[Bear with me there is a technology discussion going on here... not just a discussion of American Professional Football]
So, the NFL is now 2 weeks into the regular season. I'm a huge [American] Football fan! I was reading some stuff up on nfl.com last night (while I was waiting for the debugger to deploy to the PocketPC Emulator... honestly, Dave that's my story... Sheesh, he's such a slave driver; you'd think his mortgage hinged on this... oh wait, it does). I saw two articles talking about the fact that the last 2 weeks proved nothing.
The first week the Washington [deleted racial slur against Native Americans] beat the local Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was said that people in Washington started looking for the Super Bowl (that's the Championship game in January/February for those reading in other countries) tickets.
The local team (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) have now lost 2 in a row and there are people already saying that the (16-game) season is over for them. Amazing!
My Cleveland Browns are 1-1 which is pretty cool... They were starting to look good, but we'll see what happens now that they lost their new receiver, Kellen Winslow Jr. Losing a key player is bad, and people start thinking that a hard loss like that can pretty much hamper a season... we'll see...
As I look at all this it reminds me of software projects. (see I told you there was a connection.. you just had to bear with me). I for one have seen projects start off shaky and end up being all right. It's a lot of work to turn a shaky start into gem, but it can happen. I've often been one of the doom-sayers well a project starts out bad (I need to quit that), but all of us know that a project that gets off to a good start has a better chance of turning out to be a gem. The truth is that like football (or any sport) it's all about hard work from the entire team; if you have a good team (from B.A.s to programmer's) then it is very possible to produce a gem... I've yet to have a perfect team, but I can still dream that one exists.
[Ok, so it may be a lame post that let's me write about football... for me [American] football season is the most wonderful time of the year...]
| posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 5:38 PM