Sadly, this will be my last post at SB Nation Houston, a website that I've loved editing in the short time that I've been here.
Rivers McCown is going to be your new fearless editor, as I have decided to step down. He was a no-brainer replacement. I expect him to make me look bad, and I hope he does just that.
As opposed to being incredibly vague and attributing my exit to "personal reasons" (though there's nothing wrong with that), I'd prefer to be straightforward with my reasoning.
I wish I had more time to do this job (as far as blogging as concerned, this is certainly a "job.") But between working on my campus TV station, editing The Dream Shake (my first love), trying to keep up with my schoolwork and contributing to my fraternity that I've come to love as well, it didn't make sense for me to stay here. I could have done a B.S. job and lazily worked when possible, but this site - this project - deserves much more effort than I could provide. The quality staff that we have here also deserves more.
I hope all of you, dear readers, have come to enjoy this place and have returned daily. And for those of you that just stumbled here, stick around. If you're a Houston sports fan, this is the ideal bookmark for you. Whether it's Rivers' blanket coverage and spot-on analysis of the Texans; Matt Campbell's crazy-hilarious, yet sneakily insightful Hangover posts; Dustin's clever, original take on Cougar happenings; Jordan's first-class, incredibly professional coverage of the Dynamo; David Coleman's detailed, level-headed and inimitable takes on the Astros' ups and downs; Luke's, shall we say, awesomely unique weekend blog posts; Alex's comical take on the often overlooked aspects of the Houston sporting world; or David and Raheel's one-of-a-kind interviews with professional athletes, comedians or Marcus Coleman -- you can't beat it.
And it can only get better with Rivers at the helm.
In the coming days, I'll be helping Rivers find a new Rockets contributor (HINT: Shoot Rivers or me an e-mail if you think you've got what it takes to cover the Rockets for SB Nation Houston), but after that, I'll be just another reader, like all of you.
I'd like to personally thank Tyler Blezsinski and the unbeatable SB Nation team for giving me the opportunity to lead such a revolutionary endeavor. SBN has always treated its quality group of writers and editors with class and respect, and I look forward to continuing my relationship with them at TDS. I'm not done blogging by any means, so I'll leave the thank-you's at that.
Keep coming here. Come here more than you used to. SB Nation Houston is one of a kind. I wish all of the best for the site and for its wonderful staff. They're going to change the way that you read about sports, for the better.
Tom Martin --- (firstname.lastname@example.org)