Thursday, August 23, 2012

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night...

The Texas Brahmas Insider is calling it quits

Yeah, this is well overdue - considering that this was supposed to be a one year gig! 

I began this venture way back on the evening of May 22, 2008 with the intent on covering the Brahmas off-season and throughout the 2008-09 season until the Brahmas did what I thought they might - win the Ray Miron President's Cup championship. I told Fonger just that when we sat down for the very first of many Insider Interviews, published that June.

Following that unforgettable night - May 6, 2009 - when along with many of you, I drank from the Cup (and several others) and eventually passed out in the NYTEX Sports Centre parking lot, I fully intended to retire from blogging.

But given the thrill of that championship season, how could I stop?

Now, I'll be the first to say that while I was very proud of what I did on the blog that first season, my contributions began to wane as the next three seasons went on.

My interest in covering the team's exploits with my camera grew and that became more and more of a focus (pardon the pun) for me. I was happy to contribute images not only to the players, their families, the fans, the fan club and the team itself, especially last season for use in the program, on magnet schedules, pocket schedules, posters and the website as well as a large photo display inside Zuroma. My photos have also been used extensively by the league as well as newspapers and websites world-wide. What a thrill!

My decision to end this now has been in the works for some time now - I was just waiting for the right time to sit down and tap out this post and today felt like the right time. 

This is just an announcement - not quite the last post - as I have a few things to say about the whole experience as well as a lot of people to thank for making this whole thing a wonderful and memorable part of my life. 

For now, I'll leave you all with one of my favorite songs, which seems fitting for the day.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Robert for all the hard work and the long hours. We have enjoyed the BLOG and the pictures. I for one got to use them on and I am very thankful. As always we plan on seeing you around the neighborhood.


Chelsea said...

Thank you, Robert, for all of your dedication. It served so many from the local fans, to the out-of-towners, to the friends and family of those teams you covered. I'll always remember the whole Odessa incident and more recently, the Allen incident. I hope that this is blog is all that we will be mourning this offseason, and that we'll be seeing you in October and beyond. :-)

Unknown said...

Thank you, Robert. Your skill, dedication, and love of the game has been a blessing to us all. -Russell