I love the Denver Nuggets. I have blogged about them for almost six years. I took to the internet in the spring of 2007 to complain about Allen Iverson’s shot selection in the 2007 playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs. Born a Nuggets Fan was, well, born. When I started blogging I never imagined anyone would ever find my work, let alone take the time to read it. Regardless, I spent hours watching and re-watching the games every night. Charting the number of passes the team made before every shot like Norman Dale or recounting a step by step defensive breakdown. I agonized over mistakes as if by documenting them, I could prevent them from happening again.
Much to my surprise one day I received an email from Matt at Blog a Bull and he offered me an opportunity to be the Nuggets blogger at SB Nation. I was thrilled beyond words because it was the first evidence that anyone had read anything I wrote. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity and Pickaxe and Roll was established. I knew at the very least people would be able to find my work. At SB Nation I was able to come into contact with other exceptional bloggers and started making video breakdowns.
Other people were indeed reading my work. Two of those people were Henry Abbott and Kevin Arnovitz. After a great year with SB Nation Kevin contacted me and offered me a spot with a brand new network that he and Henry were putting together called the TrueHoop Network. Although I was completely happy with SBN I leapt at the possibility to be associated with ESPN.
Being a part of the TrueHoop Network is one of the coolest things I have ever experienced. I have had a chance to do things I never through were possible when I started concocting my drivel six years ago.
I write this now because I have reached a point in my life where I no longer have the time or energy to continue to blog about the Nuggets. In reality I have been done for a while as anyone who frequents RMC knows. I rarely post anything anymore so this really does not change much of anything around here. There may be some who read this wondering who I am and who let me write this.
It pleases me greatly to know that I leave behind me a great team of writers to carry RMC into the future. Kalen will take over as the administrator/owner of the blog and he, Joel, Charlie, Matt and Tom will continue to provide the day to day content.
In conclusion I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. Thank you to Matt at Blog a Bull for my opportunity at SBN. Thank you to Henry and Kevin for my time with the TrueHoop Network. Thank you to Howard Beck who offered me a chance to contribute to Off the Dribble. Thank you to ESPN for the opportunities to have my work on ESPN.com. Thank you to my fellow bloggers who I have had the pleasure of collaborating with over the years and for those who linked to my work. Thank you to the Nuggets for the times I have been credentialed and for opening up to bloggers. Thank you to Kalen, Charlie, Joel, Matt and Tom for providing great Nuggets coverage when I no longer could. Thank you to my family for putting up with me when I was sleep deprived and grumpy from writing until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning.
Finally, thanks to the readers. I appreciate the time you all spend reading our work and without you, there is no need for us. You have no idea how happy I am that so many of you have found my work worthwhile.
I am excited to see how RMC continues to grow. I know the best is yet to come.
With that I only have one more thing to say.