Monday, June 11, 2007

Yes, Yes: It's a New Template

Things have been hard for us this off-season. The winter arrived late, after February 4th. The cold re-doubled its efforts as we left Miami and the Super Bowl in our chronological rearview mirror, and here in New York City, the home of NFL headquarters, the snow persisted until mid-March. It was heavy with symbolism, representative of the milieu of NFL fans and KSK bloggers while basketball seasons trudged on, and hockey was played somewhere.

We had our moments, naturally. The mock drafts were a hell of a lot of fun, of course. And Big Daddy Drew presciently planned for a series of pot-fueled adventures for Michael Vick, even before Vick's water bottle incident at the airport began the most troubled offseason for a star player in history. Well, at least since Ray Lewis killed those people. But that was before Goodell's watch.

Anyway, the point is, we realize that we've been lazy and off-topic and generally uninspired.

But happenings are afoot. Play around in the archives, and you'll see that our momentous one-year anniversary is ticking ever closer. We've got some plans to have fun with it -- who doesn't like a birthday party? -- but more importantly, we're breathing down the neck of training camp. Hell, by my unscientific calculations, the beginning of the NFL season is less than a mere calendar season away.

Which brings us to the new template, the work of our own Monday Morning Punter. You can love it or hate it, but you're bound to get used to it. We happen to enjoy the sheen of pseudo-professionalism, the way the lettering stands out on the dark background, making for an easier read. Also nice: we no longer have to secretly swear vengeance upon other bloggers who choose to use our retired Template #897. And I can't speak for everyone on this one, but I know I'm a little more inspired now that the Patron Matron Saint and Broadway Joe are looking down on us from the header every day.

And that, friends, is enough to give me a bounce in my step as we continue this interminable march toward the second NFL season on Kissing Suzy Kolber's watch. So get your fantasy draft boards ready, and psyche yourself up for a new round of Peyton Manning commercials: KSK is going to stop sucking -- sometime in the next three months, but probably sooner.

66 comments:

CJ said...

Amen. Please be sure to humiliate my Chargers this year, as they were Bengals Lite last season and they were let off the hook. After the playoff debacle from January... they deserve that kind of attentiond. We've got guys who sell codeine, fake shoes, and punch their girlfriends. And we were supposed to win the super bowl last year. Funny how things work out sometimes.

Wasted Talent said...

Digging the new layout.

What's with the Hitler youth in the stadium photo sidebars though?

Big Daddy Drew said...

we realize that we've been lazy and off-topic and generally uninspired.

And by "we've", he really means "Matt Ufford has"

Rob I said...

Much more gooder without the blue.

Three cheers to sudsyboy for the redesign.

Monday Morning Punter said...

And by "we've", he really means "Matt Ufford has"

+1 Drew.

You can do the math, but I think I've been much more productive this offseason than I was through Weeks 1 through 17 last year.

Also, it's not really a new template...

Jason Kirk said...

Matron saint.

Brother Joshua said...

i'm assuming that the birthday celebration includes the glorious return of one footsteps falco.

Fangirls on Helium said...

Amen, CC.

Shan said...

during the season you should change the color scheme to represent a predetermined "team of the week," that would be tits.

Wormfather said...

Eh, I'm color blind anyway.

Unsilent Majority said...

you guys have been writing this whole offseason?

becky said...

yeah, once your eyes adjust...I guess

still no way to take the word verification out of the hands of the retarded monkeys though, huh

Jackin'4Beats said...

I like the new color scheme and it does remind me of The Matrix a bit, but without all of the kung fu and shooting 'n stuff.

Hey, UM does this new template mean that you can't mess up the font size when you post?

And kinda off topic, but did CC mention his appearance on Fox News a few weeks back? Somebody's making power moves on the DL there...

Jez said...

Yeah, I think it is "Matron" saint. Unless I'm missing some shitty ettiquette title thing, like it's always "Chairman" even if said Chairman is a woman.

roger goodell's taint said...

This sucks, change it back.

BeaverFever said...

it's better than the 2012 london olympics logo. i suggest no one look at the new template when on extascy.

twoeightnine said...

Somebody's making power moves on the DL there...

Ufford's dating A-Rod?

larry burns said...

change scares me.

flubby said...

becky, WV is a small price to pay to share your wit & wisdom with the world

Burnsy said...

I appreciate that you're using snapshots from Dolphin Stadium for the background.

Undead Zombie Horde said...

Can you figure out a way to have that camera flash/night vison goggle sound effect when the page loads? That would be sweet....

becky said...

flub, I can't tell if that was a dig at me...or all? of us?

uh...I'll go w/ the latter

devang said...

Loving the new layout. At the risk of getting banned I will say 2 things:

1. The backdrop of the stadium looks like a scene from the Matrix Trilogy.

2. the old layout looked like the North Korean flag.

Monday Morning Punter said...

Devang, I have no problem with either of those comments.

JAMMQ said...

we realize that we've been lazy and off-topic and generally uninspired. . .

I'm surprised it took BDD three comments to respond to this. I thought for sure there was gonna be smoke coming out of the screen

JAMMQ said...

And you might want to rethink the puke green/yellow tinge to the sides and at the top, otherwise . . . nice look.

flubby said...

becky, no dig-- but I admire your cynicism

Grimey said...

This is the best MS Paint job ever.

Matt said...

@devang:

I posted that Matrix comment last night in the thread before this. And I'm still alive, so don't worry.

devang said...

@matt,

Yeah I saw that after I posted my comment. Sorry to repeat.

