Congrats on five years Ace, I know I appreciate all your hard work!
So, I started working at MGoBlog five years ago today. I'll try not to say too many things, but I have some things to say. (1/?)
This was @mgoblog's post announcing the new additions at the time. This was my job description:
You might note that I do, like, almost none of that stuff. I didn't start out writing game recaps, covering hoops, breaking down film...
...really, any of the stuff I do now. But @mgoblog realized early on that I was much better suited to that work than recruiting reporting.
Instead of getting frustrated that I didn't quite fit the mold, Brian let me find my niche, and the job continues to evolve to this day.
And that was more important than I think he even knew. Then, to add to that, he's been infinitely understanding about my health.
Simply put, I wouldn't have been employable in any other line of work my first four years on the job.
...not only allowed me to keep doing what I love, it gave me a reason to keep pushing through some really trying shit.
I'm beyond fortunate to have this job. I haven't lost a bit of that childlike wonder when I walk into the press box to cover a game.
I'm just so damn appreciative of the people who've allowed me to get where I am, and I can't wait to see what the next five years brings.
Alright, I'm done, and Brian will surely poke fun at me for getting sentimental. I wouldn't expect any less.
(And sorry, y'all, but you will pry this job from my cold, dead hands.)