Well, this semester is coming to an end. This will be my last post for a while. It could possibly be the last one ever, but lets put that to the side for a second. It has been a crazy ride in the world of sports since January, so what I thought I would do today is sum it all up as my farewell blog. This blog that originally started as a strictly collegiate football coverage blog, and blossomed into covering many other sports. Everything I covered over the past four months were the things that I thought were the most important or most controversial, sometimes both.
Lets start with the small topics (well at least small in my eyes). I covered A-Rod and how his return to baseball could end up a joke. I covered the hero of the super bowl, and many other issues in the NFL, as well as Tiger Woods and many other things. As far as I am concerned, everybody still hates A-Rod, and Tiger has a lot of work to do to get back to championship caliber. The Patriots found a great one in Malcolm Butler, and will Josh Gordon straighten up and have a career in the NFL? Time will tell with all of these, and I cannot wait to see what happens.
Now I am sure some of you are saying, what about the UAB stuff he wrote? I am getting to it now. As everyone knows, I was at UAB for three years before coming to South Alabama. I had to transfer quick, so UAB was still on my mind a lot. So with me having to do this blog for class, and it being a sports class at that, I figured what better way to speak my mind to the public than through this. I covered a lot of things about UAB. Jordan Petty transferring back, Coach Clark announcing he would stay and see what happened, and then the most famous one. The most recent blog I wrote about UAB was an open letter to Conference-USA. I wrote that just to speak my mind about the meetings that will take place in Dallas in June. I never dreamed what happened next. It went viral. I could not put my phone down for longer than two minutes without getting a notification that someone had commented on it or shared it. Al.com even did a write up on it. I felt official. I couldn’t believe that so many people wanted to share and read it.
My point for this final blog is to thank everyone who took the time to read my stuff. I know most of my non-UAB blogs got little attention, and that is okay. I used this blog to fight what I believe in, and that is getting football back at UAB. Every blog I wrote about it was a plea to bring football back. I’m not saying it did, but hopefully one day I will realize that my blogs helped out a little bit in the process of bringing football back to UAB.