Bleacher Report Farewell, Thank You

Chris DiFrancescoAnalyst ISeptember 20, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 5: Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers stands at attention during the national anthem prior to his game against the Calgary Flames at the Wachovia Center March 5, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flames defeated the Flyers 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

I was planning on not doing one of these, but I figured the fans, and the thousands of people who have read my articles over the years deserves, a goodbye.

I've decided to leave Bleacher Report, for now, because of the wonderful situation that has been altered my life as a journalist and a fan. Of course, I'm not allowed to say what that job entails, but a few of you know what that is.

I decided to leave this site for some personal reasons, mainly due to the fact that I believe this site, overall, is not what it used to be. This information center has taken a turn for the worst over the past year, strictly in my opinion.

I believe that people who are trying to make a name for themselves are doing it in the wrong manor, and it shows in their articles. I understand that this is a glorified "blog" site and some like to have fun.

A lot of those times, the articles turn out poorly and the writer doesn't come out as well off as they did coming in.

But that's all well and good. The main reason is most likely the communication end of things. On Bleacher Report, we used to have instant contact with the guys who run this place; that's long gone now.

I wish everyone a bunch of luck moving forward. I don't care about who becomes the next CL of the Flyers section because I would like to think that I set a pretty good standard of what this section should be.

Being a fan, a reporter, opinionated, and respectful to the ones who dedicate their time reading your articles...That's what being a journalist is about.

I want to thank a couple people. Alan Bass, for finding me and giving me the chance to add my insight an knowledge to the Flyers end of things. BT, thank you for communicating with me in the very beginning and agreeing to make me the co-CL. The same goes for Ken Armer. Good luck to all three of you in your future endeavors.

Shout out to Ronnybrook, you're a funny guy! But a fan! Tom Dougherty, my twitter buddy, you would be my pick for the next CL, but I ultimately don't make the rules around here.

Lastly, and most importantly, the thousands of fans who read my articles and commented them. Good or bad, you guys and gals were simply the best. I would like to believe that my articles were factual, entertaining, and you guys respected and trusted my stories and articles.

I love you all for helping me get to where I want to be. I will still be writing, just not here.

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Thanks to all, enjoy the rest of your time on Bleacher Report. Good luck.

Chris DiFrancesco