It's that time of the year again.
The sky takes on a deep cloudless blue.
It's getting darker just a little bit earlier.
Children wake up earlier and bundle up for school.
All of the reasons you have to continue your cases because of summer vacations have ebbed away, like the slack tide at the summer shore.
Football season is here.
If you were in the award winning Fantasy Football league last year, you should have received an email.
If you are a new prosecutor or PD and want in on the action with the big boys (no goils have as yet joined our league, but all are welcome) send us an email and we will consider letting you in.
If you are a certain herald reporter, then once again you will tuck your San Diego tail between your legs and not publicly embarrass yourself.
So get ready for some football.
You know it, you love it, you can't live without it.
Our survivor league.
The rules are deceptively simple. Pick one team, only one team, every week, to win, no spread involved. Once you use that team you cannot pick that team again.
Ahhh, it seems so simple. And yet, the league is legion for crushing the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of football fanatics, retired judges residing in California, south beach gourmands, angry Romanian lawyers, and general know-it-alls.
Do you dare take the challenge?
It's simple to play. Just send an email to fbpool12@gmail.
Then, BEFORE the kickoff (which starts as always on a Thursday this year) send an email with a pick. If you want to pick the deflators over the Steelers, send a pick before the Thursday kickoff. If you want to pick a Sunday game, send an email before the game starts.
Here is the complicated part. Some participants, usually those who wear a black robe for work, get confused and send their pick to the email associated with this blog and NOT to firstname.lastname@example.org. That is NOT an official pick.
We get hundreds of important emails at day at the blog email. There are Nigerian entrepreneurs willing to fund important business projects, Nigerian widows who need help settling their large estates, lonely Nigerian women looking for love and assistance, and we need to keep the Survivor Pool emails completely separate from our important work.
Which is why, at great personal expense we have opened a SEPARATE email account for the survivor pool only. It is at email@example.com. This is the one and only acceptable email to send your pick too.
Obama@whitehouse,gov will not work. Neither will Hillary@classifiedstateemails.com, or Trump@dofus.com or Ovalle305@chicken.com.
Not to belabor the point (actually to belabor the point) the only way to successfully enter the survivor pool is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To start this year please include the following subject in your first email "RE: mothers against Broward Judges who drink and drive".
This will get you registered and enrolled.
Have fun. The battle for second place is about to begin.
See You In Court.
We are back.
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