Over the past 3 years (since the birth of Andersyn) I’ve realized that BGSU sports really aren’t that important to me. And, in fact, I really just don’t care that much about most of them. How did this happen? I went from being a “fanatic” to “fair weather” in almost no time flat.
The same goes for this website. I rarely update the home page with stories or info. I almost never post in the forums, and I most certainly don’t go browsing through them for “pleasure reading” anymore. It just all seems so trivial and trite to me anymore… Part of me is sad about this, part of me thinks I’d be crazy if I felt otherwise.
It doesn’t help that BG is really pretty bad in everything. Seriously… with the exception of women’s basketball, what has BGSU won in the past 5 years? 10 years? 15? I’ve gotten to the point where I just don’t want to make the half-hour drive, pay for the tickets, and sit through a sub-par performance when I could be spending it with my wife and daughter instead.
The exception to all this for me is men’s basketball. I still get excited thinking about making the drive to BG for games. I still think “This is gonna be our year!!!” The new Stroh Center has me even MORE excited for this season than recent years…
So, what does this mean? It means, expect to see some changes around here in the not-too-distant future. I’ve considered shutting the site down completely (It doesn’t make much sense to do something if your heart isn’t in it… and for the past couple of years, my heart hasn’t been in it). I’ve considered selling the site, but I’m not sure to whom I’d sell it… I’ve considered just shutting down the forums and keeping the main site up and just blogging about men’s hoops. I haven’t figured out the answer yet, but I’m pretty sure this website isn’t going to continue on in its current state.
Let me know if you all have any thoughts. I’m not saying it’ll change my mind, but I’ll take everything into consideration.