Curtain Call: So Long, Bleacher Report, Thanks for the Memories

Patrick Cwiklinski@@patcwiklinskiCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2009

It really has been a crazy few months.

With my life as a university student and aspring sports journalist now in full effect, my time spent on Bleacher Report has become increasingly limited and I find myself in a massive struggle to find the time to shoot out new articles.

That, in short, is why I have made a tough decesion to leave B/R.

There was no conflict with another writer or comment that really got under my skin, it really all comes down to time management and as stands right now, as I am sad to say, Bleacher Report is at the bottom of my priority list.

So instead of leaving people who follow my work hanging and wondering if I've dropped of the face of the Earth, I've decided that leaving this statement, if you will, would provide some kind of closure as to where I've gone.

With that in mind, I want to keep this farewell as short as possible, but I did want to thank some people in the B/R community that has really made me feel welcomed and more confident about my work.

First off, to every single one of 52 fans, I am very humbled and grateful that you have taken an interest in my work and it is because of you that I wrote for B/R as long as I did.

To Leroy Watson who was always quick to comment on my articles and give me positive reinforcements.

IceMan, my fellow Vancouver Canucks fan who would keep me up to date with what was going on with my favourite team.

Jonathan Mathis, a genuinely nice guy who is an immensely talented writer, be sure to check out his stuff.

If I've missed anyone I apologize, I'm just sort of doing this on the fly but you know who you are.

Lastly, thanks to anyone who ever read any of my pieces ever, you made those hours spent in front of the computer worth while.

If anyone would like to keep in touch with me and what I'm up to, feel free to drop me an e-mail at, I will respond.

So that about sums it up, thanks a lot everybody who helped me get to this point in my life and I wish you all the best in continuing with your own writing or wherever your life may take you.

It's been fun.