Back in the saddle – sort of

From Indianapolis, Indiana

The next few days here for the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium is an attempt to restart a life that has been forever altered.

Whether hanging around the NFL for a few days is a good decision, I do not know; I’ll tell you come Sunday. The emotions come in waves these days, strong and disruptive at times, placid and soothing at other moments. It all remains very surreal, as if I’m watching somebody else’s life. Unfortunately, starring at the ceiling when its 3 o’clock in the morning there is painful recognition it’s my reality.

I’m limping but moving forward. Sooner or later a return to normal, or near normal, has to come. Pro football is here this week in the house Peyton built and it’s a valuable platform to gain information on the league and May’s NFL Draft. So I’m in the circle city, attempting to climb back into the saddle.

In the next few days there will be updates on news coming out of this convention; for instance Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is scheduled to meet with the media Thursday afternoon, GM John Dorsey steps to the podium on Friday and Missouri’s Michael Sam will meet the media on Saturday. There are also players from Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State that will be passing through, along with more players from Mizzou and a few from K-State. Plus, there’s always a surprise or two.

Many of you have asked about the future of bobgretz.com. At this point, I have no answers to provide, but check back in the coming weeks. The stories from the NFL Combine are available to everyone, so tell friends and football fans to check them out and get a free taste of the site – for now.

I can’t express how important the concern and consideration I’ve received from readers and subscribers has been over the fortnight. It’s been very helpful in dealing with my new normal. Thank you.

Now, onward to the underwear football Olympics!


12 Responses to “Back in the saddle – sort of”

  • February 19, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    Welcome Back Bob!!!!!
    I have found diving head first into work therapeutic following tragedy. I hope sharing your insights and seeing old friends at the combine does that for you.
    Prayers still being sent your way. Take Care Bob!


  • February 19, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Bob,
    It’s great to have you back in any capacity you feel able to provide. We realize your life has been altered forever. Please hear that your fans and readers want to offer our continued support any way we can. Also know we stand behind you whatever the future may bring. Take care of yourself and we’ll be here whenever you can or wish to post.


  • February 19, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    My bud, JFF, understands and I think all of us will fully agree.

    While you were gone I think I saw something. You took a site about a football team and created a family.

    You write something and then your readers, like other siblings, will comment and push and shove, bite, spit, make faces and frequently disagree among themselves.

    And wait for you to say something so they can do it again. When first I subscribed, I had no ideal I was joining a family.

    Please do not send us all into foster care.

    Welcome back, Bob, and know this family will help you all we can.


  • February 20, 2014  - Morten Nyholm says:

    Welcome back Bob; can’t imagine what it’s like going through what you do…. But your cyber family is here; more than happy to have you back and ready to support however we can.


  • February 20, 2014  - R W says:

    Ditto to all the above. I wonder to what degree or percentage the NFL teams already have their draft boards set and use the Combine mainly for confirmation of those guys they already have on their boards?


  • February 20, 2014  - mjtrosh says:

    Welcome back, Bob. Congrats on getting back up after the blows you’ve taken. I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but I do hope that this little community is something you can use to help you on your new, difficult path.
    Looking forward to your insight into this year’s underwear olympics.


  • February 20, 2014  - B In W says:

    Welcome back.


  • February 20, 2014  - Topeka-T says:

    Welcome back Bob!

    It is great to know that you are surviving! You are more than our favorite blogger! You have become family! So sorry for your losses! Your cyber family will always be here for you!

    T-T


  • February 20, 2014  - KC_Guy says:

    Good to have you back. Go see friends and long time colleagues, watch the pajama olympics, and get your mind set on something different – if only for an hour or two a day. Don’t worry too much about writing if you don’t feel like.

    Life goes on – and yours is still to be lived. Anita would want you to enjoy it.


  • February 21, 2014  - Merwin in NY says:

    Great to see you back again. Getting lost in tour work helps, so do friends who come by to do things with and for you. Not just today, but tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. Best wishes and good luck to you.


  • February 21, 2014  - Russell says:

    YUP….Go Bob, Go Chiefs! Who is going to surface for us?…..


  • February 22, 2014  - ChiefsZed says:

    I’m glad you’re back, Bob. We grieve the way we live, so I think getting back to something you love can help. Be patient with yourself. It gets better, though god only knows when and how. Blessed be.




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