Farewell, New York Times

One thing I never told you guys concerning the NYT “Hockey Night in Blogdom” project, is that the bulk of the project will occur during the playoffs. So basically, the Sabres, by failing to make the playoffs, have derailed my NYT writing career and effectively ruined my life.

My final contribution to the New York Times Slap Shot Blog can be read here.

I’m trying to be a grown-up about this.

(Thanks for having me, NYT!)

UPDATE: I just realized that I somehow ended up linking to a comment I made on Slap Shot, not the actual content of my contribution. Just a heads up. Click again if you want to read the actual post!

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13 Responses to “Farewell, New York Times”


  1. 1 Shari April 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    And I thought it was a real good “necessary experiment”.

  2. 2 elise April 8, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    kate! i think your blog contribution was always the BEST. sorry about the play-offs…

    btw, would you consider the Red Sox for a sports fling this summer? Two words: Jacoby Ellsbury. Think about it!

  3. 3 danielleia April 8, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Awww…. you were funny on that. The other ones were boring. Good work Katebits! I was reading this Montreal message board and someone said Andrew Peters was on MTV talking about hockey. hehehe.

  4. 4 Schnookie April 8, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Well, the day they let you go is the day I stop reading that two-bit rag. So long, New York Times!

  5. 5 Heather B. April 8, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Kate, if you’re looking for a baseball fling I’d suggest the Indians. The Bisons are their farm team so there’s a Buffalo connection, they have Grady Sizemore who’s a total cutie, and they’re good.

    (Jacoby Ellsbury is lovely but I don’t think the Red Sox are a good fling team. They’re more of a lifetime commitment.)

  6. 6 Katie April 8, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I have to agree with Heather on her choice of a baseball fling. I’m a pretty casual fan myself, but when I watch I cheer for the Indians mainly because I’ve watched a lot of their players when they played for the Bisons.

    And then I discovered the beauty that is Grady Sizemore. That man is VERY easy on the eyes.

  7. 7 CrotchetyOriginalSam April 8, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Kate, if you’re looking for a baseball fling I’d suggest the Indians.

    HEATHER!!! Dammit! Why is everyone on this blog so utterly committed to getting Kate to like baseball and hockey teams that I despise?

    I take it all back, Kate. The Twins would be an EXCELLENT baseball crush. Pay no attention to the total lack of offense and the fact that our ace is Livan Hernandez. They’ll be FINE.

  8. 8 Patty (in Dallas) April 9, 2008 at 12:12 am

    The NYT is going to miss you, Katebits. Their playoff stuff is already sorely lacking.

  9. 9 kms2 April 9, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Katebits, I loved your responses! And maybe we can convince the guy to keep us onboard for the Draft, Free Agency, and next season. I’m not ready to cross off NY Times (blogger) contributor off my resume!! ;)

  10. 10 Heather B. April 9, 2008 at 11:45 am

    OriginalSam, the door was wide open on the Twins and YOU slammed it shut. The only other team I’m slightly familiar with at the moment is the Pirates and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. This is all your doing :P

  11. 11 Chaz April 9, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Not that I watch baseball, but another reason to watch the Twins is Justin Morneau.
    A) He’s Hot. (This always helps)
    B) He’s from a New Westminster (not to be confused with Old Westminster) British Columbia. This is 12 miles from Vancouver.
    B1) Canada is the HOME of Hockey

  12. 12 Chaz April 9, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Woops, sorry about that…got a little click happy. =)

    B2) Vancouver is the home of Joe Sakic. (Amoungst others)
    C) He used to have these REALLY cool commercials about him being from Canada. (MY favorite line was he hit the ball so far it came back with a French canadian accent, eh.)

    In conclusion, to cheer on the Twins is really cheering on hockey in a round about,sorta kinda, not really, kind of way.

    CrotchetyOriginalSam – You’re welcome. =)

  13. 13 Katebits April 9, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    That does it. I’m going with the Twins. For goodness sakes, I GREW up rooting for the Twins. This isn’t like hockey where all of a sudden I got into baseball, there is lifelong history here. So, while I may be on the lookout for some solid secondary teams, I could never EVER cheer against the Twins. There could never be a team I would love ABOVE the Twins, so I might as well just bite the bullet and go with my heart. Besides, I’ve got lots of experience cheering for leadership-depleted, potentially good teams. Maybe this is just my niche.


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