Friday, September 08, 2017

This Is Not Goodbye

As people who have been coming around these parts know my posts have been far and few between over the past few years, our lives have been growing busier and to be honest after a decade of horrible results I was suffering from a bit of Oiler fatigue. Even the resurgence of the club last year, while welcome, didn't get the creative juices flowing.

 A few days ago James Mirtle contacted me and asked me if I was interested in doing more writing and I jumped at the chance. I am excited and grateful to James for the opportunity to be writing for The Athletic. I have been a subscriber since almost the beginning and the writers and content cannot be beat and the fact that he has asked me to be a part of it, well, I don't even know what to say, I am very thankful. I am really excited for the chance to reach a larger audience and to be part of such a great team, both of the Oilers' group of writers, and of the larger group employed by The Athletic.

 So for the short term at least, this site will be shuttered and there will be no new content. (So no different some wags might say). It will remain up and I am sure that some day in the future it may live again. For all of you who have come by over the years I say thank you. I have always loved writing and finding an outlet for it was always something I dreamed of. I hope that you have enjoyed my tales and I hope that some of you follow me to The Athletic.

 Take care.



Chappy said...

congrats again, Pat. the internet is that much luckier today.

rubbertrout said...

Your voice here will be missed. For people who haven't already obtained their subscription to the athletic this should be all the more reason to shell out for it.

edc said...

So The Athletic is expanding into covering ravine porn???
Congrats on the new gig Pat! Readers that haven't read your work are in for a treat :)

Doc Web said...

Good luck! Although I am sure that your articles at the Athletic will be fine they are unlikely to match the blunt honesty, the family laughs, and the raunchy prose from here (would love to be proven wrong though!!). Will miss "those" articles immensely but look forward to your new writing adventure.

canablach said...

Looking forward to that Future it will live again.
Thank you for your tales, good times in a decade of sufference.
Seems (hope) we are turning the tide.
Best luck!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and best wishes in your new venture Black Dog and thank you for sharing yourself here these past years. The dark years almost got me too but you and a few other great Oiler bloggers kept me sane. Glad we'll still have your voice out there.

Black Dog said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words! I have been told to keep on keeping doing what I am doing so will try!

Vic Ferrari said...

That's great, Pat. For both you and the readers.

M said...

"But it was goodbye". Said in Morgan Freeman voice 😃