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An Open Letter to the Readers of SIM

Hi Gang.

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything over here, and quite frankly, I’m not sure if there is anybody left to even read this stuff. Nevertheless, I wanted to provide the following update on my status and the status of SIM for anyone who might still check in here from time to time.

Just under a year ago I launched this blog to give myself an outlet to vent about Michigan and Detroit sports since I’m stuck out here in Seattle. I threw up some posts just to see what would happen and actually got a pretty nice response to my thoughts an opinions. It was a hobby, nothing more.

It all started to turn as we rolled into hockey season, when my true passion, the Detroit Red Wings, began to shine through. I followed them with a fervor as they made another run at a Stanley Cup and many of you came to realize just how important the team was to me.

And then a funny thing happened…

I got invited to write over at the powerhouse of Red Wings coverage Winging It In Motown, which opened up the doors for me to take the reigns of my own Wings blog at Motown Wings. In the process, I also got asked to participate in the extremely popular MGoTalk podcast with two guys who I grew up watching play football for the Maize and Blue. As if that wasn’t enough, I partnered with Brian, our producer, to launch another podcast aimed at bringing together the most well versed and influential blogging minds around the Detroit Red Wings blogosphere. We’re six weeks in to The Obstructed View and the response has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive. Add to that my role in helping coordinate the H2H charity event in March and you can see how busy life has gotten for me.

But with success comes sacrifice, and SIM has been the biggest victim. It’s been almost impossible to keep up with everything that is happening across the vast sports universe that I follow, and even harder to present a thoughtful and meaningful opinion. With so many excellent voices out there to choose from when it comes to the Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings and Michigan, it only makes sense that I stick to what I know the best and am already invested strongly in.

So, sad as it is to say, I’m putting SIM on indefinite hiatus. I don’t expect that I’ll write over here again anytime in the near future, but if I’ve learned one thing over the past year it’s that you never know what the future holds. I won’t be taking the site offline, so all of the content that is here will remain archived for your viewing pleasure.

I encourage you all to bookmark both Motown Wings and The Obstructed View for all sorts of great Red Wings coverage, both from me and the immensely talented group of individuals I share the microphone and keyboard with. As for my love for Michigan? The plan is for me to start writing more blog type posts over at MGoTalk along with our regular schedule of regular season podcasts. I won’t be far away, I promise.

So, let me close by offering my sincerest thanks to each and every one of you who has read, listened, commented and complained to me over the past year. I couldn’t have made it this far without you guys, and your support means the world to me. I look forward to continuing our conversations at all of my new locations.

Go Blue. Go Wings. Go Tigers. Go Pistons.

Oh, what the Hell..

Go Lions.

Until we meet again,

Chris

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You wanted answers. Uncle Gary has them.

I was a bit busy today, and apparently I missed “the Commish” sitting down and finally showing his true colors on TSN today. (Thanks to Kurt for pointing this out to me.)

It’s really about time we got some answers, and nobody shoots straighter than Uncle Gary. See for yourself:

I’m bummed there wasn’t enough time to ask him about the walk he and Cindy had around the three rivers last night.

Make sure you tune in next week when Brad Watson sits down to talk about his “intent” to improve and make it back to the Stanley Cup Finals next year.

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Changes.

Between the complaints about the font being too small, a run-on layout, and my incessant need to change things, this site now looks different.

It may change again, I don’t know.

Have an idea for a design? Like to make pretty pictures that have something to do with Michigan sports? Send me a layout and it might just make it on here. Otherwise, you will have to suffer as I change it up.

Don’t like it? Then click on one of those fancy looking new links on the right.

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