The Future of BMF

After 7 years of BMF blogging I’ve come to a crossroads.

Those of you who have been regulars for years know that I used to put 2-3 pictures up with every post back when I had dreams of starting a blogging empire… (for a short time there were even 2 football blogs BrooklynJetFan and BrooklynGiantFan)

But although my Met passion hasn’t waned BMF has definitely been in decline for the last couple of seasons. Not the comments from the always intrepid BMF’ers, but rather my attention and effort put forth into the site.

My “other” passion has been film and tv production something I’ve been working tirelessly on for the past … Ummm… 20 years (!) — holy crap that’s crazy to write.

Anyway after trial and error creating, producing and directing my own feature film, mobile content and pilots for TV I’ve finally found a niche with NYC High School sports docuseries. “City Gridiron” is the show and essentially I follow the top football players in the PSAL ( Pub Sch Athl League) as they compete for the City Championship and get recruited by colleges.

You’ll prob be surprised to know we play good football here in Brooklyn and NYC having sent kids to Notre Dame, Florida, Miami, Clemson and Syracuse the last 4 years.

Anyway I’m not sure what to do with BMF I don’t have the energy to do it right these days and it deserves better than 2012 when it was running on fumes.

So I’m opening the floor to ideas. If you have any ideas on how the site should go forward or you want to be a regular writer on BMF please email me at BrooklynMetFan@yahoo.com.

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Aside from that BMF thinks we dodged a bullet by missing out on Michael Bourn. The guy is a 1 trick pony - SB’s and runs, OK that’s 2 tricks and he’s improved his average the last couple of years but he’s not worth parting with a 1st round draft pick to be on the hook for 12M /year for 4 years.

I realize there’s no one else to play the OF but we have to look beyond this season. We’ll be lucky to finish ahead of the Fish in ‘13 so let’s not commit a contract to a speed guy through his 34th b’day. He’s exactly the type of player that would tank / get hurt as a Met…. But I’m sure he’ll dominate in Cleveland.

9 Responses to “The Future of BMF”

  1. Lord Charles Says:

    A) Totally agree about Bourn. I’d have been okay with a 3-year deal, but 4 years and the loss of the 1st Round pick would’ve been too high a price. Plus, if the Mets surprise people and are good enough to where Bourn would have made a difference, then there will probably be someone of similar ability available in July.

    B) I really hope this site keeps going, but totally understand your priorities. Had to make a similar decision to step back on a a college basketball blog I wrote for this year, otherwise I would have definitely had interest in contributing a column or two.

  2. BillinFtGreene Says:

    I miss the BMF perspective! I would be really happy to see it keeping on- Maybe you could get 6 or 7 fans also from Brooklyn to keep it going on per game assignments - maybe that’s too much to organize- But I for one would miss it!

  3. Upstate Dave Says:

    I don’t comment much at all, but LOVE reading your work on this site, even if you only posted say twice a month I would be happy.

    Agree about Bourn as well, plus he KO a ton.

  4. FL Met Fan Rich Says:

    Why don’t you only post twice a week, say a week day and a weekend post.

    Maybe you can get a guest to post every other week!

  5. foxster Says:

    l’d certainly miss not reading the BMF and seeing the opinions of Met fans more or less like myself. i’d miss big time, not being able to express my opinion, most times, tongue in cheek. i’ve been following the mets since the 60’s. i came home from army service in late 63, in time to celebrate the (la?) Dodgers sweep the DamnYankees in the 63 WS. i was hardly aware there was a NL team back in NY. the Mets have shown some promise, but the spark never stayed lit for long. no matter what, like all true Met fans, i keep hoping. maybe someday the reward of a consistant winner will come to pass, maybe not, but we keep wishing and hoping.

  6. Kevin B Says:

    BMF,

    I look forward to your perspective each and very year especially since i live in DC now and miss WFAN. My suggestion is to focus on a weekly or even series blog and then carve out a paragraph or two for each game. Perhaps BMF game ball and Keys to win/loss. The series blog gives you at least a few days rest between posts. Anyway all the best with City Gridiron.

    Kevin B

  7. IrishMike Says:

    Ahhh. As I saw City Gridiron taking off this was clearly becoming a possibility. I could certainly do some guest writing. How much. I don’t kknow - 2x/weel? Maybe 3x. Another option is to convert this to a message board type format where people can start a topic and others respond. I could be a free for all or it could be as simple as a daily topic of “Yesterday’s Game” is thrown up and the posters start weighing in. Or something in between.

    In any case I know I still want to rant about the Mets on occasion and I don’t want to go looking for another place to do it so I’m happy to help keep this alive in some fashion.

    And congrats to you BMF on your success with City Gridiron.

  8. ProfessorReyes Says:

    *sob*!!
    and,
    Congratulations on your mounting recognition! Good on ya, BMF!!

    Damn I will miss the morning BMF check,— I’ll miss the up-to-the-minute “WTF just Happen?!?!” from you!!

    Please try and write even bi-monthly, just to wean the rest of us!
    Anyway, I think cycling through a nice line-up of guest posters would be fine with me as long as YOU are still somehow a part of it!

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