After a year of running PhinManiacs.com, the time has come for me to step down and move on in a different direction. It’s not because I have lost passion for the Miami Dolphins or because I no longer like to write. .
Last week, I received a substantial promotion at work and will now be handling many more responsibilities. This includes overseeing and updating 17 different websites for the schools in the district I work in. With over 10,000 students in the district and so many events going on, you can imagine just how busy my life is going to be. I’ll also be overseeing social media for the school district, maintaining all the school webpages, working with the media and so much more. Factor that in with the fact that my daughter just turned one this past weekend and it’s easy to see that free time will be extremely limited.
I’ve had an incredible time running this site and interacting with all different types of people. I’ve had showdowns with Brian Hartline, Omar Kelly and Miko Grimes. I’ve had fantastic conversations with current and former players such as Chris McCain, Jamar Taylor, Chris Chambers, Randy McMichael, Troy Drayton, Sam Madison and more. I’ve had the opportunity to talk and form a relationship with Dolphins officials such as Tom Garfinkle, Greg Likens, Scott Stone, Jason Jenkins, Theresa Manahan and other support staff. I’ve had an awesome time interacting with beat reporters such as Andrew Abramson, Barry Jackson and Armando Salguero. Most of all, I’ve had a great time interacting with fans like you.
Of course, I need to thank all of the staff who have been with me through thick and thin. That includes Luis Sung, Chad Ronnenbaum, EJ Jenson, Ryan Winters, Ryan Thyer and Jeff Hyde. I’d like to thank those who have recently come onto the site – Kathy Damato, Carlos Hernandez, Efrain Ramos, Gabriel Burns, Matthew Knowles and Steven Hallet. I’d like to also thank former staff members and/or those who haven’t written anything since the season ended – Benjamin Meyer, Seth Fisher and Justin Lemanski. Collectively, we all helped bring PhinManiacs to the next level and put it towards the top of the list when it came to talking about fan websites for the Miami Dolphins.
So, what does this mean for the future of this site? Luis Sung, who has been my right hand man since the very first day, will be assuming full ownership of the site and will run all of the operations. While he may have some pretty crazy opinions from time to time, there is no doubt that he is driven and will do whatever it takes to be successful. He won’t be able to do it alone, but there’s an excellent staff in place to help him whenever he is need.
For me, I’ll still be very active on Twitter and I’ll write a column from time to time for this website. I’ve already transferred my PhinManiacs username to Luis and you can now find me on Twitter: @FinsInsider. I’ll still be throwing out stats, news, inside information and so much more.
Again, thank you for your support over the past year. PhinManiacs.com wouldn’t be where it is today without you and I truly am grateful for all of you! I know Luis has some great ideas for the site once training camp opens so be sure to keep checking back on a daily basis to find the latest Dolphins news!
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