Thoughts From The Darkside’s Patrick Patterson Passes Away

  Redskins Hog Heaven lost a great friend, mentor and inspiration in Patrick Patterson, 38, who passed away Thanksgiving morning. Patrick was the founder of Thoughts From The Dark Side, covering the Oakland Raiders NFL team since 2005. That makes Patrick one of the pioneers in citizen writers on the medium of Internet blogging.

I never met Patrick personally. We did correspond and I frequently peeked at TFDS more to mine his ideas about managing a sports blog than for news about the Raiders. I’m sure many of my colleagues on Bloguin and on the old Most Valuable Network did the same.

Patrick is already sorely missed. I feel so badly for his friends and loved ones. 

Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.