Sunday, June 14, 2015

Requiem for a Chat Room

Unless someone at ESPN changes their minds, it looks like today was the last day for ESPN’s Racing Live! Chat.  I found this chat room years ago—thankfully, at a time when I was at my lowest—and it really helped recharge my interest in Nascar.  Now, I realize that saying that a chat room helped me through some rough times can sound a little sad, but it’s true.  I made some great friends through it, and was always glad to join in the conversations.  Of course, the ESPN people who participated made it even better—K. Lee Davis, John Oreovicz, Bob Pockrass, Joe Breeze, Ed Hinton, Terry Blount, and Dave Newton.  I learned a lot, improved countless bad moods, and got to promote this website more than I should.  So I’m sad to see it (likely) go, but at least I got to enjoy it while I could.