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Farewell, Michael Gehlken

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I like to be right as often as possible. On this specific issue, I wish I hadn’t been right so quickly.

When welcoming Michael Gehlken on March 23, I know it would be a short-term arrangement. The former Chargers reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune who lost his gig when San Diego lost its team, Gehlken was actively looking for another position covering the Chargers in L.A. or another team in another market.

It’s April 10, and he has found one. Gehlken begins covering the Raiders for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Today.

Great for him, not great for us, but it was expected. I just hoped it wouldn’t happen so fast.

But happen fast it has. We’ll tighten the belt while we try to find the right person to take over the spot over the long haul.

Bid farewell to him and wish him luck in the comments. He did a great job for PFT in a limited period of time, and we wish him only the best. (And unlike most of the times when an employer says that about a former employee, we mean it.)

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11 Responses to “Farewell, Michael Gehlken”
  1. x716199121 says: Apr 10, 2017 7:01 AM

    He wrote the best material I’ve seen here. Please replace him with somebody with similar skill. Please!

  2. lildeucedeuce says: Apr 10, 2017 7:41 AM

    Vegas, baby

  3. razzlejag says: Apr 10, 2017 8:12 AM

    Best 2 week employee evahhh.

    How about Tebow? He’ll be looking for another gig soon.

  4. ebr362 says: Apr 10, 2017 9:41 AM

    How much does it pay?

  5. Matt from San Diego says: Apr 10, 2017 9:44 AM

    Where can I apply for the job opening? 🙂

  6. gromit45 says: Apr 10, 2017 10:06 AM

    I thought only Mike/Michaels were hired: Mike (Florio), Michael (David Smith), Michael (Gehlkin) so how did Darin and Josh get on the crew?

  7. boltson says: Apr 10, 2017 10:26 AM

    Raider fans are getting a good beat writer, he was great for Charger fans. Best wishes MG.

  8. guyjuneguyjune says: Apr 10, 2017 11:13 AM

    He didn’t go to Carson City because they’ll be nothing to write about. But the “Beavis and Buthead” led Carson PR people will invent “Fake” news about Carson and magnify sightings of stars like Marilyn Street and Georgio Clowwnee. Maybe they should give out balloons with the Carson City logo on them….up at Venice Beach! Yeah, Yeah…good idea, hee,hee, ha, ha.

  9. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Apr 10, 2017 11:20 AM

    Great writer. Best of luck!

  10. Ferdinand says: Apr 10, 2017 6:57 PM

    I thought only Mike/Michaels were hired: Mike (Florio), Michael (David Smith), Michael (Gehlkin) so how did Darin and Josh get on the crew?

    Anyone know their middle names. . . .?

  11. SB8VikingFan says: Apr 10, 2017 6:58 PM

    Congratulations and best of luck, Michael! Thanks for the great work you have done here!

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