I’m writing this on a Sunday morning in August before my family birthday party, which will certainly include a bunch of us watching WWE SummerSlam tonight.
My birthday and the SummerSlam event are both things that have always marked the end of summer for me, and that end has officially arrived by the time you are reading this.
Fortunately, the end of summer just means that we are ready to roll into another fall season. And that means that we are right around the corner from launching into another football season.
Between training camp kicking off, preseason NFL games already happening, and my big fantasy football drafts on the horizon, the end of summer is actually every bit as exciting as the beginning of it these days.
Let’s jump in and check out three content ideas that you might want to run with this week!
NFL Training Camp Stories
The easiest way to generate some mid-August content in just about any part of the country is to start talking about whatever training camp stories might be popular in your neck of the woods.
Here in Pittsburgh, we are having a blast pointing out how crazy Antonio Brown seems to be, and how much our team seems to enjoy not having to deal with his antics this summer.
It won’t take more than a few minutes of searching to find out what the popular stories are concerning your hometown team, so get to work and start asking your audience what they think about the upcoming season.
Fantasy Football Drafts
Preseason NFL games go hand-in-hand with fantasy football drafts, and just about everyone has a big draft day event market on their August calendar.
This is a great time to put together some content predicting fantasy sleepers and busts for the upcoming season, so ask your team to contribute some of their thoughts for you to piece together.
Another fun way to talk about fantasy football is to highlight some of the quirks that your local friends, family, employees, and customers might have worked into their leagues over the years. Every league is different, so ask about the strange stuff and you won’t believe what you find out.
Draft Day Cuisine
My favorite thing about the two massive draft parties that I attend each year is the food. I love the food.
I love my one league because the commissioner goes above and beyond to put out an impressive spread every year. Then my other league is all about comfort food, with the same guys bringing the same dishes every year.
Share something about what you enjoy eating at a draft and that will surely resonate with just about any audience.
Have a Great Week!