Prep Extra in production, time for vacation

Well folks, tomorrow I’m on vacation until Aug. 9, hopefully surviving another week in Cabo before another wonderful football season. Steve Ramirez will be here to monitor and post on the blog in my absence, and hopefully you get a few posts from Aram too. It has been a busy month working on “Prep Extra,” our first football preview magazine, which debuts the first week of September.(To continue, click thread).

Never before have we had every coach in the Valley come in for pictures along with the teams’ top players. We gathered more info than ever before, and for the first time, we will have a preview page for all 36 valley football teams, giving equal coverage to everyone. Nearly every story has been written, every ranking is in, cover shot finished, and now it’s in the hands of our production crew, the same people who do our Rose Magazine. The issue will include rankings of top QBs, WRs, RBs, defensive players, etc, etc, but I will leave it there, don’t want to give everything away. With Aram back, he’s writing an intro column for the season, and our cover story, and deserves a big thanks, because he’s written his tail off the past few weeks. We love to argue in the office, but we also love working together, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Aram back in the fold with us, good times again. Mr. SGV history himself, Steve Ramirez, deserves a great thanks too, as usual, he delivered great stuff. When I return from vacation, we’re going to hit the summer hard. We will have more daily stories from camps than ever before, video interviews with players and coaches, and much, much more. By doing the preview so far in advance, we will have August to work on daily stories instead of spending the month working on our preview, as in years past. The bottom line, it’s more for you, for our football teams and its fans. So, see you in a week and a half.

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