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Dropping in for a quick hello, plus a newsletter

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It's been a little quiet here on The Journey of Now blog so far in 2020. That being the case, it was time to drop in for an update and some pop culture sightings. Into the bag of tricks we dig, conjuring up a one-time reappearance of a good old fashioned newsletter.
More consistent posting will take place in the future. March Madness is nearly here so there will be plenty to discuss then. Then we have the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. And next fall I'll be continuing my series following the careers of the five quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.
I am also working on a couple of bigger writing projects outside of the normal plays and novels. One is a dive into an underrated sitcom from the 1990's. The other is in the vein of the summer box office tournaments and favorite holiday film tournament from year's past. Be sure to keep an eye for these projects later in 2020.
For now, we return to a newsletter and a few things I've been wa…

NFL: The first-round quarterbacks from 2018 draft wrap second regular season

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Five quarterbacks were taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. This is the last of the series for season number two, with the regular season now complete. The NFL playoffs are upon us. It would have been pretty fantastic to see all five quarterbacks from the first round of the 2018 draft in the playoffs in only their second season.
A pipe dream to begin with, sure, but could you imagine if 5 of the 12 playoff teams were led by a second-year quarterback? This would be a youth movement like no other, declaring to the world that the league will be in good shape for years to come.
One can only dream.
Five would have been a tall task. There are still an abundance of great quarterbacks on well-rounded teams with established coaches.  Even four would have been magical. Three might have been pushing it, but seemed very doable heading into the 2019 season.
Instead, we will be blessed with two: Lamar Jackson of the 14-2 Baltimore Ravens and Josh Allen from the 10-6 Buffalo Bills.
In th…