In the interest of not burying the lede, I have some news to report: I am stepping down as the managing editor of Pride Of Detroit, effective Saturday. I have accepted a new job -- it's a digital marketing position outside of the sports world -- and am turning the keys to the site over to Jeremy Reisman, who has been a contributor at Pride Of Detroit for several years now. I am confident that Jeremy will take Pride Of Detroit to even greater heights in the future, and I can't wait to see what he and the rest of the editorial staff do going forward.
While I am excited for the next chapter of my career, this is obviously a bit bittersweet, too. I first launched Pride Of Detroit as a 15-year-old sophomore in high school back in April 2006, and I remained in this position in college at the University of Michigan and in the years since graduating. I'm really proud of the work we've done at Pride Of Detroit over the years, even when things weren't necessarily going so well with the on-field product. It's been quite a ride, and more than 12,000 posts and nearly 54 million pageviews later, it's time to close this chapter for myself and the site.
There are honestly too many people to thank to name everybody, but I do want to single out Tyler Bleszinski for taking a chance on me all those years ago. I also want to thank SB Nation's NFL managers, David Halprin and Joel Thorman, as well as SB Nation's tech team and all of the other people behind the scenes who help keep the site running smoothly. In addition, a big thank you goes out to the various Lions beat writers for their excellent coverage of the team and all of the people who have contributed to Pride Of Detroit over the years; thanks for making my job easier with your great work.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, thanks to everybody who has read the site over the years. I remember the days when we first launched when I was essentially having conversations with myself in the comments section. Now, though, with more than 13,000 total members and one of the most active Lions communities out there, this honestly feels like one big global family.
Although my time as managing editor of Pride Of Detroit has come to an end, I'm sure you will still see me around the site plenty, and feel free to follow me on Twitter @SeanYuille, where there will almost certainly be plenty of Lions thoughts going forward.
In closing, thanks again for everything, and Go Lions!