The staff of Hammer & Rails is taking a much needed break today to spend time with family and celebrate the Christmas season. It has been a long, long year of coverage and for someone like me, it is pretty much a 365 day a year job.
It is more than a job though. This site has long been a blessing and I continue to be amazed at how much bigger it gets every year. I am blessed to have fabulous co-writers that take so much of the burden off of me because the site has grown to the point where it is impossible to do it by myself anymore. So, thank you to Juan, Andrew, Andrew, Andy, Jack, Rachel, Casey, Craig, and Rob for all they do. They are invaluable contributors to what we do here.
I also have to thank each and every reader from the bottom of my heart. When I go to the Big Ten Tournament or any other event I still can't believe I am there to cover things for Purdue. You have made everything possible, and without you coming back every day we wouldn't be able to do what we do.
So Merry Christmas to everyone. Thank you for another wonderful year.