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Nice New Blog Feature

When you're writing or blogging about I-AA football in this dead time of year, the temptation is great to start new threads that normally wouldn't see the light of day the rest of the year. For example, starting a lively discussion about the speculation that Fordham is going to jump to the Colonial Athletic Association football conference to help form a 16-team super league. Or perhaps, speculating on Richmond's chances of jumping to I-A competition.

Instead, I actually was working on doing something for my site that is fun and useful.

Playing with the Google Map API, I designed an interactive map of all the Patriot League schools. There's a marker for all 7 of the football-playing schools in the league. Click on the marker, and you'll get some information on each school and their stadium.

You can zoom in and out using the + and - buttons on the map. By clicking and moving your mouse, you can scroll around on the map as well. Here's another cool trick: center the map on Lehigh, zoom in as far as you can, and then click "Satellite". You'll see a satellite picture of Murray Goodman stadium! Most of the other Patriot stadiums can also be seen this close!

Please give me some feedback on this neat feature. Any suggestions for extra information, etc. to be included on this map will be considered.

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