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Some Sad News

Posted by Justin Kubatko on January 26, 2009

I have some very sad news to pass along regarding Neil Paine, BBR's blogger extraordinaire. Neil's father passed away this weekend, a very sudden and unexpected event. Understandably, Neil is going to take a leave of absence for a few weeks. Neil may post from time to time, as he said it might help him deal with everything that is going on, but I am going to handle most of the blogging duties while he deals with this terrible tragedy. Everyone at Sports Reference would like to pass along their deepest sympathies to the Paine family.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. --Matthew 5:4


2 Responses to “Some Sad News”

  1. Ryan J. Parker Says:

    I am sorry to hear about your loss Neil.

  2. Joe Says:

    Hang in there man. I am sorry for your loss. Luv seeing the verse from Matthew there Justin.