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Another week, another search for materialPosted Monday, February 28, 2011, at 1:20 PM
Once again I am faced with a minor dilemma and once again I'm facing it with no idea how to deal with it.
The dilemma is what to write about in this week's version of my column.
As many of you might or might not be aware, one of the things we are asked to do on a weekly basis is write one.
While to some that might seem like an ordinary, if not fairly easy task. And in most cases it really is just that.
But for some reason these past couple of weeks I've been going through something you might call writer's block when it comes to writing a column.
I feel like I've offered you the reader many insights -- some you might like or some you might not -- into various aspects of sports both locally and regionally.
Our boss, editor Chris Pruett, likes for us to keep it as focused on local interest as possible. And that's all well and good, but at the same time there's some struggles involved.
One could reflect on the past basketball season or on the upcoming tournament. But sometimes I feel like adding a column on one of the subjects might be a little like overkill.
I guess it's more about what I can find that will be both interesting and hopefully thought provoking to you the reader.
Or maybe it will be something that will spark a memory of some past event that made you feel proud of your school, teammate or offspring.
I hope that what ever it is that I end up writing about will at the very least entertain you. But not this week.
I just can't seem to find a topic that will offer the reader some great revelation into what's going on in the world of Greene County sports.
Here in our office we have a plethora of a fan base.
B.J. Hargis, the sports editor, is a die-hard Pacers fans.
He wears a Pacer jacket during the winter and has on more than one occasion in the spring and summer been seen wearing his Pacer jersey.
Chris Pruett is an unashamed Indiana University fan. His love of the Hoosiers is legendary in the office and one that is truly honest and believable.
Nick Schneider, our assistant editor, is a dyed in the wool Purdue fan. He speaks of the Boilermakers like my wife and I speak of our granddaughter Madison -- often and with pride.
Nick's knowledge what's happening the Big Ten and in Boilermaker Nation is well-respected and well-regarded among his friends and peers.
Myself, it's no secret that I am probably the biggest Chicago White Sox fan to ever hit the boundaries of not only Greene County, but definitely the Greene County Daily World.
If you scratch under my skin you will likely find a layer of epidermis that includes the logo "SOX" in old English letters permanently stitched throughout like a piece of cloth material.
I guess I could have written about that this week, but somehow it's a case of who would want to read about that.
Well, for what it's worth I hope to come up with something later this week that will at least fulfill my obligation when it comes to that aspect of my job.
And if I don't then I guess I'll just watch a couple of sectional games this week and try to find something worthwhile buried deep inside those to write about.
Rick is a sports writer for the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached by telephone at (812) 847-4487 ext. 20. Or he can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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