My fellow Bleacher Creatures,
By now, you most likely have heard of that crazy American here named Thomas. Well, that's me.
I joined the Bleacher Report almost three months ago now—fairly new compared to some people here. In those three months, I've had a blast here. I quickly became addicted to this site.
In the short time I've been here, I've written 120 articles, received five POTDs, and gained 98 great fans. I like to think that I have some of the best fans here. Without them, I probably wouldn't be where I am on the Bleacher Report today. To them, I say thanks.
People like Andrew McNair, Jeff Harbert, Lisa Horne, and so many other writers here have made the Bleacher Report the best sports site around.
While I have enjoyed myself here, the rest of the world has moved on. Things, people, and even lifelong dreams change inevitably.
I am writing my final article here on the Bleacher Report and I have no plans of returning to this place for a while. I have had plans of leaving for a while now. I feel that this is the best time for me to put those plans into action. No, no one I know has died; and no, I didn't get a new girlfriend. I'm just leaving. I've spent too much time here. I need a change of scenery, as we all do at some point in our lives.
I have always said here that sports is not the most important thing in the world. Education, finding ways to survive, and the people near you—these are just a few of the things that are more important. Sports is just,in reality, an escape from the realities and hardships of life.
College calls to me. Then after that, only God knows. All I can do, is be as smart as I can and go with the flow.
Before I leave, I feel like I must thank everyone here for giving me a great time.
Zander and all the head guys here—you've done a great job. You have my uttermost respect.
Joe Guarr—My fellow MLS co-CL, it's been great working along side you. I think we've done a great job getting MLS exposure here.
Jeff Harbert—It's great to see a fellow American that's a Man. Utd. fan. I hope that your plans for the future will be as great as you hope.
Gray Ghost—You are one of my best fans and friends here. You're just awesome and one of the best writers here.
Michelle Alves—When you first joined the BR, I didn't think that you'd be a good writer. Boy, was I wrong. You're not just good—you're great. I wish you the best here. You'll be a top writer in no time.
Everyone else—If I wanted to thank every person here individually, it would take all day. Unfortunately, I don't have all day. Whether you are a fan of mine or not, you all are great. Without you, the Bleacher Report would be designated to the back alleys of the Internet.
It's a hard decision leaving a place like this. It's not the sports or even the articles that make the Bleacher Report what it is. It's the writers, editors, and commentators. It's all the people that make this place the best. I wish everyone here the best of luck here and wherever you go.
When I first announced my exit, I received emails and notes from people asking me to reconsider. I must be honest, I didn't expect it. In my opinion, there are a lot of other people here better than I am; and if they're isn't one here now, there will be one in the future.
So, goodbye Bleacher Report. Goodbye my fellow Bleacher Creatures. I will miss this place and all it's people. It's time for me to move on, hopefully to bigger and better things.
If you wish to keep in contact, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org