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On second thought . . .

by Archives September 16, 2008

When I was a young boy in residential NDG, I had a CD from a band called The Cranberries. It was called Everyone else is doing it, why can’t we. While I don’t tend to refer to myself in the second person plural very often, I couldn’t help but be reminded of that this summer.
If you remember, last year I wrote my final By the Book in this paper and all but announced my retirement. Heck, I was even given a Director’s Shield for my contribution to the department of recreation and athletics at Concordia; what I see as the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. But even Brett Favre had a press conference announcing his retirement.
I thanked (almost) everyone and thought I was out. Then, I was made aware of the opening this publication had at the sports editor position. It was an itch I had to scratch, and I am back in that position for the first time since April 2007.
So with this, I announce that I am coming out of retirement to return to The Concordian.
You will notice some changes right off the bat. For one, I did write my last “By the Book” for this paper. A new feature will be the return of Time Out. For those who haven’t been here for five years like myself, allow me to explain. Time Out was the name of the column in the Sports section as late as the 2004-2005 year. When I took over I re-named it to Just Jared (for one week) and then to By the Book. This year, the name will be changed back assuming the next sports editor will not be named Book thus reducing its cleverness.
Time Out will not be a soap box for my opinions; I’ve had four years of that. What I want to do with the column is focus on other people around Concordia athletics by telling stories that might not otherwise be told and looking at the people who do so much to represent this university.
I look forward to serving the Concordia community again and if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me at concordian.sports@gmail.com.
It feels like I never left.

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