Have you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I would really like to be a more active participant in the BRB community, but I cannot be bothered to write FanShots or apply to be one of the new writers or anything like that; what should I do?"
Sadly, if you found yourself in that predicament, your options were limited to (1) commenting more frequently, (2) having access to free beer and inviting the BRB staff/readership to hang out, (3) crying yourself to sleep at night.
Well dry those tears, Sally, because I have some great news. How great? So great that you have to hit the jump to even read about it.
[Note: The author, the management, and SBN make no guarantees that this news will, in fact, strike you as "great" or even strike you as something better than "a terrible idea."
We are launching a weekly mailbag, which is currently, tentatively named "Battle Red Bag." [Here is where I would explain how mailbags work if I didn't think that you all were smart enough to figure that part out on your own.]
Is that little voice in your head asking, "Who the hell would want to ask questions about the Texans every week? Isn't answering what questions a blog wants answered the purpose of the actual blog articles?" The voice raises a good point. We've thought about that. So, instead of merely having Texans-related questions in the bag, it will be open to more or less any topic.
No, seriously, you can e-mail about anything: beer, women, college course schedules, why Cookie Crisp is indisputably the best breakfast cereal (it is!), clarification of weightspeed calculations, rants about Amobi Okoye, paeans to Amobi Okoye, why Tim secretly loves Amobi Okoye, movies, music, bar-b-que, relationship advice (I have no idea why you would want to do this ), hypothetical legal questions (this mailbag does not create a lawyer-client relationship yada yada yada), or anything else under the Sun.
Hell, you don't even have to e-mail questions only; feel free to e-mail observations as well.
Consider this post the first call for e-mail submissions. Send your electronical mailings to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably with "Mailbag" in the subject line.