Hey all, just wanted to wish you all, especially the Americans out there, a happy fourth of July. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of the readers and posters on the forum for their contributions and passion for this game we all love. 2008 has been a great year so far and I'm sure many of you are already busy preparing for the season ahead.

Finally, I want to give a special thanks to the great sponsors of this blog. Their continued support has been very generous and I hope as readers you can help support them as well.

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Championship DVDs

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If your company or organization is interested in being a sponsor, please don't hesitate to contact me.