With the season now over, Roundball Mining Company will do quite a bit of reflecting on the 2011-12 campaign. But before we get in depth with our analysis we’d like to stop and say thanks. I know Jeremy touched on it in the Game 7 Rapid Reaction but I’d like to expand a bit more on his sincere gratitude to all those who have frequented this blog over the years.
About a year ago I was approached by Charlie and Jeremy asking if I wanted to join RMC as a writer. Being a journalism student and a Nuggets enthusiast, I had been looking for some sort of opening to write about the sports, or the Nuggets, for quite some time. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to hear about their proposal and accepted without thinking twice.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous at first. I’d never written for a website or had my work published for a large group of people to see. But knowing the Nuggets inside and out, and being able to discuss my passion with those who felt the same way as I put me at ease. After only a few posts I already felt at home because I was speaking the same language as all of you — Nuggets Nation language.
Over the last year I feel like I’ve made monumental steps forward with my writing. I’m sure Charlie feels the same way. The crazy thing is that you’ve all been there to witness it right by our side. I don’t necessarily know what the experience has been like from the outside looking in, but I do know that from my point of view, this has been an unforgettable 15 months.
So, thanks. Thank you all, whomever you may be, no matter how many times you’ve made RMC a part of your day — we just want to say thanks. We greatly appreciate it. Without you, this thing isn’t possible. We could write all day long but without anybody to share our experience with, it just doesn’t mean anything. The community that’s migrated to our site since its inception, and especially over the last year and a half, means the world to us. You guys are Roundball Mining Company and we hope you’ll continue to mold the site with your excellent insight and candid storytelling that you can’t find anywhere else.
Over the next several weeks we’ll have all sorts of analysis coming your way. From 3-on-3s to final grades to season recaps — it’s all going to be here. And as always, RMC is your No. 1 site to visit for draft analysis which should get underway sometime later this month.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the rest. It’s been a long, roller coaster-ride of a season and though it ended prematurely in the eyes of Nuggets fans everywhere, it was still one of the more enjoyable seasons I can remember being a part of.
We look forward to hearing from all of you in the future and once again, thanks for everything!