Joey Kaufman says good-bye

If you haven't read this then you should read it NOW! One of our own is moving on to bigger and better things.

In full disclosure, I had an interest in sports journalism from a young age, mostly because I discovered I was about a foot shy of ever having any chance to play center for the Los Angeles Lakers. Though I had little idea of what exactly journalism entailed, I wanted to work in sports.

Watching Mom read the paper, though, firmly cemented the goal of sports writing in my brain, and it gave me a greater purpose. I too would deliver the news to readers. I would tell them about their favorite teams. Maybe they were also missing the games because of something traumatic. They couldn’t always be around to smell the grass, to listen to the crowds, to feel the excitement. They wouldn’t always be in the stands.

So I promised to be there for them, in order to tell those stories.

Luckily enough for me, the Daily Trojan provided me with a chance to do just that. Covering USC sports for the last four years, and last two and a half years with this column, allowed me to live up to that set standard.

I remember my email exchange with Joey when I asked him to come on to Conquest Chronicles to help me and DC Trojan out.

Seems like yesterday.

I knew it would be short lived as Joey was moving onto the Daily Trojan. I had no problem with Joey using CC to hone his chops. It worked out great for both of us.

I have enjoyed having Joey here, he is far better writer than I will ever be. I have also missed his contributions of late, but of course I understand he had bigger responsibilities with the DT.

Joey isn't going away, he is heading to Columbus, Ohio to do an internship there. And you can still find him on Twitter

We wish him well and thank him for his contributions...he will always have a home here.

Thanks Joey!

FIGHT ON!

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