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August 25, 2008 4:22 PM

Fall/winter Extra Points lineup

Posted by Jerry Brewer

OK, my vacation is over, just in time for the start of football season. With that in mind, let me give you a rundown of how Extra Points will be changing to accommodate our national pigskin obsession.

During this portion of the year, the lineup will include the following features each day:

Monday: North/South, East/West. This will be a weekly preview/review of the week in the NFL and college football. Of course, it will be heavy on the two local teams, the Seahawks and the Huskies. (It debuts next Monday, Sept. 1.)

Tuesday: The Agenda. When there are complaints from readers and athletes or coaches, one of the most common phrases is: "What's your agenda?" Well, in this weekly posting, I will write, in random, journal-like form, about my thoughts/feelings/reservations/hesitations in the sports world. The idea is to give you a more comprehensive look into my mind, what motivates me, why I did or didn't do something and sometimes even a look ahead to what columns I'm working on. (It starts tomorrow.)

Wednesday: Powerless Rankings. This is my weekly look at the most absurd, unfortunate and disappointing stories or people in sports. It moves from Fridays to this day to accommodate for end-of-the-week football chatter. (It resumes on schedule this week.)

Thursday: Q&A(rgue). Hey, it's cyber bedrock for me. It's not going anywhere. However, I plan vary the participants in the coming weeks and get beyond debating with only sportswriters. Too many agreeing viewpoints. Time to mix it up. (Naturally, we'll be debating the start of college football season this Thursday.)

Friday: The Crystal Helmet. This is simply a fancy way of dressing up predictions for the weekend football games. I will keep score of my prognosticating, which is sure to provide you with plenty of laughter. (It starts this week.)

Saturday: Husky Recap. A fun postgame look at what the Huskies did right and wrong each week, featuring the Ty-o-meter, a tracker of how each game affects the coach's job security. (Wonder what the Ty-o-meter reading will be after this trip to Autzen Stadium?)

Sunday: Seahawks Recap. A fun postgame look at what the Seahawks did right and wrong each week. (This one doesn't begin until the Seahawks opener on Sept. 7.)

Beyond those daily anchors, I reserve the right to praise, chastise or ridicule anyone or anything at any time. Wouldn't be a blog without that privilege.

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