(Looks around…sees dustballs rolling down the street before sheepishly looking into the camera)
So, um, hi gang…how’s things?
You might have noticed – and our numbers suggest you indeed have – that, well, the three of us haven’t really been around much over the past month.
Okay, so that’s a lie – we haven’t been around AT ALL over the last 30 days.
There are a number of reasons for that, of course, and your ol’ pal Chris is here to explain as much as he can.
The main reason for our extended hiatus (think more Blink-182 than At the drive-in) is rather simple: We’ve all been incredibly, extremely, off-the-chains busy. Adam’s grad school work has ramped up (along with his 40-hour-a-week gig) and Gene’s busy with Bosling business.
As for me? Well, as I write this I’m sitting in my lovely girlfriend’s kitchen in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That alone wouldn’t be reason enough…until you consider that I lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota until about five days ago. Translation: Moving takes up A LOT of your time.
There are other reasons, as well. The ongoing NFL/Artist formerly known as the NFLPA lover’s spat has almost totally stalled league activity. And, hey, the Packers DID win the Super Bowl, right? We wanted to take some time to enjoy the victory lap.
As Gene said to me recently: “Once we start writing about the offseason, it’s like we have to start climbing the mountain again. And I’m not ready to do that yet.”
We just want you to know that our absence had nothing to do with you guys and gals. We love each and every one of you and thank you for making year two at OBOD much bigger than year one (I suck at math, but the numbers are coming soon on just how much bigger. We’re not afraid to open our books!).
And we’re not going away for good. The rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated. We hope to be back soon, but again, we can only do so as time allows. There’s that little event in New York later next month and we’d sure like to write about that. And we think we will. But, really, labor battles between bitchy millionaires and billionaires ain’t our bag, baby, so don’t expect a ton of posts regarding that (we’ll leave that to those who are actually, you know, knowledgeable about such matters).
So, yeah, that’s an update on where we’ve been and where we’re going. Thanks to all of you and again, we hope to be back soon.