So I’ve thought a bit about the direction I want to take the blog in the coming months. And I decided a re-launch was a good idea. Same blog, same author, different name, fresh take. I’ve decided to (hopefully) start a weekly column. I will post it on Tuesdays. This column will include my thoughts on the past week of sports broadcasting, the week ahead, some ratings, an update of regional NFL games on CTV and Citytv and HNIC’s distribution (if there is a hockey season). And much more, I’m sure. It will also include a new feature called 5toWatch, where I will give my five most important sports events to watch in the next week.
As for the name. Yes, Canadian Sports Media Blog was direct and said everything you needed to know about this thing. However, I thought it was too long, drawn out, and boring. So, after thinking for a couple weeks, I’ve come up with something new. “A Rouge Point” is the new name. A rouge is a uniquely Canadian term, a single point in Canadian football. It has a similar spelling to “rogue”, where a “rogue point” would be a unique point (of view) that is my own. Similar spelling. Made some sense to me. Maybe not to anyone else. I’ll go with what the creators of Deadspin said, for a while people will question it. Then they will just go with it.
This should also allow me to branch out a bit. Don’t be fooled, most posts will still be media related. But, I don’t want to feel so tied to one topic that I feel bad writing about anything else.
So, see y’all on Tuesday.