The End of The AD Hall

April 13, 2009


Thanks to everyone who has kept up with this blog over the past year, in either manifestation. I’ve decided it’s time to narrow the scope of what I cover every day as I just can’t keep up anymore with everything that’s going on. Between a full-time job, a part-time job, getting ready to move across the country, writing a newsletter and all the rest, I’m shutting down The AD Hall. That’s not to say that it won’t still exist. You can still check out the archived posts whenever and I’ll have a link to this site from my new space. But after this post, you can count on The AD Hall being down for good.

I’ve stayed within WordPress for my next adventure in blogging and can now be found at mao’s Football. Since The AD Hall was turning into a mostly-soccer blog anyway, I decided to dump the rest and focus just on soccer going forward.

Thanks again. We had well over 30,000 page views since we moved here to WordPress in July 2008 and over 650 posts. I hope everyone enjoyed it and if you are still into soccer, come check me out in my new space.



AD nauseum – NCAA’s First Two Rounds

March 23, 2009


This week’s podcast (or at least the first one of this week) deals with what happened in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament over the weekend and my thoughts and projections about what could happen in the games this coming weekend. I hope you’ll check it out and as always, leave whatever feedback you might have. This one is a lot shorter too, just 22 minutes, so it should actually be digestible.

AD nauseum – NCAA Tournament Edition

March 18, 2009

podcastWith the NCAA tournament starting officially tomorrow around noon, I wanted to get my thoughts out there in the ether for everyone to criticize. Just remember, when you’re laughing at all my picks, I’m the only person you know personally who is airing out every single pick for all to see (or I guess hear). With that said, I hope you’ll listen to my thoughts on the sixty-three NCAA games coming over the next few weeks. I mentioned at the end of the podcast that I’ll be running another one of these on each of the next two Mondays after the full weekends of games, so tune in for those. Otherwise, enjoy.


30,000 and Growing

March 16, 2009


Some time last night The AD Hall crossed over the 30,000 page views barrier. I don’t know who is reading our stuff out there but thanks to all who do. It’s great fun putting this all together and I hope people enjoy it as much as I do.


NCAA Tournament Pool

March 15, 2009


As the NCAA Tournament selection committee finalizes their seedings and selections for this year’s tournament, I hope you’ll think about joining the pool I’ve got set up with Yahoo Sports. So far there are 33 people involved and I’m expecting just about 40 before the games actually start on Thursday. But if that number could hit 50, that’d be fantastic. It’s completely free and only requires signing up for a Yahoo account if you don’t already have one. If you’d like to join, email me your email info and I’ll send you an invite. Let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, I look forward to destroying you with my picks.

Yahoo Fantasy Sports – NCAA Tourney Link

AD nauseum – Flying Solo

March 8, 2009

micSo I took my own advice and did a solo version of AD nauseum this evening. It’s not quite 30 minutes and yes, it’s just me talking. I cover a few things including today’s North Carolina-Duke basketball game, the World Baseball Classic, David Beckham and Terrell Owens. I hope this doesn’t remind you of ESPN at all. If it does, please let me know and I’ll immediately quit.

AD nauseum

March 7, 2009

Ok everyone, here’s some multi-media for you. I’m going to start doing AD nauseum podcasts twice per week. I’d like to do a conversation in at least one of those but then I’d like to do another one with just myself, though much shorter. What I want to do is have questions (or comments) sent up to the blog or to my email and then address those different points ‘on the air.’ So my request here is to give me some things to talk about for my first one. I’ll do it as soon as I get a few topics from everyone, maybe even as early as tomorrow.

So take the comment space below and give me a few things to address. They can be sports or not, though I’d generally prefer sports to be the center of the discussion.