Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/1/13
When I first started The New York Rangers Blog back in 2007, it was out of my love for the Rangers. I wanted to create a one-stop shop for Blueshirt fans to get their Rangers fix. Updates, stats, rumors and more in one easy to find spot. There was nothing similar available and I felt Rangers fans deserved a blog with the same dedication and commitment they had. Along the way, I learned a lot about social media and how to use it to promote the blog and make the experience on the site more enjoyable. A passion for making a career out of it began to build. I wanted to make a living doing this for a professional sports franchise. So, a year and half ago I began applying to local teams for a position on their social media department. And finally last month, after lots of rejection I was finally approached by a franchise about possibly running their social media team. A couple of interviews later I was offered the job as the Director of New Media. Now comes the apology part. One of the stipulations the team made before hiring me was that I had to shut the blog down because of the conflict of interest. What conflict of interest you say? Well, the job is with the New York Islanders. I'll give you a second to let that sink in. Yes, the creator of The New York Rangers Blog, is in fact now an employee of the rival Islanders (sorry not allowed to call them Fishsticks anymore). There's nothing else I can really say other than I hope you can forgive me. Sometimes life takes you in a weird direction. I hope you all understand that my family comes before the blog and the financial stability this job offers is something I couldn't turn down. I have informed Adam, James and Neill about my decision and they felt the best thing would be shut the blog down. And regretfully, I agree. I know last year I said I was closing up shop, only to return a month later. But this time, unless I get fired, it will sadly be permanent. This blog has been my life the last five years and without you, the greatest fans in the world, none of this would be possible. So, before I signout for the last time, I just wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Oh, and one last thing, Let's Go Rangers!!!!!!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Divac makes bold promise after trading DeMarcus Cousins

Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

Report: Andrew Bogut likely to join Cavs after buyout

Report: Broncos expected to 'at least discuss' Romo

Report: Raiders don't expect to keep Latavius Murray

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Josh Hamilton needs another knee operation

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Bill Walton goes shirtless during ESPN broadcast to the dismay of one woman

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker