It's all over. There is no more.
The Aeros lost 7-0 to Grand Rapids tonight ending the team's Calder Cup hopes. And with that loss, the team's time in Houston is no more.
Don't tune us out immediately, folks. We have a few things planned for the next week or so, a few thoughts on our favorite players, our favorite moments, etc. So hopefully you'll come back from time to time, read our final thoughts, and leave a few of your own.
But with that said, I want to kind of end on this note. Everybody who reads should know that I'm a fan of The Beatles. The last album The Beatles ever recorded was "Abbey Road" -- "Let It Be" would come out afterwards, but the songs were recorded and mostly in the can before the guys went back to the studio for "Abbey Road."
"Abbey Road" ends on a flourish, the last side a series of melodies blending into one another in a mad rush of inspired musicianship. The last melody consists of "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight," and "The End," then nothing and a final piece of Paul McCartney whimsy, "Her Majesty."
It's the final lyrics from "The End" that I want to give you, picking up after Ringo Starr's only drum solo on a Beatles record, then a series of guitar solos by John Lennon, George Harrison, and McCartney. As the solos end, McCartney sings:
"And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love
I've loved my time writing about the Aeros here. I can only hope you shared part of my joy.
And don't forget, please check back for our closing posts.