couple of housekeeping notes

You guys have email questions about a couple of topics, I have answers (sort of, anyway).

  • Mumme Poll.  Yeah, tidefan and I are looking at bringing the old girl back for another season.  There’s a new tweak we may introduce for 2015, which would be to adopt a format closer to true approval voting.  Instead of requiring everyone to fill out an eight-team ballot, you would be free to select as many or as few teams as you think are worthy.
  • GTP tailgate.  Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment, but it sounds like there’s enough interest for us to have an encore.  The logical game for that would be South Carolina, with its 6PM start.

I’d like your feedback on both.  Please let me know what you think in the comments.  If I gauge there’s insufficient interest in either, I’d rather know now than spend a lot of time planning for something that’ll flop.

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25,000,000

The first full month I operated this blog, I averaged 98 hits a day.  (No, that wasn’t family and friends.)  So if you’d have walked up to me back then and said one day I’d see the GTP counter turn twenty five million, I’m sure I would have blinked and said something profound like, “er, what?”.

Needless to say, I’m immensely gratified, albeit more than a little surprised, to have pulled that off here.  It’s a blink of an eye for some of the big blogs out there, but it’s a pretty good showing for a small fish in a small pond.

I couldn’t have done it without you guys showing up and showing up again.  (And clicking on the occasional ad while you’re here, too.)  I appreciate every one of you who visits, whether you share your wisdom in the comments section, or just stop by to read what’s on my mind.  Hope you’ll keep coming back.

Thank you.  Really.

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My bad.

Remind me never to mention here when I’m going to be out for the day.  Especially when I’m going to be at a place that bans Internet access.

Today’s trollfest may be the single most embarrassing comment thread in the history of the blog.  But I think order has been restored.  At least for the moment.

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