As the hours tick down on 2008, I wanted to thank those of you following the blog for your suggestions, interest, input. Thanks also to print and cyber media that have been generous in citing various posts or linking to the blog. These outlets include: BusinessWeek.com, ESPN.com, sportsbusinessjournal.com, Goodhousekeeping.com, Awfulannouncing.com, Beaconbroadside.com, Baltimoresun.com, Courier-journal.com, Dallaschild.com, Trackmom.com, sportsmediasociety.blogspot.com, womenshoopsblog.blogspot.com, title-ix.blogspot.com.
A large thank you goes to my sons Ben, 20, and Eli, 18, for their support. Ben for encouraging me to step up posts to the blog, which went from one every six months to three (and sometimes five a week) in July. Eli for his fantastic technical assistance. If it's on the blog and required even a modicum of technical know-how, chances are Eli is responsible.
2009 should be interesting, with the release of my book in April, a book publicity tour and various writing and reporting assignments on youth sports issues. I hope you'll continue reading and contributing.
Here's a good way to close the year - with Doug Abrams's look back at encouraging youth sports stories from 2008.
Happy New Year, everyone.