It was one year ago today that I decided to start this blog. 383 posts later and here we are, on the precipice of 2016.
When I started The Coggin Toboggan I wanted to see how dedicated I could be to giving the City of Philadelphia an alternative news source that would be unafraid to tell the real story, and I believe we did that during our time serving the City of Brotherly Love.
I wanted to prove to myself that I could stick with a project for an entire year, that I could be disciplined enough to do something that people would enjoy, and not get anything in return.
I believe I did that over these last 365 days.
But, as the headline says, all good things in this life must come to an end. It was a great year, we made fun of a ton of people, wrote some good stuff, hopefully entertained you with a hot take or two, and perhaps even made a name for ourselves in a very crowded and busy sports blog market just trying to crush each other for hits and notoriety.
We made it and we made a name for ourselves, generating a nice following of fans who enjoy our ridiculous brand of humor and horrendous takes on the idiocy of sports in Philadelphia.
Hopefully our readers understand what a toll it is to write all of these article. I wrote all 383 over the past year, it was not easy and it was a complete grind.
With a new baby on the way, this just makes my decision much, much easier.
It’s tough to make this announcement, and I do so with a very heavy hart, but after the break I have embedded a perfect promo from the legendary Ric Flair that will explain our situation to our dedicated readers.
If you do not wish to view the entire video, please skip to about 1:08 to hear our announcement. Obviously, this is Ric Flair speaking, but he speaks for us through this old promo.
That’s right, I’m here today to tell you…..
THAT I WILL NEVER RETIRE! OVER MY DEAD BODY! I’VE GOT TOO MUCH JUICE LEFT, I LOVE THIS BUSINESS AND I’M GOING NOWHERE, THANK YOU!
You think I’m going to retire and quit this blog after just one year? JUST ONE YEAR?! Are you kidding me? The competition would fucking LOVE IT if I quit, if I took this blog off the internet and stopped rubbing their nose in how a real sports website should operate.
You think SportsPickle doesn’t want to see us throw in the towel? That hack website is quaking in their boots that I decided to keep this website going. In 2016 we’re going to convert THOUSANDS of SportPickle readers to Coggin Toboggan readers, believe that.
I’VE GOT TOO MUCH JUICE LEFT.
I’ll be here for a long, long time. I’ll be slitting throats of my enemies and competition and dancing in blood for the next year.
Check us out at noon for another HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT about our future.
Coggin Toboggan for life. I’m out.