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Diner morning news: A difficult goodbye

Even if you called me an idiot, I still loved your comments. Michael Lombardi

Print This May 28, 2010, 10:30 AM EST

QUOTE: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -- Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, “Annie”

A tearful goodbye

It’s with great sadness that this Sunday will be my last column here at the National Football Post, as I’m leaving to continue my TV career with NFL Network and writing for NFL.com. This was an extremely hard career decision for me, as the Post is -- and always will be -- my baby. But to continue to work for NFL Network, I had to make a difficult choice. And a very difficult choice it was.

At the Post, I leave behind some incredible partners, dedicated to serving our audience and making a difference in covering the NFL. This will not change as I step away because the foundation of the Post will always remain the same: a unique analysis and perspective of the news in the NFL. I learned long ago that we are all replaceable, and certainly the Post will continue to grow at record pace — without me.

The NFP has provided me an opportunity to express my views, share my thoughts, meet wonderful people, read disconcerting comments, be called an idiot on a daily basis, be corrected on my spelling and grammar mistakes, meet fans like Yahoo Dave, Mr. Murder, Patrick and many more who love their teams, and come in contact with some whose emails I just delete before reading. I’ve loved being able to be in contact with so many. Yet all of you have made me laugh, pissed me off, made me think and made me want to write again. Most of all, you have helped me improve as a writer, a football man and a human being. Thank you all very much.

Look for Sunday at the Post…

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