Cleveland Browns: A writer’s goodbye at the end of a tough season
Site co-expert Steven Kubitza is leaving Dawg Pound Daily at the end of 2017, hoping his departure will lift the curse over the Cleveland Browns.
I’m usually a fan of Irish goodbyes, but I wanted to say a few things before I leave the site.
I will be leaving Dawg Pound Daily after Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in which I can hopefully write about a win in my final post.
My first post with the site was published on September 20, 2015. I wrote about how Johnny Manziel beat the Tennessee Titans and how exciting that was. I have written about three wins since then.
I am ultimately leaving the site because life is unfortunately getting in the way. All the losing doesn’t help either, but there is something fascinating about covering a team that provides so much hope in the months of January-August. That hope may be false, but at least it’s there.
This was an amazing experience and I would recommend anyone interested in covering the Browns to apply to write for DPD. In my time here I have interviewed Chad Johnson, appeared on several radio shows and got to do a podcast with my best friend. And people actually listened!
If you are a writer that just wants some experience or someone who just enjoys talking Browns football, this is a great opportunity. It is truly something where you control your own path and it can lead to some amazing things.
I may write about the Browns elsewhere in due time, but I don’t have the time to write about them every single day as I have done for the past two years. The site will be in great hands with Tom Moore at the helm, as it has been since before I arrived, and the staff will have some great stuff as draft season gets underway.
I want to thank the readers for coming to the site and making it one of the best Browns blogs on the Internet, and for those who listened to the podcast throughout the past year. It is nice to know that we weren’t just yelling into the void.
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Thank you all and I hope the Browns can turn things around in 2018. For the sake of writers and fans alike.