Not to make light of a terrible situation, but in my house Hurricane Irene has been a welcome guest. Sure my garden is under water (we measured 11″ of rain here), but I now have enough downed branches to stock up the wood pile. And not only that, we never lost power. Heck we even had our Direct TV working for most of the storm. And then the cherry on top was that our office building not only lost power, but still doesn’t have it today. Hence a day off. Thanks Irene.
On a Turtledroppings related note, countless people came across our website by searching Maryland Hurricane. In fact my boss said he was looking for Hurricane information and our site was #3 on his search. So Irene turned out to be a boast both domestically and professionally (assuming this website was a true profession).
Anyway, like all weather stories Irene is now ancient history. A couple clouds disipitating somewhere over extreme northern Canada, and for many it is now time to pick up and move on. Moving on for us means focusing on the other Hurricanes. I can’t believe our first game of the season is just one week away. Overall there isn’t much news to report out of camp. For those who follow Randy Edsall on Twitter, he seems pretty happy with the progress of the team.
A fact that I’d like to point out is that there hasn’t been too many injuries. When Justin Anderson went out, it was like here we go again, but no one has gone down since. I think we are in pretty good shape for this Miami game (knock on wood of course).
One thing that seemed to plague us in the Ralph Friedgen era was August injuries. It seemed like we would enter the opening game as if it were week 7. I wondered if that was normal, or something that maybe had to do with the coaching staff, and though we will never know, you have to admit the injury news has been at a minimum under Edsall so far. Let’s hope that continues.
Well as we get closer to game day we will obviously have a lot more news to report. But as of now, news has been slow. But look for that to change over the course of this week. Otherwise start getting your Labor Day plans in order as we prepare for both our first game of the season as well as first tailgate. Good thing Irene is out of the picture, now if we can just handle these other Hurricanes.
Anyone else see Da’Rel Scotts 97 yard Touchdown run? I’m not happy that he made the run for the Giants, but I am happy to see him make some highlight reels. Way to go Da’Rel. Thanks for making us proud.