Hey guys. Could you take a seat? This’ll only take a minute.
You may have noticed that I’d expected this to be the week I made a return to my usual couple-of-posts-a-day blogging rate. You may also have noticed that I haven’t posted a thing since Sunday.
I wish I was here to tell you this was just more adjustment to a baby-dictated schedule and that things were back to normal, starting now. Wait: no, if I’m honest, I don’t wish that. Because the reason my absence has been extended is that I’ve been hired as a national college football blogger by CBSSports.com. They’re paying me real money and everything. Speaking exclusively from a personal standpoint, it’s a sweet deal.
But from a War Blog Eagle standpoint, it’s a lot less sweet. If it was just the new gig, or if it was just the new family member, I’d be a lot more confident about keeping WBE service up to something approaching its usual levels. But between both …
… well, between both, I’ll just be frank: there’s not going to be nearly as much content from me around these parts. I’m sorry. I really do wish the timing could have been better–the middle of Auburn’s most exciting season since Cadillac and Jason and Ronnie and Marcus and Carlos were around, with Auburn’s most dynamic single player since [pick a date] staring down a legitimate run at Auburn’s third Heisman trophy, is when I’d like to be writing more about Auburn football, not less. But the CBS gig just isn’t the sort of opportunity I could pass on, for reasons I think are obvious.
Before we get any farther, let me make this much clear: I am NOT saying goodbye. I love this site, our readers, and the amazing football team we all share far, far too much to give it up completely. I’m always going to have tons and tons to say about Auburn that won’t have a home at CBS; whenever I find the time, you’re going to read some of it right here. I’ll have a couple of things up before the LSU game, come hell or high water. And of course, the rest of the guys here at TWER will be doing their usual brilliant thing.
But for the time being, at least, I’m not going to be able to chime in more than occasionally. That’s not what I’d like. And I do apologize for it. But it is what it is, and I’m sure you understand.
I’ll be back maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow. ‘Til then: War Eagle. Cam for Heisman. And above all, thanks so much for reading … now, and going forward.
Just thought I’d bring that up. Make it happen Jerry. Good luck at the new gig!
J Franklin says
I thought it was really bad news when IT “web censored” thewareaglereader about 9 months ago. Luckily I bought a smart phone and started following online (probably 10 looks a day on the non-busy days). I’ve always enjoyed your wit and great writing skills. JCCW and WBE were solid gold! The good news is, I just looked at CBS Sports today on my break at work and it’s not blocked! Congrats on the new arrival and the solid gig with the big ballas. Wish you could come to “The Cuz Lunch” with me and Jack next Tuesday. Best of luck, Cuz! WDE.
Really proud for ya Jerry,
It could not happen to a better man, sincerely.
Thanks for all you have done for me, and for Auburn fans everywhere.
Wow. Good show and good luck. Nice to see a blogger go prime time.
Congrats! Now I can say “I knew about Jerry when he was underground.”
Congrats Jerry. Looks like I have a new blog to follow. And there was much rejoicing. I need more thing to read at work.
I mean, the work here at this site has consistently been so good that my game day experience is legitimately not complete until I come to this blog to find out how I need to feel about the game. I have on more than one occasion said “Man, I don’t know how I feel about that game. I just don’t know, but tomorrow afternoon Jerry will tell me how I should feel, and everything will be OK.”
So again, congrats on the job well done and the proper reward!
Congrats, ill follow you, gotta take care of that family!
Dude, that rocks. Enjoy your success! Congrats!
awesome buddy. i’m really proud for you on both…
Joe Blow says
No sir, I don’t like it. But damnit, you sure do deserve it. Congratulations!
Jerry, Thanks for all that you have given us over the years. It has made Auburn that much cooler. Paint the college football world orange and blue when you objectively can, and stem the tide of all the press release publishing hacks that seem to be running the college football media world.
TWER is something very special, and it is up to all of us to keep it going.
It couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy! Thanks for all the hours you have put in for the reading pleasure of your fans (like me). And for the promotion and honor of Auburn University. Best Wishes & War Eagle!