If you are even remotely interested in the NFL and don’t know about Peter King’s new MMQB website, you’re missing out.
He’s an excellent stand-alone writer who has assembled a similarly excellent team of writers. Everything they’ve done in one short week since launch day has been outstanding.
One of my favorite parts of Peter’s long-standing weekly MMQB (Monday Morning Quarterback) column on Sports Illustrated is the “10 Things I Think I Think” section in which he dives into 10 insights, both positive and negative, about the roundup of weekend games. The new website opened this feature up to players, and reading Kirk Cousins’ this morning made me want to write one of my own. (You are also missing out if you don’t head over to MMQB right now and read Kirk’s!) And because I’ve started 87 other drafts and can’t seem to finish one to save my life, I think I think I’m going to write mine today (and that doesn’t count as one of my items).
10 Things I Think I Think
1. I think I love football more than just about anything else in this world. To the point where I am barely containing the feelings of giddy anticipation that run rampant every time I think about training camps being in session RIGHT NOW!
2. I think that next to football, southeastern Pennsylvania is pretty high on my list. I was there for a few days last week to visit family and I always come home feeling about 1,000 times better about life than when I left. Especially when that visit includes Chick-fil-A.
3. I think if I had a free voucher for a domestic flight in my hands right now, I’d probably use it to go back to San Diego. I love that place. Beach + sunshine + nice people + Trader Joe’s + Jamba Juice. What more do you need, really?
4. I think mornings are the best part of the day. Due in part to their close association with coffee.
5. I think if I gave everyone I encounter – especially my family – the same amount of grace that Jesus gives me on a daily basis, my relationships would improve dramatically.
6. I think being able to get Evolution Fresh juices at Starbucks is one of my favorite surprises so far this year.
8. I think “everything in moderation” is a bad motto to live by. I don’t drink arsenic in moderation. I doubt the general public would be ok with murder in moderation. So why are other things, usually also vices, deemed acceptable in moderation? It seems like a slippery slope, and an easy excuse for me to wriggle out of discipline.
9. I think a lot of these topics are going to be reincarnated into future blog posts.
10. I think my tank is empty. I don’t need a vacation or less on my plate or even more free time; I need a sustainable way to make ends meet by doing what I love but not missing my life in the process.
What do you think you think?