Jason Hirschhorn

My Farewell to Lombardi Ave

To the wonderful readers of Lombardi Ave,

As Ray alluded to earlier, I am stepping down from Lombardi Ave in order to pursue a great opportunity elsewhere. If you’re one of many fantastic people who have reached out to me on twitter, you know where I’ll be writing going forward. While this is a very exciting time for me, it’s also a bittersweet one. Since joining Lombardi Ave, I’ve not only had the privilege of working with the site’s superb writers, but I’ve also gotten to know so many of you. Your kind words and encouragement are what keep writers like me going. I’m forever grateful for it.

When Ray brought me onto Lombardi Ave, the site was in a state of flux. Under his leadership and with the help of the many talented writers, the site has become one of the truly unique and insightful Packers resources on the Web. While all too many sports websites offer bland opinions from faceless personalities, Lombardi Ave provides strong, detailed analysis from its litany of impressive authors. I consider all of them friends.

So while I’m leaving the great community at Lombardi Ave, I’ll always look back on my time here with enormous pride. I’ll never forget how Ray graciously gave this former music blogger a chance to write about his favorite team. I’ll never forget the camaraderie among the writers. And most of all, I’ll never forget the support so many of you have given me.

I may be heading out into the world, but Lombardi Ave will always be my home.

Sincerely,

Jason Hirschhorn

Editor’s note: It’s always difficult to say goodbye to people you grow to know and trust. For about a year or so, I struggled mostly by myself trying to get Lombardi Ave up and running. It was a difficult and lonely task. I had advertised for, and gotten some folks who would sign on as authors, post a few times and then grow disinterested. That was until last fall when the stars must have been aligned. I placed a call for authors on the site and like John Madden would say, BOOM!, about a half dozen responded. Jason was one of the first. His talents were clear – his love of the Packers, his ability to tell a great story, and his pride in providing a strong opinion set him apart. I’ve always told the writers on our great site that I wanted posts that readers won’t find anywhere else on the Web. Jason delivered … time and again. We will miss him, but will be reading his continued coverage of the Packers over at Acme Packing Company – another great Packers site. Our loss is their gain. So, I give a public thank you to Jason and wish him the best. Our door is always open here at Lombardi Ave. GO! PACK! GO!

Thank you, Jason. RTR

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