Friday, July 15, 2011

07/15 (FNL) Quickie

No NFL deal yet, but it sure feels inevitable -- now that they're this far, it's in everyone's best interests to get this settled soon enough (within a week) to get the teams in camps and going.

What I'm watching this weekend: The Women's World Cup final -- US vs. Japan.

What I'm watching tonight: The "Friday Night Lights" series finale. I'm among those who think it's a terrific show. I don't think there has been a TV mom in history played more skillfully than Connie Britton's "Tami Taylor." She, not Kyle Chandler's Coach Eric Taylor, is the true center of the show, and their relationship -- not the football stuff -- is the show's soul. I'm bummed the show is ending but grateful that it was given this final season to find some closure.

Anniversaries: Two years ago today, I launched, which from July 2009 through April 2010 (and particularly that July-January final college football season) was one of the most interesting experiences of my life -- as a writer, as a media-industry wonk and as a fan. The blog is still around -- nearly 1,000 posts later -- and the light posting is more a function of limited news about Tebow than a lack of interest in keeping it going. But for that first year: Wow, a lot of fun.

Quickish is rolling all day (and all weekend) with the latest on the NFL Lockout developments, coverage of the Women's World Cup final, great recommendations and so much more. Check it out!

-- D.S.

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