I’m already on to lacrosse season, but wanted to stop and say thank you to all who made this another record-setting year on the blog. Thousands of readers made a few minutes for the LoHud Hockey Blog several times a day. Perhaps we’ve discovered what those countless thousands who’ve supposedly given up on finding a job are doing with the free time.
Seriously, it’s nice to know that when you hit the publish button, somebody’s reading (or getting ready to pounce).
We should make a little noise for the coaches, who used to be able to make one quick phone call to the paper after each game and go home. Now they have to report the result to countless media outlets and provide blog material. It’s a long day for those guys and that stipend they get doesn’t even cover a summer’s worth of greens fees.
The kids deserve some credit, too, especially the ones who stopped and spoke after tough losses. Hockey players have no filters and make this job easy. And we should probably acknowledge the parents who seem to be absorbing more and more of the cost of this sport. Sadly, it’s going to get even tougher with school budgets getting trimmed again. Let’s hope we don’t lose anybody.
I’m not quite free and clear of hockey … the Rockland and Westchester/All-Star teams are being picked as we speak.
When the run date gets closer, I’ll send out a reminder and post them here on the blog when they publish. I will check in from time to time with any news that I stumble over, and maybe provide a fresh post every couple of weeks so the string of comments doesn’t stretch out so far in the offseason.
You can find me on the LoHud Boys Lacrosse Blog with Ta-Da, slacrosse and Bundy for the next couple of months and on the LoHud Golf Blog until the leaves turn color and fall. Don’t forget my other Twitter feeds, too … @LoHudLacrosse and @LoHudGolf.
Play hard. Have fun.