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The Long Goodbye

It's time for me to hang up my cleats.

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Nearly six years ago, I sent an e-mail to John B., asking if GGN could use an extra moderator. He took a chance on me, and a few months later, he made me a staff writer. Fast forward a few years, and he made me the Managing Editor of GGN. It's helped me become a better writer, given me friendships that will endure, and even helped me get a few jobs in the process. Now, I must say goodbye.

I don't make this decision lightly; as you all know, I've been slowly fading away for a while now. I've wrestled with this decision, but it's time as my personal and professional life takes up more and more of my life. I've seen the highs of being a fan of the New York Jets with you all, and the lows. I'm sad I never got to write for a playoff run. In many ways, I have grown up with GGN. I graduated college, law school, and started my professional career. Before my first year of law school, our own Crackback gave me invaluable advice about being prepared and working my hardest; a lesson that has made an indelible impact on me. Others have challenged me in ways that have struck a chord with me that will last. Through it all, I had all of you to escape with, to dream of glory and hope that next year would be our turn. So first and foremost, I want to thank all of you, the readers. Without you, I would have not had as much fun or learned as much as I did.

Second, I want to thank our wonderful staff. To David Wyatt, you have taught me so much about football, the game I love, that I cannot fully express my gratitude. To David Vill, you are the glue that holds us together, the underappreciated star of our staff. To John, thank you for taking a chance on me. Thank you for being my friend.

The beautiful part of GGN, to me, is that we hear everybody's opinion about everything. Never think for a moment that your opinion is not heard and never think that it does not matter. Never stop challenging others and never stop at just blind acceptance. You matter and your voice matters.

Although I am leaving GGN in a formal capacity, I will not be leaving for good. I will still be here, and I look forward to better days for the team we all love. Thank you all for everything.