The River City Renegade

Happy trails

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I’m afraid the River City Renegade is at trail’s end, kids.

Yup, that’s all she wrote.

Actually, I thought this day had arrived two years ago, when I advised the half dozen people who actually follow this blog that I was throwing a leg over the saddle and riding off into the sunset. Turns out I wasn’t quite prepared to let go, though. Now I am.

Happy trails to y’all (especially Bombers and Jets fan boys and girls).

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16 thoughts on “Happy trails

  1. Say it ain’t so Patti! It’s such a good column. More legitimate LOLs than any other sports column I read. I don’t even live in Wpg, and The Renegade is essential reading for me. Maybe I should have piped up earlier how much I enjoy this work.

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  2. Well that’s too bad. I only discovered your content a few months ago. Best wishes.

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  3. This is horrible news.

    You were the best sports columnist covering Winnipeg sports and didn’t even live in Winnipeg or travel with the ‘Peg teams.

    I liked you back when you were Pat Doyle and loved your work as Patti Dawn Swanson.

    I hope you reconsider (again).

    If not: Thank you for the great run!!

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    On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 9:03 AM, The River City Renegade wrote:

    > pattidawnswansson posted: “I’m afraid the River City Renegade is at > trail’s end, kids. Yup, that’s all she wrote. Actually, I thought this day > had arrived two years ago, when I advised the half dozen people who > actually follow this blog that I was throwing a leg over the sadd” >

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  4. Giddy up, Patti. Jude

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    • Thank you, Jude. So nice working with you and I shall forever be grateful for you lovely intro speech. Thank you for making me a better sports editor than I might have become.

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  5. Oh Patti I too am so sorry to hear this news yet completely understand the desire to finish on a high!! I was so happy to have discovered you after Vic’s demise. There has not been any other in the industry, whose talent and personal journey, I have admired or enjoyed more. My only regret is I did not rediscover you earlier. Be blessed as you ride off into the “sunset” of wherever life takes you!! If I’m ever in Victoria I’d love to see you again.

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    • I’ll tell you what, Deb. If I’m ever in Winnipeg again, you shall be the first person I contact.
      I remember the Brier in Calgary with such fondness, not because of the games, but because of the personal attachment I experienced with yourself, Vic, Dan Carey and others. It was a very, very special week for me. I shall never forget the kindness and niceties that you extended to me.
      I still rate that week as my favorite time in 30 years in jock journalism, because of the personal touch.
      I thank you for that so much.
      Vic was special, but always remember that so are you. Please never lose sight of that.

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  6. What a talented, honest and worthwhile writer you are. With all of the challenges facing sports writers, and writers in general, I selfishly feel at a great loss when another gifted journalist is taken from us. Thanks very much for the many smiles.

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  7. Retiring? You? Hopefully you’re pulling a Brett Favre, Ms. Swanson.

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    • Oh, geez, Favre’s flipping and flopping is the reason I stopped rooting for the Vikings. I couldn’t possibly do what he did. Could I?

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