Back when I started Throw the Hammer Down in February I really had no idea what I wanted it to be. I had found myself writing a lot about the Cavaliers, mostly inspired by the black eye that LeBron left Cleveland on his way out, and decided to branch out and actually try to make this whole basketball writing thing work. And it did. Over time, I brought on some great people to help out (thank yous are below) and got a pretty decent little readership together. And I appreciate all of it. I really did.
Today I was offered and accepted an opportunity to write for I Go Hard Now. I’ve been following the I Go Hard Now guys on Twitter for a while and have been having a blast talking Cavs, making fun of Samardo Samuels, ripping apart The Walking Dead and discussing seasonal Chipotle burritos, so I’m absolutely thrilled to have an opportunity to join the team and work with these guys. I’ve been spending this lockout thinking up ideas for pieces to write once the season finally starts back up and I know it’s going to be incredibly fun working on those pieces with those guys.
Unfortunately, that kinda means the end of this little blog here. While I’m sad to see it go, I am pretty pumped for what lies ahead at I Go Hard Now.
Before I close this thing down for good, I do need to thank a few people.
thesecitywalls has been with me from day one here and was the first person I reached out to for help starting this off. She’s been nothing but awesome, constantly finding the best game photos for each game (yes, even the 50+ point Lakers blowout) and providing a constant source of updates and content. Not going to lie, I’m kinda sad to be shutting this down because of how great she’s been, but you all should go follow her ASAP. I couldn’t have kept this thing going without you, so again, thanks so much for all the time and effort.
ignescent designed the awesome, and I do mean awesome, logo for the site and was also the first follower way back when we first launched. I can’t stress how happy I was when I first opened your email with the design you came up. Again, you all should go follow her ASAP.
And of course, I have to thank the I Go Hard Now guys for giving me the opportunity to write for them. There are, in no particular order:
And of course, I’ll be keeping my personal Tumblr (which I may finally use for something now) so you can keep up with me there or at my new Twitter handle, @AngeloCLE.
Thanks again to everyone who helped and read along the way. It’s been awesome and hope to see you all over at I Go Hard Now in the future.