The Tailgate Review has morphed into several different things over the last 5 or so years. It went from a simple e-mail chain that featured a Monday morning review of the weekend’s tailgating festivities, to a popular FaceBook page, and now to its current form. I have enjoyed it from day one and can not believe the things I have experienced due to having the site. From being linked by the biggest names in the UK media, to appearing on radio shows, to having articles written about us in local papers, it has been a hell of a good time.
As I have said before, I am not a professional writer, by any means. I am a fan who enjoys writing silly stories or articles about things that I like to laugh at and that my friends seem to enjoy reading. I have gotten away from what I enjoy doing lately and I haven’t written anything good for 3 months. Some would say it goes back a lot longer than that. I need to refuel.
The other reason I am saying “see ya”, and most importantly, is that I am going to be a daddy very soon. My wife is pregnant with our first kid, Robert Allen Pedigo, Jr., and he is due to be here very shortly. To put it simply, things are changing for me at an alarming rate and I love it. Things that I was once weirdly passionate about, suddenly don’t mean as much to me right now.
I appreciate all of those who have contributed to the site over the last 16 months. I dearly wish we had more of you interested in helping, but when you are doing it for free, it is hard to sell ‘free’. If you would like to be a contributor, please let Fertig know. He plans on updating the site as often as he can during the summer and into the fall.
Like Oprah, I am not going to say ‘goodbye’. Will I return to TGR? Possibly. Will TGR die without me? No. I am not sure what the future holds for me and the UK blogosphere. Whether it is here or somewhere else, I am sure you will once again here my completely asinine commentary on UK athletics. Lucky you, right? Thanks to all of you who added TGR to your daily rotation of UK sites. You really don’t understand how many of you there are out there until you actually see theh numbers. As always… C! A! T! S!