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Announcing My Retirement

I can't take KU football anymore. I'm retiring from following this team, and as a result, my time here on the great Rock Chalk Talk. I'd like to say a few words.

Good afternoon. I want to thank everyone for being here. I know that sometimes, I can say or do things that can be a little off-the-wall. Today, however, I come to you in all seriousness, to announce that...that I will be retiring from KU Football.

There are a lot of reasons why I feel like I can no longer contribute to this blog and the great discussions that take place here. I'm not sure what it is. The fact is, I'm tired. I'm tired of following a team that sucks this bad. I'm tired of the terrible coaching, the poor execution, the players playing with no heart. I can't do it anymore.

I've rallied before. My freshman year, KU went 4-7. Beating KSU and MU was amazing, but 4-7 is 4-7. From there I always remained hopeful we would, at the very least, become a competitive team. And we did. Then we had the greatest season I think we will ever have in 2007. I was there in Miami, I saw it all go down. I watched the epic Border Wars against Missouri. I even shrugged off last season's collapse.

But now...this is too much. I can't just sit by and watch Turner Gill destroy everything we built. Not after growing with this program. I don't ask for much. I know that seasons like 2007 are very rare and seasons like last year happen. But this...getting ran train on by average-at-best league teams...and the WAY we look...I'm sorry.

This blog has wonderful authors, contributors, visitors...its been valuable to me. I really have enjoyed my stay and the people I have gotten to know...well internet know. I know this site will continue to cover KU sports better than anyone ever thought possible. I really will miss it.

As I'm sure most of you know, there have been rumors swirling about me developing a kool aid addiction. As most of you have seen published in the media, these rumors are indeed true. I plan on challenging myself to overcome this and roight myself. This is why I feel I must take some time off from KU sports...I develop false hope and find myself beaten down from the crapness that is this team. I need to be free of temptation...I know a lot of you don't understand this, but never-the-less, I hope you support me.

I really...don't know what else it is I can say. It has been a fantastic ride, one that I will cherish and never forget. I hope you all will remember me as a user who made you laugh, pulled a few shenanigans - yes, as we all know sherroncollinsisthebesteverandIlovehim was me...made a few funny photoshops, but above all else, remember me as someone who really did love and believe in this team.

Thank you. 

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