There's never a good time for a laptop to basically die on a sportswriter.
During an extremely busy week at the start of a season when there are a lot of stories and entries planned for the coming days is a really bad time.
(No, this entry was not typed on my fading laptop. Which, it's worth mentioning, is a Dell that has lasted just north of 23 months. In a related noted, my next laptop will not be a Dell).
In any case, I ask for some patience as this situation gets itself worked out. Maybe the laptop can be made semi-useful for a couple more weeks. Not counting on it, but it's possible.
In the interim, the hunt for a new laptop is already in progress. The sooner all this is sorted out, the sooner the regular stream of entries and analysis will resume.
In addition, I'll try to schedule a few entries in advance when I have access to other computers just to ensure there is something fresh on the blog. That won't be easy, but at least it will be something while some technological upgrades are made.