Friarblog Updates: After the Season

Daniel "The Warrior Friar" James —  April 11th, 2014 4:16 PM —  Comments
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In honor of doing this on a Friday I’m going to do this similar to Friar Frenzy’s posting style.

  • First let’s start with the obvious: What a hell of a season that was. Holy crap.
  • I don’t think I need to say just how emotional winning the Big East Tournament was because it kind’ve says it for itself.
  • Trust me, I tried to write something in response to the end of the season success we had. It wasn’t meant to be a recap or anything, more of a love letter to what all this means to all of us. I couldn’t do it without sounding pompous or getting overly emotional. Hard to separate yourself from something you love so much I guess.
  • What I do want to say is that, after we won, it felt like a greatest hits album for me experience wise. Being with close friends, reminiscing about past games and the talks we used to have about getting here felt surreal.
  • The biggest thing for me was meeting other fans and being told that my work on here, Scout, SB Nation, Cox, wherever was appreciated. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to hear that.
  • It was a rough season for me personally, hence the lack of content this year. A lot of things going on behind the scenes of my life that made me feel the need to treat the majority of the season as a fan experience that I could hang on to for myself, if that makes sense.
  • I questioned what I was doing a lot writing-wise and there were plenty of late night discussions on the phone with friends as to whether or not continuing writing would be in my best interest. Not just for covering Providence basketball but my creative stuff as well.
  • Spoiler: it is and (probably) always will be.
  • I’m not going anywhere. At least for now.
  • Next season you’ll most likely find me here and on Cox Sports. I’ll be posting links to all Cox content I write onto this site so be on the look out for that.
  • I’m still trying to figure out the best way to make this site feel like a unique fan experience for all of you. I don’t want to be seen as someone who just emulates other sources. As a fan and a writer it would feel like a disservice if I were to give you guys anything less than my own singular style.
  • That may mean it might not work for you. That’s okay if it doesn’t. I hope for the majority of you whatever we introduce will be exciting and novel.
  • Speaking of novels, blogs and website aren’t the only thing I have in the works. But that’s a story for another time.
  • One other thing in the works for next season? Game Watches for away games. Looks like the official place will be Snookers, but until that’s confirmed it’s TBA.
  • Snookers for away games, Trinity for pregames and post games. I’m going to make an effort to organize that and promote that.
  • This fanbase is important to me, so these events are meant to be a labor of love for everyone who wears the black and white. If you have any ideas for some of these events or you think you’re interested in helping me organize them, please don’t hesitate to get a dialogue going with me on Twitter, @TheWarriorFriar
  • There’s gonna be some more silence during the offseason. I’ll be working behind the scenes but I don’t know how much I’ll be posting here. There’s going to be plenty of content on Cox Sports though.
  • It won’t just be sports stuff either. For now, check out my Game of Thrones episode one review on Cox. I’ll be doing reviews for every episode of the season, so please check back on Mondays for them.

That’s all for now. Follow me on Twitter for the latest updates on my life, check back here occasionally to see if there’s any updates, and keep an eye out for my work on Cox Sports. And, as always, go Friars.

- The Warrior Friar

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