Somebody once told me good byes are permanent. They said you should say “see you later”.

So this isn’t good bye, it’s see you later (maybe).

If you hadn’t heard, I have decided to close up here at SOX & Dawgs. It’s been almost 10 years of doing this. I’ve made a lot of friends through the site, made some good connections and embarked on something I truly enjoy and hope to continue down the line.

In case you didn’t notice, the last year or so, the site has been primarily a UConn only site with a smattering of Patriots as well. During that time, I have been covering the UConn Huskies teams almost like a beat writer with the exception of traveling on the road all of the time. I’m not a beat writer though and don’t see myself that way.

When Steve and I talked in the spring, I had mentioned to him that I was thinking about closing down the site. I wanted to see how things went and how much time I had to dedicate to the Red Sox and as well, UConn. He let me know at that time about his job and how much he was working and that doing some of the things he has done might not be feasible.

In the meantime, as I thought about it more and more, I couldn’t give the Red Sox the coverage that I had once given them here. I had hoped maybe to bring someone on board to write about them but it fell through. That would have allowed me to just concentrate on UConn.

Last week I had hinted on Twitter about a big announcement and got an email from Steve that reinforced my decision.

So with all that being said, I would like to formally announce that I will now doing my thing at which was founded by me. I hope to bring on some people and continue to give you the same coverage I have of UConn football, men’s and women’s basketball as well as men’s ice hockey. I do hope to be able to do UConn men’s soccer as well but that one will be time permitting.

I would like to thank everyone out there for their support. Because let’s be honest, without you the reader, the site wouldn’t have become what it has.

Obviously, I’d like to thank Steve for all of his tremendous work here at S&D. I’d also like to thank NotWallyGM and Amanda Bruno for their contributions to the site. Everything you three did here for the site is graciously.

It’s a bitter sweet day. But as one door closes, another one opens. So instead of good bye, I’ll say see you later (Yes I’m leaving the possibility of resurrecting S&D down the road. But for now, the focus will be UConn and only UConn.

Thanks again!