When I sent out a tweet Sunday evening from where I was in South Carolina, I followed it up with a promise to discuss why I went dark for a few weeks on Twitter and other social media outlets on the next episode of Couch Box Radio.
Then today, after getting lit up with tons of responses regarding my return to Twitter (translation: civilization), I figured I could finally explain in brief the reasons for my absence from social media and the air.
1. I got overwhelmed by everything
During the craziness that was National Signing Day, I told a friend of mine on Twitter that with all the projects that I’m involved in (radio, writing, etc.), I needed a break from everything and everyone. No offense, I get along with about 98% of my followers and shit, but sometimes you need a break. Since I’ve been back on Twitter, I’ve been able to relax and not go off the deep end about things I see on there.
2. Me and Steve Spurrier shared the same city
For a few months, I was in the northeast corner of Richland County, South Carolina, otherwise known as the county in which Columbia, South Carolina is located. While it was ironic that I was working in the same city where Tennessee’s greatest living troll coaches football and two hours from where my grandfather retired from the Air Force (I didn’t catch a Carolina baseball game the whole time I was here), I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Relaxin’ Jackson, otherwise known as Fort Jackson.
3. The Jimmy Graham saga
I honestly believe that Twitter (correction: all of social media) is the worst thing to happen to sports since Clay Travis’ Outkick the Coverage site (yes, I still hate that guy).
Up until the day that I disappeared from social media, there was all kinds of crazy talk about what was going to happen to Graham on Twitter. And while some was in good humor, there were just some outlandish shit coming from couch potato analysts.
So there you have it, three good explanations on why I disappeared from Twitter for a few weeks.
It’s good to be back.