Monday, October 06, 2008

Live from South Dakota

Last weekend, I spent a few hours sampling high school sports blogs from daily newspapers around the country, from the Salt Lake City Tribune to the Charlotte Observer. Granted, an unusual exercise in web surfing, but well worth the time. As you'd imagine, the coverage and chat are quite formulaic - scores, recaps, coach quotes, which star athletes have accepted scholarship offers to which powerhouse schools. Then, for something entirely different, there's the Rapid City (South Dakota) Journal and its weekly "Three-Minute Drill." I can't decide whether to award these youth sports bloggers a prize for originality (certainly not for set design), but I do plan on tuning in again. Think of if as the "Washington Week" of prep football.

Gentlemen, is that empty seat in the front reserved for me?

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