Although it straddles the line between work and play, the great thing about running Beerleaguer is that I can still step back and become a fan.
What started as a hobby has grown into more, and while the viewpoint has changed, the same butterflies will swirl in the hours leading up to 3 p.m. It was around this time last season when I started introducing more stand-alone graphics into the rotation. I did this for two reasons. First, I enjoy it tremendously and believe it adds life to the site. Readers seem to enjoy it and it breaks the monotony. Second, it’s an outlet to become an unbridled fan. It's restorative. What better time than the post-season to shut off the analytical side of the brain and fire up the fun half. Frankly, there’s little difference between what I do in Photoshop and what co-eds scrawl on bed sheets leading up to the big pep rally. Phils R # 1 indeed.
Programming note: Listen to 830-AM WEEU tomorrow at 9 a.m. when I rah rah sis boom bah the morning away on Mike Faust’s Feedback Show.