Posted on June 20, 2008 by Michael McNeil
From a football standpoint, things are pretty quiet these days. I like to think of it as the calm before the storm. The NFL Draft, rookie minicamps and OTA’s are pretty much behind us. Training camp looms on the horizon. The football season is in limbo.
With that being said, I thought it the perfect time to make some changes around here. And these are not your standard run-of-the-mill changes, like getting a new header image or some new widgets. Nope. This is big.
We have been running off the free WordPress blog for quite a while now and it has served us well. But the time has come to move up and play with the big boys in the blogging industry. The Hazean is going live:
Finally, we are moving up in the world. We bought the domain last week, had to get it transferred (thanks, Mock Draft Central) and now are ready to roll with our new digs.
What this means for you, the reader:
- First, we need you guys to head over to the new site and subscribe via reader or email. We do not want to leave you guys in the dark (this site is not going to be updated anymore), and we want more people to subscribe, so tell your friends to do so as well! However, if you already are a subscriber here, you can keep your subscription and I will fix the feed later this week to automatically transfer you to the new blog.
- Second, more content. We are going to have a few more guys helping write with the goal of throwing out at least one post a day. Some examples: Daily Haze instead of Weekly Haze, interviews, training camp reports, rookie watch, the Monday morning rehab, Friday polls and lists, player rankings and much more.
- Third, more features. Polls, ads, maybe some contests, who knows. As we find cool stuff to do with the blog, we will push it out to you, the reader, to make your stay at The Hazean as good as possible. We want to know more of your ideas/suggestions/comments too!
So head on over to TheHazean.com and bookmark it, or subscribe via feed reader or email. This blog is done, we will not update it anymore from now on, so consider this its farewell. It has been good to us, no doubt, but we are ready for the next phase.
Looking forward to seeing you guys at the new site! Bring your friends!
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Posted on June 18, 2008 by Michael McNeil
Posted on June 16, 2008 by Michael McNeil
Did anyone watch the US Open final round yesterday? Pretty amazing stuff. Tiger v. Rocco today at 11 a.m. CST starting on ESPN should be worth a watch if you get the chance. I will be keeping up with the 18-hole playoff via The Big Lead.
For it being the NFL offseason, yesterday was a pretty big sports day. Fittingly, since it was Father’s Day and all. In addition to the thrilling Open, the College World Series played a couple of games and the NBA Finals tipped off in the night cap, with the Lakers forcing a game six in Boston.
Back to football, though. Only a couple updates in the MMR today, but all big names. Hit the jump to read the latest. Continue reading
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Posted on June 13, 2008 by Michael McNeil
By: Blaine Clancy
Pick me, please me, pay me!
With most teams’ OTA’s wrapping up, three of the top five selections in the 2008 NFL draft have already been signed: Jake Long, left tackle with the Miami Dolphins, Matt Ryan, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, and Darren McFadden, running back for the Oakland Raiders.
Each player brings huge fantasy implications to their respective teams. Hit the jump to go in-depth. Continue reading
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Posted on June 11, 2008 by Michael McNeil
Here are this week’s great reads:
For more great reads, check out my Google Reader Shared Items page.
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Posted on June 9, 2008 by Michael McNeil
WordPress was down for a little while this morning, so I was afraid I would not get this out on time. But alas, WP came through in the clutch like the LSU baseball team in getting things up-and-running again.
So I was in Austin this weekend for an ultimate frisbee tournament, and by now you all know our good friend Cedric Benson was — once again — in Austin again for the weekend. And again, Benson got himself into trouble.
It could be big trouble for Benson. Rumors are flying that he could be canned today. Good thing the Bears drafted Matt Forte in the second round of this year’s draft.
The moral of the story: If you are a Cedric Benson owner, keep your eyes peeled for updates today. Everyone else, hit the jump for this week’s MMR. Continue reading
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Posted on June 4, 2008 by Michael McNeil