I haven’t really engaged with all of you in the same personal way that Scors has over the short lifetime of this blog. He has a much more important story to tell than I do, I’m just your average sports blogger who is riddled with social anxiety and misses the days where he got to compete (poorly) against out-of-town rivals. As Editor-in-Chief and producer of both The Corner Booth and Coming in Hot (which is coming soon, my Wi-Fi is not good and I have to play a Skype video into my Audacity app in a quiet room where I also cannot use my laptop), I felt the need to comment on where the blog and podcast is going during the outbreak.
Last week I spent four hours watching doctor videos about the Coronavirus. All of this occurred between 10pm and 2am when I should have been editing Corner Booth. As a chronic nail biter, and someone who works amongst thousands of people in my real 9-5 job, I felt overcome with the desire to learn about the level of danger we are all in. I even started to write a blog called, “Why I couldn’t sleep last night: The Coronavirus,” Which I thankfully didn’t finish before all the major sports leagues are canceled for the foreseeable future.
When Scors and I first started discussing starting this blog in the late summer and early fall of 2019, we were excited about adding a written component to our podcast idea. In the past, we had done a previous podcast and we figured the writing aspect would keep us more on our toes and well-informed for the podcast. Unfortunately, with all these podcasts to edit, I haven’t done the writing I had been hoping too. We have been excited about ProcrastiNation for a long time and we continue to be.
We understand the public health crisis we currently find ourselves in, and believe the leagues have done the right thing in postponing or canceling their seasons. This blog and our sports coverage has been better received than we could have ever imagined. The week before the launch, Christmas week of last year, Scors and I discussed writing even if the numbers weren’t there. If the people read us we would be ecstatic, but we were more excited about staying in touch and doing something we loved. Since the ProcrastiNation started, we have received nearly 1,000 readers each and every week.
I am so thankful for all of you. Here’s how we’re going to keep reaching out to you in the future.
The Corner Booth will begin watching and discussing important games from our past from all the big sports leagues. If there’s a game or a series or something that means something to you and that you would listen to a podcast on, let us know in the comments, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
I’m going to try to do more video content and maybe get weird with streaming Madden or other games just so we can all pretend we’re enjoying sports again. I mean, how else are we going to fill our time in quarantine? Read a book? What am I in 6th grade? (Just kidding, I’m reading like three books now and let’s be friends on GoodReads)
Scors and I love doing this too much to stop, and we’re really appreciative of everyone reading ProcrastiNation and listening to our podcasting network on the site and Spotify.
We will get through our March without sports together, and we will all be stronger for it.
As Scors would say, “Hear hear to the ProcrastiNation.”