Archive for Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Maybe changes will help with post-holiday blues

January 14, 2004

I just can't escape this post-holiday depression I've found myself in. It's been this and that, but Monday morning it just flat had me like never before. Why?

As near as I can tell by now, it's football.

The Chiefs' loss Sunday was just kind of the final blow for me, I guess. This had been such a great football season. Baldwin High School went farther in the Class 4A playoffs than any Bulldog team in more than a decade. Kansas State University won its first-ever Big 12 championship by upsetting then No. 1 ranked Oklahoma. The Chiefs started off 9-0 and still managed to win the AFC Western Division title.

Heck, I even won the football picking contest between me and the boys this year. Brett usually wins, but Anth and I both beat him this year. But, Brett rallied in the final week to take first place away from me in our fantasy football league.

I guess I should have known that was the beginning of the end for my football fortunes this year. Looking back now, it was all down hill from there.

But, even with all of that, what really has me depressed is that the end of football season really is within sight. Sure, there are still the conference title games and the Super Bowl left. But, that's only three games.

I don't ordinarily count the Pro Bowl as a game, but I just might this year. Heck, seven members of the Chiefs will be playing on the AFC offense. And, for a change, they'll actually have a defense backing them up.

Oh, I'm just too bitter. It's only a game, it's only a game ...

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  • Of course, with the New Year there are resolutions and changes. The biggest change here will be moving the Signal's publication day from Wednesdays to Thursdays beginning in February.

We've been a Wednesday paper since our inception March 3, 1999. Yes, this will be our fifth birthday coming up. It just seemed like a good time to make the switch.

We'll be able to get another day's worth of news, sports and advertising in each week, which will serve our readers better.

We're looking forward to the change, but it will take some getting used to for all of us. Tuesday production days have been at the heart of my life for five years, I'm afraid. Now it's going to be Wednesday.

We'll all have to get used to it. Mark your calendars for Jan. 28 and Feb. 5. The Jan. 28 date will be the last Wednesday Signal. The Feb. 5 date will be the first Thursday Signal.

Changes are good and this is a good time to do them. Now, if I could just get a better grip on my resolution ...

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