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.