BeaverFever said...

the new template is also better than last nights sopranos.

Slash said...

I kinda like the new look; the green is a little jarring, but it's just around the margins, so no problem.

RE Sopranos: my ending would have been better. Maybe they're anticipating a Sopranos movie at some point in the future.

The Last Unitard said...

The green hurts my head a little, but it's nothing some cheerleader pictures won't distract me from.

Awful Chief said...

This is the worst obstructed view seat ever.

Matt said...

can we turn this into a sopranos blog for the day or something, considering there is nothing entertaining for us to make fun of in the sports world right now. We need Jeff Garcia to come out or Annika Sorenstam to do beastiality porn or some shit

Sopranos: I heard on the radio this morning that everyone in the restaurant at the end was related to someone that Tony (or someone close to Tony) had previously killed. Anyone know anything more about that?

Otto Man said...

I just heard the same thing, Matt:

Not sure if this is true, but I just read online that the random characters at the end were all recurring cameos: the trucker was the brother of the guy who was robbed by Christopher in Season 2 for the DVD players. The trucker had to identify the body. The boy scouts were in the train store and the black guys were the ones who tried to kill Tony and only clipped him in the ear.

Not sure if that's true, but interesting.

Matt said...

@matt:

Stop ruining my name with Sopranos garbage. KSK does not promote such filth unless it's picking which female character you'd bang first.

Jackin'4Beats said...

@matt and @matt

Glad to see you guys aren't the same person. Didn't know that about the last scene, although if that was the case, then...OK, but then WTF?!?!? Screen going to black just sucked after a great episode up to that point.

WV: xardz. What happens to you after looking at the Olympic logo on X.

Hercules Rockefeller said...

I'm on board with the new template.

TheStarterWife said...

So wait, the black and gold outline is for Christmas Ape, and the green backgrounfd is for Caveman's Seahawks?

Does this mean they're off making out somewhere? Because that would be awesome.

LadyAndrea said...

I like Shan's suggestion, weekly colors for an NFL team.

Good job, Sudsy.

roger goodell's taint said...

The two Matts should settle this on the mat.

/ducks

My Insignificant Life said...

43rd....oh, shit, that was last week's topic......

Nice new view.

BeaverFever said...

2 matts enter, one matt leaves.

also, the ksk changing templates is like a hot girl changing hairstyles (within reason, not like britney spears) she will still be hot and you still will want to bang her. good anology ?

Jackin'4Beats said...

The two Matts should settle this on the mat.

Unless you're talking about this Mat.

Burnsy said...

@ beaver

Didn't work for the Felicity chick. Not that I watched or know what Felicity was.

BeaverFever said...

i agree on the felicity thing burnsy, if i knew what you were talking about, thats why i said within reason.

Matt said...

With special guest referee Mat Hoffman?

Sweet, I'm in.

The Kid said...

the issue between the two matts is settled. since i'm at work, i clearly had nothing better to do so i figured out how to use this and i changed my posting name.

miamidiesel said...

so are you lazy dickheads going to use this whole 'template' change thing to avoid posting anything else all day? because that would be really fucking lame on your part...

BeaverFever said...

matt the kid wins for his picture with the dog.

yesiamahooker said...

hey cc,

this weekend i was forced to drive through lovely cherry point and camp lejeune, north carolina. military base towns are always your one stop for pawn shops, strip clubs and cheap motels.

Bloof said...

THE. OFFSEASON. IS. FUCKING. DRIVING. ME. FUCKING. CRAZY.

We need to kill the time somehow... Like all get together an prank someone else's site or something.

JAMMQ said...

It's Drew protesting the inclusion of himself in the "we've been lazy", when there have been 334 posts in 2007 and Drew has 298 of them.

Or, he could have ACTUAL work to do, while, ya know, being at work.

Jackin'4Beats said...

Clearly wasting time on a MONDAY.

Di mei mao!

I had to bring this back one more time.

Christophe said...

Looks like a Jets site. Blech.

The Kid said...

we need to get something going on here for me to talk about. i'm not sure how many more "credit reference" calls i can make in the next 1 1/2 hours. i hate my job, but something has to pay for my weekend binges.

BeaverFever said...

maybe there should be a police blotter report from roger goodell every monday.

for example, i saw today a stripper alledges shaun rogers gropped her. i know everyone is shocked.

Matt said...

Seriously...

At the very least can we get a "Let's Rip on Peter King's MMQB" feature?? Or did the lawyers already shut that down too?

J.L. White said...

I like the new template, myself. I'm looking at the green, blurry picture of the football stadium, and I imagine the bleachers are actually filled with thousands of pot bushes.

There's an obvious Ricky Williams joke in there somewhere.

BeaverFever said...

or easterbrook's TMQ.

The Kid said...

i'm not sure if any of you have seen this, but it had me in tears.

http://www.joesportsfan.com/mediaspace/?id=13

BigRicks said...

@the kid:

Mozart, beethoven, Robert Palmer...

funny shit

Matt said...

@beaverfever:

TMQ says that the TMQ ripoff was one of the top 5 posts ever on KSK. Cheer-babes and Trekkies rejoice!

Unless a black hole caused from Bill Gates' corporate jet swallows TMQ first.

Matt said...

Shit. I should have put
That poor attempt at insult
In a haiku form.

A.R.P. said...

You should totally change the clock on the right to 4:20! You know, the time for getting weeded. Because that would be... lame.

I really should stop by more often, I can't believe it's been a year and you have yet to once say "I love you." You still "juss wanna kiss you," which is what makes this place so great.