An Announcement about the Future of OurDailyBears

Richard Evans riding April Fool lead all the way to win The Dougland Claiming Stakes at Salisbury racecourse on June 07, 2011 in Epsom, England (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images) - Alan Crowhurst

Now that all of Baylor's Big Three sports have concluded their seasons and only baseball remains to capture our attention, it is as good a time as any to talk about the future of OurDailyBears.com.

With the Lady Bears' loss last night, we as fans have entered what I call the winter of Baylor Athletics.  Only baseball remains to placate our rabid thirst for sporting events over which we can obsess, and we're one day shy of five months until the first football game of the 2014 season.  Sure, the final Spring Scrimmage is this weekend and some of us will be going to that, but the finality of that event just makes things worse, in a way.  After that Scrimmage, there is basically nothing from the Big 3 sports for nearly 5/12s of the entire year, a thought so horrifying I shuddered like one of the hyenas in The Lion King when someone says "Mufasa" (except in a bad way).

The relatively good news is that if there is any time to think about the future of the blog we have so painstakingly built over the last 2.5 years, it is now.  With relatively little going on, we can add to our ranks, move people around, or announce any major changes that might have been in the works.  That last thing is what I intend to do now.

Today, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from leadership of ODB after over 30 months spent writing, curating, and editing the blog.  I've been extremely happy with the progress we've made, especially over the last two seasons, and know that I leave with the same satisfaction of any builder that knows what he has built will remain long after he is gone.  Peter Pope, who you all know on the boards as pbpope, will take over the title of Managing Editor for the blog and will be responsible for all of my duties currently.  Peter has done a wonderful job with the podcast, which now has nearly 40 shows under its belt, and will do an outstanding job.

With this move, effective immediately, I will turn over ownership not only of the blog itself, but also the ODB twitter email accounts [OurDailyBears (at) gmail (dot) com in case you need anything].  That could take some time to organize, so while I do that, if you are willing to help out in the reorganized blog, please talk to Peter about it on twitter or email.  He'll be waiting to hear from you, so you should probably spam him endlessly until he gets the message.

Please know that this is definitely not something I just decided to do today, on this date.  Making such a monumental decision like that would be foolish, at best, like trying to catch real-life Pokemon. It is, rather, the result of a long period of determination wherein I came to the conclusion that I just can't do this anymore.

Goodbye, everyone, and God Bless.

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