Big Dan's Ramblings

Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

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UMass Football | MAC Is A Good Option

UMass Football

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I like to think that I have enough integrity to admit when I am wrong.  I recently wrote an article about my opinion on UMass Football joining the Mid-American Conference (MAC).  In that article, I talked about how I thought the Big East was a much better choice for UMass.  I used arguments about natural rivalries, more financially sound television deals and increased recruiting power (due to Big East affiliation) to promote my position.  All these points are sound and make a lot of sense when you look at the MAC versus the Big East.  I received a lot of feedback on that article beyond the comments on this blog.  After reading through these comments and doing some more research, I concluded one thing: I was wrong!  Moreover, the reason that I was wrong was because I overlooked one critical piece in this whole puzzle. Read more of this post

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Ramblings | 2010 Year In Review

Big Dan's RamblingsIt has been a great year for us here at Big Dan’s Ramblings.  I started publishing posts in May of this year and have seen a fairly steady increase of hits every week.  The posts ranged everywhere from recipes to product reviews to a stretch where we were updating almost daily on Red Sox news.  Over this time, I have slowly started to find my voice and figure out where I want to take this blog.  It is still a work in progress, but we’re getting there.

Next year, I am committing myself to posting at least one unique post every week in addition to a weekly wrap-up post.  The goal is to build a regular readership here that will grow into a fairly regular blog.

As a unique kind of review, here’s a list of the top five BDR posts from 2011 based upon the number of views each one received. Read more of this post