As you can probably divine from the tenor of Brad's most recent post, we're shifting from the season to the postseason and finally the offseason here at Banners. I don't think it would be appropriate to throw the last shovel load of dirt onto the 2015-2016 experience without thanking you all for being a part of what we're doing here.
For years before anything we wrote went out to an audience containing a single person of a different surname, the D brothers were emailing, Facebooking, and talking about Xavier basketball. It was awesome, but it was also kind of stale. Sharing all of the same basic basketball experiences during our formative years, we agreed on most things. It was slightly different timbres of the same voice. Inspired by the broad-ranging community at SBN's Cleveland Indians site Let's Go Tribe, we came across the vague notion that we wanted that same experience for Xavier fans. Brad suggested we start our own blog, I googled "start blog for free" and ended up with a blogspot URL, and the rest is more or less history.
So, from the bottom of our still slightly broken hearts, thank you for reading this year. Thank you for voting in our polls, sharing our links, and voicing your opinions (even - or maybe especially - the ones that disagreed with us) in the comments. Thank you for hitting us up on Twitter, where I was up until 1 o'clock on what was technically Monday morning just talking through what had just happened with people who were feeling the same way. Thank you for finding us on Facebook and hitting the little thumbs up button. Thank you for helping this grow towards the community we had envisioned when we started out. We would still be doing this - we're not going to not talk about Xavier basketball - if you weren't here, but it wouldn't be nearly as fun without you.
I was going to name some names, but I would inevitably forget someone and that wouldn't be fair. I hope you all stick around with us during the summer as we talk about the past, the future, recruiting, and occasionally recipes. We'll stay busy bringing you Xavier basketball content to read; it won't be as fun as when there are actual games - nothing ever is - but hopefully we can fill the seven or so dark months we have in front of us until we can raise the curtain on Team 95 and find out what slogan has replaced the dreadfully phallic "Raise Your Sword." Cheers.