Football mag comes out tomorrow, et cetera

Tomorrow is a big day for us here at the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Our annual football magazine will be in the paper and on the newsstands.

It’s a project that takes months to put together and pretty much puts life on hold for our staff for the final two-week push to get the 120-page monster done. In our humble opinion, it’s the best publication we put out all year and one of the best of its kind in the nation. We have evidence to support that claim. The Record-Chronicle has earned six straight top 10 honors in the Associated Press Sports Editors special section category for newspapers of our size.

Here’s the best part for UNT/local high school football fans and what pains me to a certain extent. We sell the thing for 50 cents. And you still get the rest of the paper.

Newsstands sell out in a flash in Denton every year.

Be sure to grab one early.

And since I know this question will come up. Yes, I do believe there will be an on-line version people will be able to read for free.

But isn’t it so much better to buy the paper and keep it?

I would think so.

And in other news …

The UNT soccer team is ranked No. 7 in this week’s NSCAA Central Region poll.

The poll came out earlier this week while we were finishing the magazine.

Confession — It would have taken a retirement, firing or natural catastrophe at UNT for us to notice the last few days.

Actually, the Super Pit could have fallen into a huge sink hole and we still likely wouldn’t have noticed.

We don’t want to let the Mean Green being ranked slide by without mentioning it, though. UNT is really good again, which is really no surprise. We here on the blog have complete faith in the remaining John — that would be UNT soccer coach John Hedlund — now that Johnny Jones is down at LSU, breaking up our “Trust in the Johns” mantra.

Oh, and go buy the paper tomorrow.

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