Monday, March 28, 2005

Crazy Month

Been a wild month here, which is one of the reasons why I've not been blogging at all. Lots of crazy work activity, which is great because I'm busy, but not as great in that I don't get to attack some of the tasks I have in my personal life (like the blogging).

I've been working on two rather large projects at work, which have some different political challenges. There's a two pronged approach on the first project, where I'm taking on multiple personalities. In one instance I take on the role of programmer trying to develop the product for the client. In the other I take on the role of lead where I'm just trying to keep all of the technical aspects of an upcoming initiative under control and organized. Sort of project management light with a tech focus. It's good though, because we need some folks taking on that role, as we have many people who know how to do project management directly with a client. Not sure if it's ultimately what I would like to do, however. I still like getting my hands dirty. :)

Combine a hectic work period, with a hectic personal life, and you don't get many updates for a month. That, and you look at the "topics of the day", and I just don't have the urge to talk about it. Enough people are ranting about that crap, you don't need to hear my take.

But I will say this. What was that display yesterday by our national team down in Mexico City? I know injuries were a part of it, but we should have been able to put out a team that could at least counter on a regular basis. We looked good for about 15 minutes or so around the time that we were able to get the goal against Mexico, but otherwise, it just seemed like players didn't have the space or the ability to get anything done.

We put a lineup out, which contained plenty of speed...and yet we didn't use it. Not sure why Beasley was in the middle of the park, when he tends to work better on the flank where his speed is a true asset. Our makeshift backline showed why it was makeshift. It frightens me that Berhalter is an option at center back. It's unfortunate that Chad Marshall doesn't have the experience in that sort of match, because I think he would have been a much better option.

Arena better have his attacking shoes on in Birmingham (very curious to see how ticket sales have gone there) against Guatemala on Wednesday. We can ill afford to earn anything less than 3 points.

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