I thought it only right that I let all the loyal Thoughts From the Dark Side readers (and anyone else who happens to pop in) know that I will be moving on to an exciting new sports writing venture that will mean I will no longer be producing content for TFDS. I will be covering the team we love as the Lead Writer for our friends over at Silver and Black Pride and SB Nation.
Not to worry though. TFDS will be in more than capable hands. There is a talented stable of writers and contributors on board who will continue to keep you informed and produce high quality work in keeping with what you have all come to expect from TFDS.
I truly appreciate all of the amazing and intelligent fans and readers who have frequented this site and read my musings over the past few years. And if you would like to continue to read my work, just pop on over to www.SilverandBlackPride.com anytime.
And as always, follow me on Twitter @LeviDamien or befriend me on facebook.
i've always enjoyed your articles even from way back when you first started out 4 or 5 years ago. good job and i wish you great success ahead
No more Ballers & Busters??
I don't know what I am going to do. Good luck at Silver and Black Pride. I will look for you.
Sad to see you go, Levi. I always liked your articles. I have nothing but the utmost respect for you. I wish you nothing but the best in your new endeavors. Hope to see you drop by occasionally.
Sometimes good things happen to good people, and sometimes not. Good for you- really enjoy your work. You clearly love what you do and that is a gift and one you've shared with us. Continued Success!
Right on Levi, I've been coming on this site for a couple years. Patrick was a great writer and you've done an excellent job. I check out S&B Pride everyday as well and it will great to check you out over there. Thanks for the work at TFDS.
When I started to follow this blog a few years ago, no way I'd ever imagine that all of the guys who used to write here would go before I did. Now Levi is going where the grass is green and the sky is blue and the Thoughts From The Dark Side I knew is gone with him. It's been some good years Levi, good luck bro!!!
Levi - thank you so much and congratulation on your new role... I certainly will be checking out SandBlack Pride for your work.
Congratulations Levi....I really enjoyed reading your work and you are definitely a first class writer. Silver and Black Pride is lucky to have you...You will be missed on TFDS...
Thank you for all the great posts you have delivered - many great reads! And good luck on the new posts on SaBP where i personally will drop in to read your posts!
@Jososi Ballers & Busters will continue on with me at S&BP. B&B will always be my pet project and go wherever I go. Although, I am sure Asher or others on TFDS will have a their own unique ideas for a performance wrap up.
@JarrodRollins Thanks very much Jarrod. I won't be a stranger. Just stranger than most.
@Black_Nightmare Yep, Rob, then Patrick, now Levi... I do hope everyone left can keep the sight alive, but as 90% of the site has been Levi since we lost Patrick, it's going to be a transition. Just in case, let me say this... all you regulars on this site are awesome. One of my favorite things about TFDS is the fan board that is here. I've found no other blog with the same courteous yet fervent discussion. Everyone here, unlike the vast majority of the other sites, is respectful even when we disagree. No unnecessary venom or bashing. No Raider fan on Raider fan hate. Just good honest discussion amongst fellow fans. It has been, and is, great. The swaps of affiliations and web hosts has been tough for TFDS, the loss of it's senior writers equally so, but I hope it continues to live on and grows to even bigger things.
@nilbymouth Thanks Nilby. Remember, S&BP is just a click away. And if you follow me on Twitter @LeviDamien or befriend me on facebook (same name) it will be like I never left.
@LDizzle Only checked in on your new sites from time to time in the past, but will definitely come over to follow your work. You do great stuff. Just curious, will Ballers and Busters continue? Great series, and always a nice read. Would hate to see it go.
Well said @RaiderDoc . That is the great thing about these boards is the debates and discussions we have on here with out the need for anyone to get personal. This is a big reason I keep coming back here that's for sure. Levi will be missed but I this site looks to be in good hands.
@Harder2000@ukraider78@nilbymouth@Black_Nightmare@RaiderDoc@AsherMathews Thanks guys. I am truly humbled by all this. Sorry it took me four days to respond in kind. TFDS has indeed become what I had always hoped it would be. And I am glad to have all of you on board as well as Asher to keep the writing going. As I told him when he first began writing for TFDS, he reminds me a lot of myself. I think you guys will see the same.
@nilbymouth@Black_Nightmare@RaiderDoc I completely agree. I do notice as well, should anyone get a bit cocky and disrespectful then regulars are quick to jump on it and show that this in not how things are done on TFDS.
With Levi off to new adventures I now feel that we, are more important to TFDS than other posters are to other blogs we need to keep coming back.. We need to make sure that TFDS stays...
However - In reading Ashers articles recently I feel that Levi has left us knowing that TFDS is in very safe hands. You should all follow him on twitter @AsherMathews . He is, like Levi, superb with interacting with people.