August 11, 2008

Gopher Nation is Finished, Moving (change your bookmarks!)

It is with a tinge of nostalgic sadness I am announcing that this is the end of Gopher Nation. My tenure here has been slightly shorter than that of Coach Brewster's and a day longer than that of Mr. Orlando Tubby Smith. I started Gopher Nation in a humble attempt to fill a void for Gopher fans. I don't know whether or not that mission was successful but I had fun trying.

But with that said, I am tremendously optimistic to also announce that while Gopher Nation is finished, I am moving to a new host,new partner and new domain for Gopher fans. I have joined forces with the most outstanding blogger I know. Charlie from PagingJimShikenjanski, is a dynamic blogger who has truly owned his space and is one of the best bloggers in the country. I am really excited to combine our talents and provide Gopher fans with the best online experience we possibly can.

This joint venture has been in the works for a few months and was greatly sped along by the folks at SportsBlogNation. They were kind enough to invite into their fine family and we will be blogging for them at The Daily Gopher ( This truly is exciting and the tools SBN has should allow us to really bring Gopher fans into the community and be your daily read for Gopher News.

I encourage you to take a look at several SBN blogs (examples of my favorites below), check out the tools available and please comment below if there is anything in particular that you would love to see. We want to fill the void for Gopher fans and provide you with as much quality content as possible, so be sure to follow us to TDG and keep us in tune with what you want to see.

So after thousands of visitors, 334 posts and 18 months of throwing out my opinions, Gopher Nation is officially shutting down and in the next few days The Daily Gopher should be kicking off.

While we're looking forward to a new and improved Gopher blog, there are some aches and pains that come along with the move. Sometimes it doesn't seem fair, but then again what in life is? Getting access to your money when you need it would be a good start. That's why we have payday loans. It's a lot easier than a move to a new web address, that I assure you. But it'll be well worth it...just wait.


TSAX said...

Wow man, I am sad to see this page go. I do not contribute much to posts, but I check up on this site 3-4 times a week! I am very happy to hear that you are going to combine with PJS. I read both of you religiously, and it will only limit the amount of link clicking that i have engaged in during the past year. Thanks for your hard work and i look forward to the combination of yours and pjs's undeniable knowledge!

Jay Smith said...

Very thoughtful, had a great time reading your post