Robert Niles

Published: January 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM

A huge thank you to Jeff for wrapping up the past year's news, and bringing a fun voice to the effort, too! Thanks again, Jeff!
Mike Gallagher

Published: January 4, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I second that emotion. Thanks, Jeff. And thank YOU, Smokey.

I wasn't planning on reading these, but they kinda grew on a good way, not like a fungus. Now please excuse me while I go vote in the Tournament.

David Kirby

Published: January 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Loved these articles and am really sad for them to end. Are you sure there's only 12 months in the year?
Jeff Elliott

Published: January 4, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Yes....only 12 months....thankfully.....

These got pretty tough right in the middle. I realized about midway that some of the running gags were backing me into a corner, and other running gags actually came up from saying the same thing over and over again (like saying that there was little news each month). And then I did have a problem several months where I didn't feel that I had enough to run with.....and then different midset with doing long form instead of short form gags was hard because in my mind the article needed to be a certain length whether or not the amount of news supported it.....and then I completely ran out of steam this last weekend and had to set it down for a couple of days....

I'm very glad you liked it....

Stephanie Blackwell

Published: January 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Thanks, Jeff, thoroughly enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek humor!