Saturday, March 27, 2010

Arenas Gets 30 Days in Halfway House / New Blog Look

Just to wrap up an ongoing story here on FTRS, Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house, 2 years probation, 400 hours of community service, and a $5,000 donation to the "violent crimes fund" by a DC judge on Friday. While I think jail time would have been appropriate given the crime (DC has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation), ESPN and former LA Times columnist J.A. Adande makes the case for no jail time.

Also, Blogger has released some new templates that I'm trying out on the site, so check it out and send me some feedback.


  1. I think you should try to make the header semi-transparent, the way the sidebar is. The solid red bar in the header is a little jangly with the nice soft focus background.

    If you can't do that, maybe make it a different color, dark green perhaps?

    Other than that, looks nice.

    I'm going to have to give those new templates a look one of these days, too. Problem is, I'm horrible at design. I can make an occasional useful comment when someone else asks me what I think about an existing design, but I flounder when it comes to beginning from scratch.

    (And then I tell myself: "Doesn't matter, everyone reads blogs through RSS.") ;)

  2. Hey Brendan,

    I've been tinkering with Blogger some more (as evidenced by today's post) and have been unable to make the header transparent. I agree with you, it'd look better transparent than the stark red. Blogger seems to be a little buggy today too.