From the desk of Bob McDonald: The Next Evolution

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As I stare out the window at my undisclosed location during the beginning of my 50th year, I think about all that has been accomplished at the HoriZone Roundtable and the future that it holds.

Then I consider what that would look like without me.

A few months back, I had considered stepping away from running the site and the podcast to pursue some other projects that I’ve been thinking about recently, but ultimately decided that was the wrong time. Now, I’m not sure there’s ever really going to be a right time, so I might as well make one up.

So with that, I have decided that a year from now, on my 50th birthday, I will be stepping away from the HoriZone Roundtable, both the site and the podcast.

What does that mean, exactly? Well, it could mean one of two things. The first, of course, in contingent upon finding my successor, who, quite frankly, doesn’t exist yet. That’s where you come in. I’m actively seeking interested people to come and take over everything, including the podcast, the site, and all social media accounts. Hopefully, a year from now, we’ll have a better idea as to which socials are worth it and which aren’t.

As far as assets are concerned, what you’ll be getting is a site that’s fully paid for until July 2025. You will also be getting a stable of writers that are the backbone to this entire operation. Finally, you’ll be getting patrons who support us financially, at least enough that when July of 2025 rolls around, it will cover the server costs.

The bad news, of course, is if no successor comes forward. Should that be the case, the second scenario would come into play. The site would shut down and the podcast would be archived (though past episodes would be always available where podcasts are found). All patrons would would have their subscriptions stopped, and our merch would be taken down.

And that would be the story of the HoriZone Roundtable.

I don’t believe that the second scenario will happen, as I believe there are many people out there who’d be willing to take the torch. But I wanted you all to be aware of what would transpire without someone else to take over regardless.

This shouldn’t be a hard sell to anyone. For years, we have proven that the HoriZone Roundtable is one of the best places for fans to come for all things Horizon League, and I expect that will be true long after I’m gone. As always, I thank you for listening, thank you for reading and thank you for your ongoing support this year and beyond.

Bob McDonald

P.S. If you are interested in taking over the HoriZone Roundtable, please send an email at horizoneroundtable@gmail.com or by completing the form below.

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