Like so many others across the country in our embattled newspaper industry, I have elected to take a buyout from The News Tribune. Last night was my final day of work. After taking some time to acclimate to the NFL after covering the NBA for so many years, I had come to very much enjoy writing about football. Unfortunately, the economic climate both globally and in our particular industry prevents that from continuing. I only hope that both the Seahawks and newspapers return to the level of excellence to which you have become accustomed. I will be following it as assiduously as everyone else. Happy New Year.