But he left us a great quote from the finale:
The path of the righteous Dawg is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil Gators. Blessed is he, who in the name of Todd Grantham and Warren Belin, shepherds defensive linemen through the line of scrimmage, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of scrambling quarterbacks. And Houston will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy his secondary. And you will know he's an All-American when he lays his vengeance upon thee.
Hale aslo gave a parting gift by letting me know that Hey, Jenny Slater! is back in business. Outstanding.
Though, now that he's gone, who's gonna show Ben any blog love now? Guess I'll have to add that'n to the blogroll, Creswell solidarity and all that.