Sunday, October 23, 2011
Before getting to the topic at hand, I want to begin by thanking everyone who purchased a copy of our unofficial guide to the 2011-12 Oakland basketball season, the Black and Gold Preview. For those who ordered last week, it should have arrived to your mailbox on Friday or Saturday. If you ordered over this weekend, expect it to arrive early this week. If you experience any trouble, please contact us.
I had very modest expectations for this project considering it is geared toward a very niche audience, but those expectations have largely been met. In fact, we're just one order shy of the sales mark we set as a goal. With that said, if you haven't ordered one yet or know someone who might be interested, please do know that you can still purchase one. Full details are available by clicking here. Even at the present mark, I couldn't be happier with the level of support. Thanks again!
Next order of business: what is happening with the blog? Well, in short, Golden Grizzlies Gameplan will cease to exist this year. However, in its place I will be launching a new website this season called Summit Madness. Thanks in part to those who purchased a Black and Gold Preview, we've got a real domain name this time, which is currently live at this moment: SummitMadness.com. If you click through, you'll only see a banner and some sidebar content. It will officially "launch" on Monday, October 24. So while I'll still be analyzing Oakland hoops this year, it will be alongside analysis of the other nine teams in the Summit League as well. This is a great conference that looks as if it will be extremely competitive in 2011-12. There are tons of interesting players and teams, and with any luck, some folks might stop by Summit Madness to read our take on all things Summit League basketball.
That being said, there will no longer be any posts at this outlet. If you enjoyed the analysis offered here last season and in the Black and Gold Preview, I hope you migrate over to Summit Madness.
Thanks again for reading along over the last year!