March 11 was my last day working at ESPN. After nearly three and a half years working for "The Worldwide Leader," I've accepted a very exciting Senior Web Developer position at "US News and World Report" for their Travel and Auto vertical, located in the Georgetown sector of Washington D.C.
There have been so many memories from ESPN through those few years: From Magical Unicorns
to Deadspin announcing layoffs
during the summer of 2013. From crazy "Reply-All" e-mail threads
to the annual NCAA tournament pot-luck
. From the Ooyala Video Migration
to Jim Abbot pitching batting practice
Trying to "steal" Rita LeBlanc's Super Bowl Ring...
[caption id="attachment_244" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
Rita LeBlanc's Super Bowl Ring.[/caption]
Conquering the Mt. Snow with the Tough Mudder Crew...
[caption id="attachment_243" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
ESPN's EXT Team: Tough Mudder, 2011.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_248" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
We're gonna need a bigger boat.[/caption]
The Stanley Cup...
[caption id="attachment_250" align="aligncenter" width="224"]
The Stanley Cup comes to visit ESPN.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_249" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
You do not know the power of the Dark Side... we have cookies.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_247" align="alignright" width="300"]
Blizzard of February, 2013.[/caption]
Through hard times like numerous blizzards, two earthquakes, two hurricanes, the "Franken-Storm", Newtown and the Boston Marathon Bombing...
Through three reorganizations...
Through working with all the various groups at ESPN: Sports Production, API group, X-Games, International, Editorial and WatchESPN...
It was a blast working with such talented and fun people.
[caption id="attachment_246" align="alignleft" width="300"]
My brother Matty and I on the ESPN News set.[/caption]
My only regret is that I never got into a "This is Sportsceneter" spot like Lucas
. Though is that really
Wong in the green shirt? Now I'm not so sure...
Oh well, there are days when this
might as well be me.
So as honestly as I can, to all those that I had the pleasure of working with or knowing, I'd like to say: thanks.
Please keep in touch!