NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After nine years, Jan. 15 was the final show for The Midday 180.

onwardIn 2008, newspapers were well on their way to their demise, with only the best ones surviving well as online outlets and continuing to do the sort of work my colleagues and I hoped to be part of when we set out on careers as sportswriters.

I was incredibly fortunate to land at ESPN.com as one of eight NFL divisional bloggers, a designation that has come to mean different things at different times. At that point, it meant covering the AFC South like crazy.

The eight of us were hired to help ESPN shape its online coverage of the league at that time, and while it’s changed a lot since then, there are still echoes of it in what they do now. [Unlocked]

Fast forward, and radio now is in a very similar place to newspapers then. Different platforms are taking over and while the older crowd may be sticking with the old way, younger people are looking for all sorts of additional means for content.

For the second time in my life, in a second industry, I’m choosing – this time with two dear friends and colleagues – to get ahead of the curve.

So, I’m thankful to everyone who helped add “radio guy” to my resume at The Zone.apple icon 144x144 precomposed

But coming up: Something new, with possibilities for all sorts of creative things.

Yes, at Outkick.

I’ve battled with Clay Travis, and I’ll battle again. I'll bring some counterbalance and dissent. He welcomes anything I’ve got to say.

But I’m not going there to talk politics. I’m going to continue to be me, taking sports and life with my guys, Jonathan Hutton and Chad Withrow.

Stay tuned for how, when and where.

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