This blog will host my ramblings about life. To be a bit more specific, I'll probably focus on these subjects: music, sports, food, the everyday beauty of life, and the comedy/tragedy/absurdity of our existence. That about covers it.
The April issue of The Atlantic has one of the more interesting articles about religion I've read in a long, long time.
It looks at Christianity, and in particular the marketing of the Christianity by Paul, and how the religion was adapted for globalized world of religious ideas. One heading of the article is "Paul as CEO."
While most A-Day games (final spring scrimmage for Alabama) don't provide a lot of exciting news, here are my so-called thoughts on some of the highlights/lowlights of interest from Saturday.
With the loss of two very good TEs who were seniors, it was nice to see Colin Peek and Preston Dial step up and catch quite a few passes during the game. Dial, in particular, tied with Marquis Maze as leading receiver. Besides Julio Jones, Maze was the receiver that stood out. He had a couple of reverses that were outstanding. And he's supposedly the fastest guy on the team, so I expect him to the get the ball in his hands more often this season. The dude's short though. Unfortunately, he didn't catch a few balls thrown his way that drew the ire of Coach Saban and groans from me.
McElroy, for the most part, looked good, but in regard to those after him on the depth chart I wasn't impressed. The heralded recruit, Star Jackson, made poor decisions. And Thomas Darrah, presumably number 3 on the depth chart at QB as a walk-on, didn't do much early on, but got better as the game wore on. But if McElroy gets hurt sometime this year, that's scary. A freshman QB is coming in this fall, but he needs a year in the weight room and training table.
The rushing offense didn't look good at all. With both Upchurch and Ingram out of action for the sake of precaution, it's hard to tell if the offensive line and running offense stunk or the rush defense is just that good. I'd have to lean toward the latter.
As reported by an AP reporter recently, click HERE for the article, two-year colleges are doing a good job of adjusting to job training made necessary by the growth of alternative energy and, well, a sucky economy.
While many two-year colleges are doing a good job of adapting/changing, I haven't seen as many four-year colleges making this area a priority. Universities are "greening" themselves and their images, sure, but the number of four-year colleges offering degrees related to alternative energy is pretty small.
In another forum in which I like to pontificate, I picked the Cubs to win the NL Central.
I think I'm going to change that pick after some further thought. I think the Cards will win the division, and the Cubs win the wild card although the Reds could surprise.
I just don't like the center field situation with a Fukudome/Johnson platoon. While I've complained about not having enough left-handed bats in the lineup for a long time and I like Bradley, he'll get hurt sometime. I also worry about Harden and Dempster having strong years.