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A probably overdue statement from Ian Reid

A probably overdue statement from Ian Reid

Dear Readers, Watchers, and Friends

I never wanted to make a post about this and hoped that things would have just transitioned smoothly, and for the most part, they have. Yet at the same time, I feel some people have possibly been misled so here we are. In the middle of the summer, I walked away from Teal Town USA. It was a tough decision but one I felt would be best for all parties involved. I tried to do it quietly because, let’s face it I was in all kinds of drama at the end of last season. Part of the drama saw me quit in a public fashion that I absolutely regret in what could only be described as a temper tantrum.

Also going on at the same time was my unfortunate dismissal from Fear the Fin that saw me go back to Teal Town USA to try and make amends. The truth of the matter is that it was too soon. I think for both parties. Some people were not exactly thrilled to have me back, and it was justified a lot of the original issues that lead to some fallings out were my fault. My ego got the better of me and I hurt people. When I went back I thought fences could be mended that if I said I was sorry enough that it would all blow over. In hindsight, it was another blunder in a series of blunders. The reason I left was that I was concerned that when the season would start that the issues would flare up again. I went back looking for something that was never going to be there… again my fault on both counts. So after a great deal of soul-searching, I left again.

The reason I am doing this is that I feel that there are a lot of people who feel that we are in fact still affiliated. This isn’t the case, I don’t foresee that ever changing. I simply don’t want to unintentionally mislead people. We had Trin on the show a while back who was unaware that this was no longer a TTUSA show and I felt awful about that but didn’t want to address it on air. The possibility of someone being cross with me may have unfortunately bled into the direction of TTUSA that also isn’t good with me.

I’m still a big fan of TTUSA, I wear my shirt with pride the banner while out of camera shot (to avoid confusion) is still on my wall. I wish them nothing but success going forward and hope that I can mend the bonds I broke over time.

While I have enough confidence in our show that people would watch it no matter what umbrella it was under if you felt misled I apologize.

Thank you for your time.

Ian Reid

Administrator, Teal Tinted Glasses

Ian is the host of the Teal Tinted Glasses Podcast. Ian's work can also be found at Teal Town USA where he contributes as a writer as well as appears on their various shows. Ian has previously podcasted and written in many places including Puck Prose, Fear The Fin, RESNReport, and Last Word On Hockey.

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