Johnny and I have worked together on and off for many years. In fact, Pregame.com would not be what it is today without John's contribution. But, the road has been a hard one . . . crazy hours and crazy stress - day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year . . .
Quite simply, John is burned out, and has decided to go back to school to finish his degree. I completely support that his decision is best for himself and his family. John is a friend, and will always be a member of the Pregame family.
The transition will be over the next month or so . . . as a sign of the workload John has carried, his job will be assumed by two different people . . . one is Tom Patterson - who has been with the company for many years - he will be the Customer Advocate (connecting with the customers, in the forums and by email, and making sure they get exactly what they want). I am super confident Tom will do an amazing job on behalf of the customer. The second person will be a new hire who will focus on behind-the-scenes operations.
I will personally make sure that all of John's sacrifices to get Pregame to this point will have been worth it as we continue our exciting growth - focused as always on providing value to the customer . . .