Time to Change
After eight full seasons of
chronicling girls basketball in the State of Delaware, I am
bringing this website to a close. I had a 7-paragraph
statement prepared listing all the reasons (there are many)
and giving all the details. But really, few of you are
interested in that, so Iíll skip the inventory.
Uncharacteristically (for me), Iíll cut to the chase: Iím
tired. Iím tired of the work that goes into the website and
Iím tired of the near total lack of involvement Iíve had
from the hoops community with regard to producing material
(articles, photos, etc) for it on any kind of regular
basis. To do justice to the subject matter of
DelawareGirlsBasketball.com required the website to grow
beyond the work of one person, and if that development
didnít happen after 8 years, it was never going to happen.
Also, I am tired of the complaints. Positive words of
support and encouragement always outnumbered the negative,
yet, the complaints were still there, and as recently as the
final games covered. Lastly, do not think this decision
hastily arrived at. I deliberated all last winter season
long about this moment. I even considered ending the site
at some point during the season. But I thought the
classy way would be to see the season through to the
year-end awards, so I ďplayed out the stringĒ as they say.
I then decided to withhold announcement through the summer
just on the long shot chance that I might reconsider.
To my awesome sponsors, Insta
Signs Plus and Bernie's Water Ice, thank you for your
generosity and for making possible such things as our iPOW
t-shirts and Year End Awards.
To the girls who played hoops
during the past 8 years, I tried my best to put as many of
you on the site as possible. To those still actively
playing, hang in there! Keep chasing that dream.
If you stick with it, basketball can give you a great life.
For those who really
appreciated the site, it felt good to have had the
opportunity to make you happy. I will consider you always
as friends. I regret if this announcement disappoints you,
but it is time for me to move on. Time to turn a new page,
start a new chapter in my life. I look forward to the
future with great optimism and a sense of adventure.
Odds & Ends
To view material that has run on DGB since the State Title
in March, you can check the
Archives or the
"Odds & Ends" page.
If you are looking for
any story or photo that ran on this site at any time in
the past, you will find it in the
we're talking all the way back to 2006. It's all
Bernie's Water Ice
becomes the second business sponsor of DGB.com. Bernie's
will sponsor our year-end awards through at least 2013. Tom and I appreciate the faith that Bernie's Water Ice has shown in DGB.com and the
willingness and generosity of this business to help us salute
our student-athletes through our year-end
A word to any athletic director or coach (of
sport) who happens to visit our humble little website:
We would like you to consider Insta
Signs Plus for your needs in signs, screen printing, embroidery,
full color digital printing, ad specialties & promotional items,
awards, metals, trophies -- even stationery and business cards!
By visiting their
website, you can see all they have to offer your team, your
school, your organization or club. When you contact them,
mention that you saw them here and that you appreciate their active
involvement in local youth sports. They provide the t-shirts that go to all
of our iPOW winners.
Sullivan sporting her Tigers warm-up t-shirt made by Insta
Coach Leizear of the Tigers 10U team had this to say:
"Insta Signs Plus were very easy to work with, designed a
great t-shirt at a great price and delivered them right on
Insta Signs Plus
107 J & M Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
you can access over 100 girls basketball videos
featuring such outstanding players like Telisha
Turner, Jaquetta May, Elena Delle Donne, Kelley
Doogan, Kristin Mills, Michelle Albanese, Andrea
Hines and many, many more.