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Howdy and Hello!  Welcome to "Big Cat Country", your new internet home for the Jacksonville Jaguars!  My name is Chris, and I look forward to being your tour guide through the NFL's most misunderstood and underrepresented franchises.  It's a big league, a long season, and looks to be a hell of a year.  

What I'll be doing:

News : The national media machine is a fickle thing.  Jacksonville is the smallest market in the NFL, therefore receives the smallest share of media coverage.  It's economics at its most brutal.  Because of this tragic travesty of teal tales, I'll be making extra sure that signings, injuries, coaches, players, owners, etc are all given the attention that the national media might miss or hide behind tiny font or buried in articles.

Opinion : I stumbled upon this network through Stampede Blue and it's a big reason why I'm here today.  Big Blue Shoe isn't afraid to admit that he's a homer with all the inherent bias implied therein and neither will I.  I'm a fan.  I live and die with every draft signing, every change to the depth chart, and every down in every game.  My opinion may be teal tinted, but have no fear my friends I do not drink the Kool Aid.  I believe that a true fan should be critical and realistic in regards to their team.  No team is perfect, not even the Jags.  That said, I'll be filling the site with my perspectives and analysis.  If you have a problem with my view, call me on it and challenge me.  Especially if you are a Colts fan, I'll bash Peyton Manning till the cows come home.

Fantasy Football Yeah, I'm an addict.  I have an ultra competitive league of close friends that I love writing about.  I have a big board, a double monitor setup (for more info at one time) and way too much time on the internet.  I'll be doing the occasional update on my fantasy opinion, news and notes, and of course tuesday morning gloating over my destruction of my opponents (especially Jeremy)

Last, but not least...

Community : Being a Jaguar fan can be a lonely experience.  I recently traveled through the mid west and engaged in a football conversation with a die-hard Green Bay fan.  His only understanding of Jacksonville was that we were two years away from going to Las Angeles, that we've never sold out a game, and that Tom Coughlin was still our coach.  Mind you, this could just be typical of Green Bay fans, but I digress.  Anyhow, out of the blue another gentleman jumped into the conversation and rattled off stuff about the Jags that I didn't know (that Wayne Weaver was a Captain of the Shoe industry) and really laid into the Cheese Head.   Anyhow, this showed me that there is a national interest in the exploits of the Jaguars and that a national fourm needs to be made so that we can gather and discuss our team.

Wow, still digressing.

I want this site to be a fourm for discussion, debate, homerism, and head knocking.  I hope that everyone who stops by this humble site registers and engages in the fun.  I don't care who you root for, what color you bleed or how many stats you can rattle off, if you're a fan of the game and wanna know a bit more about the River City Jaguars, come on by, it'll be a hell of a time.

That's all I got for now, expect to see some more posts of substance as the hours pass.

Questions and comments can go to absurdpolitiks [at] gmail [dot]com


P.S.  I've heard that it's tradition to explain the site name.  I could go into a lesson about copyrights, but that's probably not what you want to hear.  Wikipedia has a good intro though, they say

The jaguar (Panthera onca) are mammals of the Felidae family and one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus, along with the lion, tiger, and leopard of the Old World. It is the third largest feline after the lion and tiger and the largest and most powerful in the Western Hemisphere [2].
Physically, the spotted cats most closely resemble the leopard although behavioural and habitat characteristics are more akin to the tiger. They are a largely solitary, stalk and ambush predator, hunting a wide range of game over a variety of terrain. Dense jungle is their preferred habitat and they are notable, along with tigers, as a feline which enjoys water. The jaguar is an apex and keystone predator, playing an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating the populations of prey species [3]. The jaguar has an unusual killing method, piercing directly through the skull of prey between the ears and delivering a fatal blow to the brain; its bite is thus exceptionally powerful, even relative to the other big cats

And that's the rest of the story.