Gents, ladies, friends of the ITH blogging republic. Today I meet you at an impasse. Today I greet you with somber news. For today is, unfortunately, my last day on the site. I know, I know. You’re devastated.
In fact, many of you probably won’t even notice. With the way my non-ITH work has bundled in the last few months, I haven’t made much of a contribution to this fine site in a while. And now, thanks to a new job blogging college basketball at ESPN.com, I can safely linger on the fringes no more. I must leave.
It’s not like the site will suffer. In three years, Alex and Ryan have made Inside The Hall the absolute best place on the planet to find college basketball news and analysis. To my mind, Alex is the best recruiting filter on the Internet (and he’s free, too, as if you hadn’t noticed). His work in building this site through the long offseasons — and these past few offseasons have been long, folks — has been and is paying off. This site is a wonder. Meanwhile, Ryan is one of the more incisive observers of basketball (college and pro) working. I mean, Good Bad And Ugly gets posted like five minutes after the game is over, and it’s better than anything I can think of with 24 hours to spare. You, the reader, will be just fine.
But I am sad to leave, and I hope you’re slightly sad too. I also hope, whether you enjoyed The Dagger at Yahoo! or not, you’ll come read me at ESPN.com, if for no other reason than sometimes Kentucky fans are big meanies, and I need y’all to have my back. (Just kidding. I love all college hoops fans, no matter their creed or code.)
Anyway, farewell. I hope you had as much reading my ramblings here as I had writing them. I’d say I’d miss the site, but hell, I’ll still be reading everyday. I’m right around the corner. So, as with Alex and Ryan, this isn’t goodbye. It’s see you later.
See you later, ITH.