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You guys, I just don’t know how to break this to you. I received the worst possible news just a few scant hours ago. I’m still processing it and I’m not sure how to cope. Maybe you can help me out. No, I’m not talking about Tristan not playing in my B Draft game this week, or about Bellichek being fined 50k for grabbing an official. I’m talking about something much bigger than that. I received this press release this morning.
TO: Commish, Imposter
FROM: The Stallion
SUBJECT: My imminent departure
Fellas, just giving you a heads up that as of November, your golden boy will be living in Houston TX. I got an offer from my company to take a job with our home office in Houston and I accepted this week. Just wanted to say thanks for making the last 12 years some of the best of my life. I appreciate all the work opportunities provided to me over that time and the hoops. The hoops and friends really made a world of difference to me.
Thank you both for being so good to me. I will never forget it.
(and no, this is not a joke, which is the reaction i seem to be getting from everyone)
Our O’CAL is leaving us!!
I am devastated! This is the man that was my inspiration for being a stat-keeper and creeping on the ladies in the Women’s league. Sure we had our difference. He was funny and I wasn’t. He was quick with his write-ups and I’m not. He’s good looking and I’m a big ginger, but still, I tried to be JUST like him. I even tried to grow out the uni-brow!
This treasure of C.A.C. Basketball, after 100s of blog posts and thousands of write-ups is finally, definitively breaking away and venturing out on his own. I’ve said it before, and I can’t say it enough, I’m devastated. I don’t know how I’ll recover.
Probably by drinking a lot.
In the coming weeks, look for a farewell tour that would have made Brett Favre blush with embarrassment. There will be gnashing of teeth, shredding of garments, tribute videos, and hopefully, a Hall of Fame induction speech.
We are witnessing the end of an era and the departure of a true legend. One of the few originals left to us, the Stallion will be missed more than words can say, but damnit we’re going to try before he leaves on a jet plane and never looks back.