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December 24, 2013

Not Goodbye…

Filed under: Embarrassing,Scandal — Justin @ 12:41 pm

Bad news for Chas everyone. I finally found the incriminating photos he has of me and was able to break free of the virtual shackles that go along with someone owning a picture of you in a speedo. Just kidding, no human being, my wife included, could even look at that picture long enough to consider using it as blackmail. Not that one exists (thankfully).

As I’m sure many of you have noticed, I’m writing for Pitt247 now. A friend introduced me to Greg Croft, the site publisher, and there was mutual interest in me joining the team. I’ll still be here from time to time, but less frequently. I’m very sad to leave. Chas has been a phenomenal benefit to me as a writer not only in helping me improve my craft, but by giving me the platform to get my name out there. If Chas is interested in taking on a new writer, you won’t find anyone more willing to let you express your thoughts without any interference. If he ever edited anything, it was probably to fix a stupid mistake I made.

Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks for listening to my rambling over the past year or so!

Bummer. Loved your insight and balance. Best of luck!

Comment by DD 12.24.13 @ 1:05 pm

Sorry to see this – I was always impressed with your insightful, thorough analyses. Best wishes. I’m sure you will be successful in any endeavor.

Comment by 66Goat 12.24.13 @ 1:29 pm

Sorry to see you go. Great technical analysis.

Ted, DFW, TX

Comment by tedsptman 12.24.13 @ 2:08 pm

This blog has been, and will continue to be, for many years my one-stop-shop for Pitt news. It is the professional writing and attention to detail from you, Chas, and all other contributing writers that keeps me coming back. Thanks and good luck. Happy holidays to all!

Comment by HbgFrank 12.24.13 @ 2:14 pm

Merry Christmas to you, Chas, Justin and the rest of yinz. Safe travels to those of you taking to the roads and skies to be with family and/or friends.

Comment by Joe Lawrence 12.24.13 @ 2:27 pm

Congrats on getting the new gig Justin. Always enjoyed you pre-game analysis. Good luck to you sir and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

As well to everyone on the Blather. Merry Christmas

Comment by Emel 12.24.13 @ 4:08 pm

Best of luck and Merry Christmas!

Comment by nope 12.24.13 @ 7:41 pm

Emel, good luck in you next opportunity. I always enjoy reading your contributions/comments. Best to you and your family. Hail To Pitt!

Comment by MariettaMike 12.24.13 @ 8:12 pm

Congrats, Justin. You deserve it.

Comment by Jeff 12.24.13 @ 8:59 pm

Congrats Justin and best of luck. Have fun and no regrets. I best get the cookies ready for Santa and gun loaded for some venison. Less than 48 hours until kickoff.

Comment by TX Panther 12.24.13 @ 10:48 pm

Thanks for a great year of writing. Best wishes to you and your family.

Comment by Bowling Green Panther 12.24.13 @ 11:14 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Comment by isnore 12.24.13 @ 11:20 pm

You’re all right, buddy. Good luck in your future endeavors.

Comment by 2$Chuck 12.24.13 @ 11:31 pm

Oh, and is Pitt247 such a tawdry place that you had to file this post under “embarrassing” and “scandal”? haha

Comment by 2$Chuck 12.24.13 @ 11:33 pm

Merry Christmas, Pitt bros.

Comment by panther94 12.25.13 @ 12:25 am

Good luck, Justin! Let’s get a win tomorrow.

Comment by Oakland-boy72 12.25.13 @ 9:35 am

Merry Christmas to all !!!

If going to Detoilet for the game check out Greektown and the ballet in Windsor Canada !!!

Comment by WLAT and the Big Beat 12.25.13 @ 10:34 am

Gonna miss you, Justin, keep up the good work.

Comment by alcofan 12.25.13 @ 11:05 am

Justin will be missed.

I take some small pride that this platform that led to this opportunity, but we all know. Justin earned this by his own skills and talent. That was the extent of my role in his move up in the writing food chain.

Justin kept me in the loop as this was happening. As I told him after he got the gig, I am just grateful that I/this site got to exploit his talents while I could.

My one regret was missing a couple chances to meet up with him before or after a game this year to have a drink with him. You know, actually meet the guy in person. Since he will be with 247, I am encouraged that this will happen in 2014.

Thank you Justin for the great writing and contributions. As you know, the door will always be open.


Comment by Chas 12.25.13 @ 1:55 pm

Good luck & Happy Holidays Justin!

Comment by Punxy Panther 12.25.13 @ 4:47 pm

Thanks Justin! good luck and well deserved.

The Blather, as I’m sure Justin would agree, will be fine with Chas and Reed moving forward…

Merry Christmas to all.

Even though we have all been good little boys this year, not sure even Santa can deliver us a Pitt win tomorrow. But hell, Ralphie got his Red Ryder, so who knows….

Comment by Pap76 12.25.13 @ 10:16 pm

Congrats, thank you & all the best to you !!!

Comment by The Truth 12.26.13 @ 5:39 pm

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