It's going to be an interesting year for the ZWR Football Preview, and with the start of the preview season approaching, now's a good time to take a peak at what we maybe could expect this season.
Teams to Watch
A standard of previews, don't be surprised to see this easily take a starring role. Now that I think of it, the same could go for players of note. Symmetry and such. I may or may not be talking about Marshawn Lynch, who sources within the editorial department hint will take the cover for a fourth straight season.
No Longer Stars
More than the emerging, I'm about the fall. I confess. It humanizes our heroes, to watch as the acknowledgment sets in, the notion that one has lived out an unspeakably fortunate fate and it doesn't just end, but does so abruptly (even if not unaware)... with the prospect of the better side of half your life being normal after transcending normalcy.
Imagine being a Goonie the Tuesday after that whole shebang. Right? There you go. Go do your homework.
Couldn't tell you. Wouldn't be surprised either way.
There are so many markets out there that it's hard to put out something that reaches all of them. The explosion of "media" for people with no place actually having a voice compounds things. Go too nerd and you miss the blockheads and get called all kinds of uncreative yet shockingly hurtful things. Go too blockhead and you feel as if you're cheating yourself. Cut it down the middle and everybody loses, except for the University of Arizona.
So my plan is to make it such that the bros, hos (after the bros, mind you), stat geeks, and fruitcakes can all "get it". Losers and the traditionally friends of hos are likely to be left out. I don't like it, and wish there were a way around it, but I also wish the New York Times got Herman Melville's name right in his obituary. I'll also try and correlate statistics to concept, and concept to breakfast cereals.
In short, it's gonna be a heck of a preview. There's a lot to look forward to, yet a whole heap of unanswered questions. Check the shelves soon!
Oh... and of course, this: