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Bright Side After Dark Episode 8: Bledsoe Returns and So Do We

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We're back. As usual, we bring you unnecessary and mindless drivel that you are absolutely required to listen to. Come hear what we think about Eric Bledsoe's new contract, predictions for some Suns players and lots of strange tangents.

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In what's sure to be the best news of this last week for Suns fans everywhere, Scott Howard, Bryan Gibberman and I are back due to popular demand our insatiable desire to be heard.

First, I must discuss the true reasons for our hiatus over the last few weeks. There have been many rumors being spread about why there hasn't been a new episode since August 3:

"Did the CIA need Scott to return to his life of espionage?" Nope.

"Did Gibberman get arrested for trying to egg James Dolan's house?" Not yet.

"Did Sreekar move to Serbia to live in the dumpster next to Bogdan Bogdanović's house?" Well...

The Bright Side After Dark team has decided to clear the air.

The real reason for the void we've sadly left in your ears is a nasty contract dispute with site manager Dave King. After a lengthy negotiation process (even though we haven't talked to him since April), all sides have finally arrived at an amicable agreement. The details of the new deal will remain undisclosed but let's just say we're about $70 million richer (shoutout to LeBron James for telling Dave to "break bread" #klutch).

The following is our prepared statement on the new deal from an official Bright Side of the Sun press release:

"Dave and Bright Side of the Sun have shown confidence in us, and Bright Side After Dark is looking to take that responsibility and help our blog get better from last year and position ourselves to win internet points. It's why we came back to Bright Side of the Sun. All summer, we knew that we really would be most comfortable coming back to Bright Side of the Sun because of the great readers, writers and trolls. We are very happy it was able to work out this way."

Oh, right, there's a new podcast episode too. In the eighth installment of Bright Side After Dark, we talk about the Return of the Bledi and discuss his brand new deal. We also share our three-of-a-kind thoughts on the Suns roster, including some player predictions and fun media day questions.

Gibby shares a lesson about gambling, I humbly accept acclaim for my role in Bledsoe's return, and Scott neglects to mention Taylor Griffin AT ALL. We also spend way too much time talking about the Philadelphia 76ers for some reason. Probably more time than Sam Hinkie spent putting that roster together.

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