Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Closing Time

The 2010-11 season came to a close last Friday, and with that comes the closing of the blog for the off-season. Though the Gameplan came into existence during last year's off-season, I found it was much more enjoyable to write about and analyze actual games than hypotheticals. As such, there won't be much content here over the summer. The one exception will be if there is an NBA Summer League, especially if Will Hudson ends up with an invite. The Summer League, held in Las Vegas every summer, is one of my favorite basketball events, and it'd be a thrill to do a post or two on it if it features two former Golden Grizzlies. However, due to the potential NBA lockout, it remains to be seen if there will in fact be a Summer League in 2011.

If you read along this season, thanks a lot for stopping by. The blog was read more often than I ever expected, which perhaps shows that there are many Grizzly fans hungry for just about any coverage of their favorite basketball team. It was an honor to even be considered one such outlet.

Several conference-related posts also proved that The Summit League has some incredibly strong fanbases. It's no coincidence that the most popular posts from this season were those featuring analysis of North Dakota State and South Dakota State. It was a lot of fun to learn more about the conference this season, and several nice comments from other Summit school fans made that effort worth it.

If the blog comes back for 2011-12, it will start up on the eve of Midnight Madness. If not, it was fun while it lasted.

Thanks again to anyone who read, commented, retweeted, or e-mailed during this season. If you ever have something to say, feel free to drop me an e-mail: goldengrizzliesgameplan [at]


  1. What a great asset the Gameplan has been this season for OU fans! Great source of information (and genuinely cogent analysis) about not only the Grizzlies but also the entire Summit League.

    If the Gameplan somehow doesn't come back next season, it will be as devastating as losing Benson, Hudson, and Wright (ok, that may be a slight exaggeration - but only a slight one). Just about everyone I've pointed to the Gameplan has said two things: 1) This shows that Oakland is moving closer to the big time, and 2) This writer could definitely have a future writing about college hoops on the national stage.

    Keep up the good work next season. Please.

  2. Thank you so much, Corey. Couldn't tell you how often I looked forward to reading the insights from the Gameplan. It sure has been one heck of a year to be an OU basketball fan. Job well done with the blog. I especially enjoyed reading your comments on other school's blogs when you would exchange Q&A's with them.

    Sure hope to see the Gameplan back next year, and I know I sure would be willing to do anything I could to help you out if it would mean the continuation of the Gameplan

  3. Solid job, sir Corey. I expect to see more from you next season, as it should be an interesting one.

  4. Amazing job with the blog. You took it to unimaginable heights this year and demonstrated your basketball knowledge and writing ability. You cannot get enough credit when it comes to this project!

    Looking forward to another Beautiful Season next year...