A Final Goodbye — And Thank You — to Eleven Warriors

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Fatpants's picture

I blame the woman from twitter that said she was going to find you after you dumped on her husbands TMNJ t shirt. 

PG <3 PG

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Tim Shoemaker's picture

This is actually the real reason but I didn't want to write about that because I'm still kind of scared. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

You'll be missed Tim - thanks for all the laughs and writing you've done over the last few years. You've made this place a lot better.

Good luck in your Marketing gig

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

 I’ll be doing copywriting, social media

I’ll still be terrible on Twitter. 

Sounds like you are perfectly qualified for the new gig....

Thanks for everything and good luck, TIm. 

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Barfolomew's picture

:(

Good luck in your endeavors, Tim. You'll be missed.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Best of luck to you Tim, your content was always fantastic.  Keep in touch!

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Bubblehead's picture

It's the MODs, isn't it?  That's why everyone is leaving?
Good luck on the new gig, and thanks for the last few years!

know nukes

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NObuck-I-inTEAM's picture

Good Luck Tim!  

This is starting to get concerning.  The turnover on the site is crazy high right now.  My 12W subscription is up on 8/12...I'm starting to think I need to hold off on re-upping until I see how the replacements do.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Eh, we're fine. Never been stronger. The problem is when ESPN, Fox and others announce massive layoffs, it reverberates in the industry. Guys get into J school with dreams of ending up at ESPN or another national player and now that dream is a little harder to see.

NObuck-I-inTEAM's picture

Good to hear.  Thanks for everything Jason!

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703Buckeye's picture

11W needs to take up that mantle and be the shining beacon for all journalism students!

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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rosycheeks's picture

Tim:

today is my last with Eleven Warriors.

Jason:

Never been stronger. 

How's that feel, Tim? lol

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Jason Priestas's picture

Ha, I was speaking more to the financial side of the house. Tim will be tough to replace on the editorial side, that's for sure.

SCarolinaBuckeye's picture

I'm of the opposite opinion.  We need more 12-dubbers now more than ever.  With two staff defections in a month it's time for some regulars to step up and become a 12w.  I like the #content, but the community makes it an easy decision to shell out the $85.

Beat Clemson

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Daniel's picture

I'll miss Tim, and wish him nothing but the best.....but I have total faith that Jason will be bring us some great new talent.  Always has, always will.  11W is an awesome site. 

Va Buck

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toad1204's picture

Another one goes off in the wild. 

Seriously though best of luck on the new assignment.  I'm sure you'll do great.

The offseason is the longest season.

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SilverState's picture

(I was halfway through editing when I realized this wasn't a happy story/he nailed the window - just figured I'd finish it out, lol)

"Year for what?"

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Jason Priestas's picture

WAY TO RUIN THE SEASON, ASSHOLE

KevinJ's picture

That deserves a UV.

Best of luck Tim I really enjoyed your work. 

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Gratefulbuck's picture

This made me do one of those start-to-laugh/pause/LOL things. Hilarious, JFP!

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Fatpants's picture

*goes to edit

*sees name

*thinks better

PG <3 PG

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McBane's picture

I thought you were too busy with work?

Just keep winning!

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Fatpants's picture

I was earlier. 

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Gratefulbuck's picture

You could move the thread to Site Stuff

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GoBucks10's picture

I hate the offseason.......

I hate the offseason.

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NHBuckeye's picture

This is why this site is so damn great!   

Fields of Dreams

 

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Everyone is leaving me....what's next?

Thanks for all the hard work Tim, you'll be missed buddy! Best of luck in your future endeavors my dude

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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KD_Bucks11's picture

Thanks Tim, always enjoyed your work.

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Reuben's picture

we ended up making it through just fine. Eleven Warriors always does.

Amen to that. Good luck, Tim. Can't blame anyone for getting out of sports media after watching what's happened over the last year. But here's hoping Eleven Warriors will remain an exception to that trend. 

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Redlegs1000's picture

We'll miss you bro. Congrats on landing my dream job. Thanks for ruining the season Asshole!

"If the NBA was on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love on channel 4, I'd watch the the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy." ~ Bob Knight

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513Buckeye's picture

Thanks for everything Tim!  Major respect working for so long in what we know is volatile and often difficult industry.  We've all been beneficiaries of your hard work and dedication.

Congrats on the new gig!

-Ohio Against The World-

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GoBucks10's picture

You will be missed, Tim.  Good luck!

I hate the offseason.

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703Buckeye's picture

Sad to see you go, Tim.  Best of luck in your endeavors!

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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buckguyfan1's picture

Poop.

Good luck Tim and thanks for all you added to 11 Warriors.  

Bring on the Fresh Meat!

Simplify...

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brutus0717's picture

A Ms. Trunchbowl reference?!? Interesting

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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Hovenaut's picture

Well darn it all.

But life is new adventures and challenges, and I'd expect you to seek them out. Have appreciated all your efforts the past three years, Tim - wishing you all the best going forward. Be sure to check in on us every now and then. 

Keep your shoulder to the wheel (too soon?)...

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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SCarolinaBuckeye's picture

Thanks Tim for everything.

P.S. Please don't screw this season up.

Beat Clemson

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1MechEng's picture

Sorry to see another talented 11W writer leaving the industry. I guess once you've had the best (11W), it's time to move on to another field altogether. 

I'm sure that Jason will continue the run of hiring outstanding staff to keep this website awesome.

Trust me! I'm an Engineer.

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OSU56's picture

Congrats and good luck in your new position!

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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Hrobbbs's picture

I don't care what they say about you, you're a good kid.

Holy Buckeye!

