...randomness surrounding Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, and other great indie rock bands; a quasi objective look at "my" sporting teams; the random horror film; plus other crap as we see fit...all with a Pittsburgh based feel.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Empties Crushed retires from NFL

Farewell NFL.

When Free agency began this year, we had a new sense of excitement about continuing to rebuild our career in the same way that we had rebuilt our blog after our catastrophic lack of views in 2005. Unfortunately, what we found out was that the league did not share any of the optimism about us as an Unrestricted Free Agent that we expected. In fact, there was an overwhelming sense that there was no room for us among this year’s group of blogs; whether in a starting, competing or a back-up role. No matter what we did or said, there seemed to be a unified message from teams that we were not welcome to compete for one of the many jobs that were available at the blog position. It seems that the stance we took against the Flyers and Riley Cote regarding our rights as a blog and player has followed us into Free Agency.

After taking a long look at our career and our personal convictions, we have decided to begin early retirement from the NFL effective immediately.

In a related story, Empties Crushed has declared its eligibility for the NBA draft next year.

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