We're taking a brief sidebar from the Peyton Manning escapades (and this post is being put together on Friday night, so maybe something huge has happened since this point, but for now, nothing has) so I can level with ya'll. Right now, I'm in Dayton, OH - I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the girlie, but that's a different story. At any rate, it's becoming harder and harder to get relevant links posted for the Golden Nuggets each day. I'm three hours ahead, so with the links posting at 2:00 a.m. pacific time, I have to schedule them several hours before they actually go up.
Which means less relevant links on the chance of breaking news. A lot of the bigger beat writers have articles that publish at 10:00 p.m pacific and later - and this is a problem for me. I started doing the Nuggets in 2008 because, to put it simply, I was bored and had insomnia. My schedule also partially required me to be up around 4:00 in the morning, which was around their normal post time.
Now they've grown, and became one of the most fun posts of the day due to the myriad of discussions that went on in them. There isn't a ton of topicality there, and I used to pack it full of features. Now, I don't really have the time. And now that Fooch is on the east coast, relocated to D.C., he's got the same problems as I do so he can't cover them.
We're looking for anybody who is interested in helping with the Nuggets. I will never stop doing them so long as the choice is mine, but perhaps some of you are interested in helping. Whether that entails taking a couple a week, one a week, just going in and adding relevant links to Nuggets that already mostly-prepared or ... something along those lines, we're trying to gauge interest. We don't really have a plan for this yet, we're just trying to see who's interested in helping. There's no pay and Fooch is actually quite a very mean-spirited dictator behind the scenes, but if you work well, he'll only yell at you a little.
Helping out will not only increase the overall quality of this site, but it will also give me some time to refocus and really make it count when I handle the Nuggets all by my lonesome. I also thought it best to sort this out during the offseason. So you can comment if you're interested, or if you want, shoot me an email here with Fooch on the CC. Just let us know anything about your availability or what you want to help with - and of course, please be in the pacific time zone.