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McBane's picture

Did this new place of employment entice you with a branch new TNMT shirt?

Just keep winning!

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BuckInChicago's picture

Congratulations on the new gig Tim and thanks for all your work here!  

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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Fatpants's picture

This is just clearing some cap space to bring Mark May aboard. 

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lamplighter's picture

Ugh. Too ugly a thought to even joke about.  Maybe bring on for the dunking machine at the fund raiser

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peidiwch â ffycin gyda'r Cymry
 

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Fatpants's picture

But can you imagine the comment section in anything he writes? Definitely worth the price of admission. 

PG <3 PG

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Actually...if the goal is site clicks...you may actually be on to something.  I'd get no work done...ever. 

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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lamplighter's picture

Good luck with the new job.  Thanks for the good work here. 

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BTBuckeye's picture

Thanks for all your hard work and good luck Tim. 

Here's the Aug 19th article on 11W about Braxton going down and being out for the season. 247 comments. Take a minute to Ctrl+F your username and see how you reacted (My reaction was absolutely right!! Haha. Whew). Man, that did suck at the time though. I guess things worked out OK. 

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2014/08/38901/braxton-miller-mri-tuesday-morning

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bakerjon's picture

Thanks for the hard work, Tim. Best of luck to you. Digital Marketing is a fun gig. I'm sure you will be great!

Here's to the new guy coming in!

Boy, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals! - Butch Cassidy

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OSUhunter's picture

best of luck Tim!

You win with people.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Now, I’ve probably already taken up too much of your time but I wanted to explain my decision a little bit. The biggest reason I decided to leave the sports writing industry is that the future of sports media somewhat terrifies me. I got into journalism because I love to write and I specifically love to write about sports. But everything is changing and it kind of left me at a crossroads in my professional life. It wasn’t an easy decision and it’s something I thought long and hard about, but ultimately, I made a choice to try and give my future a little more security. I loved my time here at Eleven Warriors and was perfectly happy, but you’re always thinking about what’s next and with everything that’s happened over the last six months in sports media I just didn’t know what was after this. That terrified me.

Appreciate your honesty and candidness, Tim. It is indeed an uncertain employment world where sports journalism is concerned. But as it's been said, the only constant in life is change. Here's to staying grounded and reaching for the stars.

And a Buckeye thanks for your hard work and wit here on Eleven Warriors.

Go Bucks.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Trying to think of something that's equal parts pseudo hip, quasi intellectual, poignantly poetic and sentimentally profound but alas, I cannot. So I'll stick with the basics: thanks for all your hustle, hard work and enjoyable articles, Tim, and I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors. I hope your wildest dreams become the very least of your successes.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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RBurgundy4's picture

Well, this kinda sucks, but I get it and certainly wish you well, Tim. Always enjoyed reading your work and respect the effort. All the best.

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Cruiser79's picture

Best wish's to you Tim and a belated one to Eric.

Cruiser79

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Best wishes on your life's next chapter, Tim. Thank you for everything :)

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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Birm's picture

From the day I met you and marveled at how your cheeks got rosy-red like Aaron Craft's did, I knew you'd break my heart one day, Tim.

Today is that day. The beat shall never be the same.

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LouBuck35's picture

See ya in the comments, Tim.

Thanks for all of your hard work and the #content.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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BeatTTUN's picture

Enjoyed reading your stuff Tim
Good luck in your new adventure

Go Buckeyes
Beat Michigan
Beat Indiana

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Thanks for all of your work, Tim. I truly appreciate the way you did what you did. Best wishes going forward. See ya in the funny pages. 

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Buckeyes17's picture

Good luck on your adventures. No matter what you do and where you go, it's always good to be a Buckeye fan.

"Khajiit has wares if you have the coin."

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MaliBuckeye's picture

Thanks, Tim- I enjoyed your work here, in Ashland, and wherever you were before that.... Best wishes for your next chapter!!

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KBonay's picture

Don't be a stranger Tim. See you in the forums!

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Fatpants's picture

Voting Record: 35 / 38

 Oh, Tim. 

PG <3 PG

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TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

I've never met any of the people who have recently moved on face to face but man I still get so sad reading these.  

Stay the course 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Best of luck for wherever your journey takes you next!  

Fields of Dreams

 

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CALPOPPY's picture

Tim, from the day (night?) that I met you, when we were at an after hours bar in Chicago, and an escort nice-looking woman asked if you were a mute, I knew that I liked you. Keep yourself mute and don't get your ass kicked by people stalking you whose husbands are TMNT fans.

Memento mori

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Sobchak's picture

Sad to see you go, Tim. I've enjoyed reading your articles for the past couple of years. You've always put out quality pieces. Thank you and good luck on your next adventure.

"Smokey, my friend, you are entering a world of pain."

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EJRosencrans's picture

I respect your decision and wish you the best in your next job. This is a loss and you will be missed!

Go Bucks!

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buckzilla1's picture

2 things:  #1 It's a dog eat dog world out there. #2 Don't get caught wearing milkbone underware. 

Good luck, go Bucks and God bless America

Don't believe everything you see on T.V.  Abraham Lincoln

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brutus0717's picture

Tim, you're leaving a place better than you found it, and that's one mark of a good man. And you helped to make it better. Thank YOU, and best of luck.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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Buctor's picture

Got to believe you are leaving a dream job!  May they next one be so as well.  Work just as hard there and it will.

You nailed one of the most important aspects of any place of employment, great folks to work with.  When they become you friends, that takes it beyond great.  Again, may you find this in your new job too.

Most importantly, thanks for your writing, it was fun to read.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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High St Heismans's picture

Thanx for your efforts Tim & Good Luck moving forward

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