The last three months were without a doubt the busiest of my professional career. I’m not complaining — I like what I do!
But is is time to recharge the battery, so starting from the time I finish writing this post, I will be taking, except for three days, the rest of the month off.
I would be remiss in not taking the time to thank all of you readers for your tremendous support. The growth in the traffic to the blog has been truly humbling, and it has been satisfying that in addition to having player of the week awards, we added a football team of the week award this fall.
And because of the great response, thanks to the loyal sponsors — BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and my employer, the Stamford Advocate — we will continue to have a team of the week award this winter, which will be open to ALL sports. It will be similar to the football award, there will be 3 or 4 finalists, a vote that will count 50 percent, and we are in the process of putting together a committee that will count for the other 50 percent. Right now Sean Patrick Bowley, our online sports producer, has re-enlisted, and Advocate sports editor Chris McNamee will be part of the team. I haven’t decided on the third person yet — toying with the idea of maybe adding a coach — but I will break ties.
The team of the week and player of the week awards will resume with games starting the week of January 3rd.
We will give you all the details soon.
For now, what I really want to do is again say thanks to all the readers for taking the time to visit the blog, and to all the tremendous athletes, coaches and administrators we are lucky to have in the area for giving me so many good things to write about.
Have a happy holiday season. We will be talking again real soon!