Decision making. It's a process we deal with day after day. Decisions we have to choose, whether it's something related with work, or a personal matter.
This one was rather easy for yours truly to decide.
Yours truly will endure activities next week in Montgomery for the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) All-Star Sports Week.
I take this over the task of the Southeastern Conference football media days, that will be in Atlanta for the first time, ending over three decades of being held somewhere inside Birmingham.
Very plain for my reason to be in Montgomery. I am committed to cover the AHSAA, basically with my local teams and then spread my coverage.
The AHSAA is also looking for as much as media coverage it can receive next week, knowing a majority of reporters in print, plus television and radio will invade the College Football Hall of Fame, the site of the 2018 Football Media Days.
Then you can add another event that will be fighting for plenty of media attention, the Major League Baseball All-Star game on Tuesday in Washington, DC.
The timing is slightly off balance. SEC Media Days is a week later this time than it was in 2017.
Last year I was in Hoover for one week of media days, then the preceding week, down in Montgomery for all-star games.
The AHSAA understands how the media will flock to Atlanta for the football convention, but this has been something of a treasure with sports week about to celebrate 22 years of existence in the capitol city, which is also where the AHSAA office is located.
All-Star Sports Week consists of coaches attending sessions in their respective sport. It is mandatory, or the other option is to take a test from the clinic online.
Games are setup in the sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and now, cross country in its second year.
Players are selected from various locations across Alabama, with all sports expect football consisting of athletes entering their senior year in high school.
Collegiate programs can use this time to look at incoming seniors and try to beat a path to their door with scholarship offers.
What the AHSAA is hoping for, is to see media in attendance, that are just not from the Montgomery area.
They will be able to say hello to yours truly as I will report on the games for the three days they are taking place from such venues as Riverwalk Stadium for baseball, Lagoon Park for softball, Emory Folmar complex for soccer, Alabama State University for basketball, Auburn University Montgomery for cross country and volleyball and the Cramton Bowl for the football game.
Not many from my area made it to the 2018 all star series as it was in 2017. But I have seen a percentage of these athletes in a variety of sports perform and they deserve recognition for being an AHSAA All-Star.
SEC Football is secondary to me. I have nine high schools I focus on, beginning in late August and concluding in May, prior to their graduations.
Not a lot of locals are currently playing SEC football. Also, a small market media type, which I am classified as, is just in a group of so many.
SEC Football gets the royal treatment from media in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery. Print, television and radio eat this up in more ways than we all know.
High schools can appreciate organizations such as Sportspage and others that are from smaller towns like Jasper, Decatur, Arab, Oneonta, Hartselle, Moulton.
I look forward to my week of game coverage and other stories that are probable from AHSAA All-Star Sports Week, plus a variety of photos.
My commitment is giving a constant variety of high school sports that surrounds me. Mission accomplished.