I write this five days short of this blog's 10th anniversary. From humble beginnings, a lot can happen in 10 years: 836 blog posts, three Notre Dame head football coaches, the same number of popes, and a few near misses by Cleveland sports teams.
A lot can happen in an individual's life too: meet a girl, get married, buy a house, have a kid, prepare for a second. Priorities can change in a big way over 10 years. So with that, it's time for this blogger to hang up the keyboard.
There's been some great moments. The Who Will Be The Next Pope? post that got linked by the top Google result and blew up blog traffic (and yes, the current Pope Francis was mentioned on that list). This site linking to EDSBS so early in their existence that Spencer actually took the time to write a personal email of thanks. Sabermetric Bracketology. Lively message boards, fantasy leagues, and Hall of Fame voting. The list goes on, so it's worth getting lost in the archives.
I may not have time to bring quality discussion to the table, but plenty of sites like Her Loyal Sons and Let's Go Tribe, among countless others, still do. So I'll still be active in the blog world as a consumer, if not a producer.Thanks everyone for making this possible. I couldn't have done it without everyone reading, emailing, posting on the message board, and keeping me going all these years. It's been a fun ride.