Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stop It Right There! Announcing DBJ Plus at Fox Sports Ohio

"90 percent of life is just showing up." 
- Woody Allen

My homage to the old "NHL on FOX" logo
In my case, that means writing a Columbus Blue Jackets fan blog for three seasons now.  Over that time, I've been approached by pretty much every hockey blog network around to "affiliate" or write for them.  I never could find an arrangement that was more attractive than keeping my little blog as is.

Back at the beginning of the season, I was approached by Fox Sports Ohio to somehow "affiliate" my blog with them.  Unlike past offers, this one was interesting for obvious reasons - this is the Blue Jackets' television partner that we're talking about! - so we talked about what that affiliation would look like.  We considered a couple different models and hashed out details over the past season.  The model we decided upon is what we're going to call Dark Blue Jacket Plus.  DBJ Plus will be a first of its kind at FoxSportsOhio.com (and, I've been led to believe a rarity if not a first of its kind in the entire network of Fox Sports websites), a straight-up fan blog devoted to the team I enjoy so much.  In essence, it'll be a lot of what you've come to expect and enjoy here, just over at Fox Sports Ohio.

We're calling it DBJ Plus because it is a true "plus" for all involved.  The DBJ blog as you know it isn't going away.  The game recaps (or whatever we decide to do) will continue here.  The analysis and commentary will continue here.  I am, however, going to write a couple of pieces a week for Fox at DBJ Plus - and offer links to those pieces on this blog so you don't miss anything.  See?  A plus for all involved...and hopefully a plus for you, the readers.

Thanks for joining us at the DBJ blog.  I hope you enjoy DBJ Plus as soon as it comes online (which should be soon!).  Go Jackets!

9 comments:

  1. Congrats DBJ! This is very exciting!

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    1. Dark Blue JacketMay 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM

      Thank you, Chuck!

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  2. and you still say you aren't really Eric Smith -- hmmmmmmmmm

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  3. Congratulations - it will be interesting to see how this plays out; whether the autonomy you enjoy here will continue on the 'other side'... Remember Jim Day... Best wishes...

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  4. Official congratulations here too, my friend! Very excited for you and thrilled to see your work move to the next level!! Well deserved!

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    1. Dark Blue JacketMay 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM

      Thank you, Alison!

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  5. Wow... so this is what happens when I get slammed and can't read or write anything hockey.

    A HUGE congratulations to you, DBJ! That is awesome news!

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    1. Dark Blue JacketMay 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

      Thanks, Martin!

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