I started writing for Eleven Warriors nearly two years ago, in the summer of 2011. In many ways, it seems like a longer than that because my life has changed quite a bit, almost entirely for the better1, either directly or indirectly as a result of being part of this site.
After numerous Skull Sessions — one almost every single week since I began — today's will be my last. When I first started, I remember comparing myself to glass ceiling-breaking Peggy Olson, and like Peggy, I knew when it was my time to step away.
Admittedly, the analogy kind of dies there, since I'm not leaving for another agency and really, the most recent episode of Mad Men threw that storyline for a loop. Regardless, I will still be out there somewhere in the interwebs, though I will try to contain my thoughts on Ohio State sports and TV to 140-character tweets.
Other than this pretty cool video, yesterday wasn't a very eventful day for Ohio State — which is at least good news in relation to the Fulmer Cup — so if you'll indulge me, I'd like to take a minute to thank everyone, from the other writers on the site to the readers.
Everyone on staff here puts a lot of time and effort into 11W, so please remember that and be nice to them. Not only do I like these guys personally, but I'm also a fan of their work and will continue to read it.
By and large, the commenters have been very kind to me, which I have always greatly appreciated. I hope you have enjoyed my take on the Buckeyes, my pop culture references, my beloved footnotes2, and for those who listened, my year of co-hosting the Dubcast with Johnny. Since this past football season, I've also been working behind the scenes as a copyeditor and even if you didn't know that, I hope you noticed fewer typos and the proper usage of premiere vs. premier around here.
I'm extremely grateful for my almost two years with the site and I will sincerely miss being a part of its daily operations, but I'm also looking forward to spending some of that free time with Netflix and finding out if I have the attention span anymore to read books.
Now that I've more or less said goodbye, it's time for the actual Skull Session portion of this post. It'll be One More for the Road, but as we know, All Good Things... must come to The End. Enough of the Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, though. Everyone's Waiting.