"I'm taking a step back and quitting the Yahoo! blog game. I would consider it more of a Brett Favre retirement, but still, I'll be away from the blog as long as I'm in the NBA realm. It just seems that I'm closer than ever and I'm no longer going to give anyone a reason to scratch me off their list." Best wishes, Rod. Doesn't look like there's a spot for you in Portland but I hope you can catch on somewhere.