The Naugatuck Valley League Football Blog’s great run is coming to an end.
It’s no secret that things have tapered off around these parts in recent months, and Remmy and Kyle met last week to discuss this website’s future. For a number of reasons, we’ve decided that it’s time to close down the blog when our hosting contract expires later this month.
The biggest factor in our decision is simply time. When we first started our NVL Football Blog in 2009, Kyle was a freelance sportswriter who was just starting college and Remmy was just starting to settle in with his family. Now, in 2015, Kyle has a full-time job and has taken on a few new responsibilities, and Remmy has two young children with a new full-time job on the horizon.
Last season we found it tougher than ever to find the 15-20 extra hours a week that it takes to maintain this blog at the level to which we’ve always wanted it, and we know it just wouldn’t be possible for the upcoming season and beyond.
That being said, we’ve had a blast talking NVL football with everyone over the better part of the last decade and we’re looking forward to doing it in the future. We’ve become friends with fans, coaches, players and media members from throughout the Valley and the entire state, and we always enjoy catching up in person at games.
Our whole presence isn’t coming to an end, though. One of the other reasons we’ve decided to close this blog is because its style is a little bit outdated; with the exception of a few appearance upgrades, the format has basically been the same since we started. It’s come time to evolve a little bit, and that task wasn’t one we could squeeze in at this point. The Republican-American is planning on launching a brand-new high school sports website in the coming weeks, and we’re hopeful that Remmy will be joining Kyle so we can continue our tag-team takes in that arena. The comment section over there will be just as good as it is here, but the big benefit will be much more updated and frequent content for you guys to enjoy. Hopefully you’ll all follow us over when the time comes.
We will hopefully have some more information on the new spot next week. We’ll update this post and the comment section with the info.
We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who supported us and made this a fun place to be every autumn for many years. We’ll talk to you all soon.
— Kyle and Remmy