PHILADELPHIA -- I have just received word, within the hour, that I have been immediately relieved of my duties with ESPN.com (all of them, not just half). I have truly enjoyed a period of almost four years working with the Worldwide Leader in Sports. I thank the staff for taking a chance on a blogger back in 2005. I also appreciate their (unknowing) subsidy of this website and its experiments, during what turned out to be a prolonged and protracted timeframe. ESPN and I worked together to create a new, unique type of college basketball journalism that served a traditionally underserved niche.
I will now respond to five randomly-chosen, boolean questions from the internal audience.
Q: Does this have anything to do with "The Sports Bubble"?
A: Yes.Q: Will you break your previous promise and speak ill of the Worldwide Leader, and assume a throne in the pantheon of martyrs to La Revolucion?
A. No.Q: Does your kdubespn e-mail address work anymore?A: No.Q: Will this affect the rest of The Mid-Majority's fifth season, the pledge drive, or future travel?
A: No.Q: Are you available for red-hott national journalistic work in the mid-major collegiate basketball arena, effective immediately?
We will never speak of this again.