I have no idea how to write this post. I wanted to do something clever, or sentimental, but everything I put on paper is coming off as lame and cheesy (not that I'm above being cheesy). So, I've decided that I'm just going to come right out with it: I've taken a job covering the Fire with MLSsoccer.com, the new, revamped official website of the league. As such, I won't be able to continue the Fire Confidential blog.
Now that I've got that off my chest, I would like to sincerely thank all of you who have read and commented on this blog over the past 10+ months. I had a ton of fun writing this blog each and every day and that is thanks to you guys. The community that exists here is due to the efforts of you all, and I want to say that I do appreciate everyone consistently coming back. It means a lot. And I would be remiss if I didn't thank my boss, Jimmy Greenfield, and my parents, Allan and Pattie. Thanks for all that you've done - I greatly appreciate it.
This is not the end for me though. As I mentioned above, I'll still be covering the Fire - the only thing that will be changing is the web address. I'm very excited to get started at MLSsoccer.com and I hope all of you will come check it out. It should be a very cool site.
The fate of Fire Confidential is, as of this moment, still up in the air. Chicago Now is currently looking for someone to fill my position. Jimmy (the boss) has told me that he would love to hire someone from the comments section of the blog to fill the spot. So, if you're at all interested in covering the Fire for Chicago Now (which, I can assure you, is an absolute blast) email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He'll listen to any and all comers regardless of age, experience, or level of training, so if you want this job, then I strongly encourage you to go for it. Who knows? You just might get it.
NOTE -- This won't be my last post on Fire Confidential. I'll be leaving for real when someone new is hired or on April 1st - whichever comes first. So I'll be around for a little while longer. Sorry for getting all of your hopes up...
Also, I'll be back with more coverage of the Jon Busch situation later on in the day. Stay tuned.