Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Break Winding Down

Drive and Dish has been more or less silent for the last two or three months. Our dearth of blogging activity has not been entirely by choice. Drive and Dish's Atlantic Coast Conference/Tobacco Road bureau chief, Mark Buckets, has retired from sports blogging, and the last several months have been particularly taxing and challenging for the sole remaining full time Drive and Dish writer, yours truly, Have Jumpshot Will Travel (a.k.a. Trashtalk Superstar).

From late February to the conclusion of college basketball in early April (roughly the point at which I began to be abnormally crunched for time), I did my best to continue dishing out basketball commentary. Unfortunately, our NCAA Tournament and Final Four co
verage was considerably less extensive than it had been in previous years. And after North Carolina carted their fifth NCAA National Championship trophy back to Chapel Hill, Drive and Dish went into a late spring/early summer period of hibernation (yeah, spring/summer is a strange time to hibernate, but -- quick, somebody tell Al Gore -- it has been an unusually chilly summer in Chicagoland).

By necessity, I'
ve had to spend an unusually large chunk of the spring and summer on the road (hey, things can get hectic when you're running from the authorities). At first, I managed to knock out several blog posts from airports and hotel rooms. But as my schedule became more tight, my blogging productivity ultimately dwindled.

But take heart, loyal Dri
ve and Dish readers: in the coming weeks, Drive and Dish will return to it's normal summer level of blogging activity (which roughly amounts to a blog post or two per week). And once we pocket the millions in federal set asides that the Stimulus Package allocated for bloggers with Blogspot and Wordpress sports blogs, we should be going full tilt, with both barrels blazing!

In the meantime, you can check out Dri
ve and Dish's thoughts/ramblings in 140 characters or less at Twitter.