Tuesday, November 06, 2012

November 6; A Day That Will Live In History

Today, November 6, is a big day. It's a day that changes the world. It's a day when history is altered. It's a day of change and hope and fresh ideas.

November 6 is the sixth birthday of Boiled Sports. I hope you got us something nice.

What, did you think I was talking about something else going on today?

Six years ago on this day, November 6, 2006, BS took to the interwebnet waves, via a 14.4k modem, a 12 year old Boilerdowd and some hopes and dreams. [Ed Note: Not all of that is true.]

As you've probably heard us say before, a group of us used to email each other every week on the sports topics of the day/week/whatever, and lively debate would often ensue. After quite a few years of this, we decided to take the conversation into the blog format.

Thanks for gambling on us
According to Blogger (and Blogger is never wrong, much like Wikipedia, BlogTalkRadio and Boilerdowd), we're now 34 posts shy of 3,000 posts, we've had over 2.1 million page views, and we've published more than 20,000 comments on our posts. I'm not usually one to ever talk stats on here because, really, who cares? But I do so now to simply say thanks for reading and for sharing your opinions as well. We're truly flattered, whether you agree with us all the time or not.

We've tried to stick to our formula of giving you our honest opinions and we're proud of the way we've continued to do that. We've made a few mistakes, to be sure, but I like to think we've done more good work here than lousy.

Soon, you'll be learning about another addition to the BS family (the writing family -- B-dowd isn't preggo) and we know you'll welcome him with the same open arms and feisty uppercuts you've always bestowed upon us.

So thanks again. We appreciate the pride and passion so many of you share with us and we're happy and honored to be an outlet for you. Things might look bleak right now around the athletic department of Purdue, but keep the faith -- the Boilermakers will rise again.

Choo choo, muthas.


BoilerWhat said...

I come to this site first for reaction to Purdue sports news. I think there is a sentiment that things are negative here. Unfortunately, the reality of Purdue Athletics isn't always rosy.

I hope Mitch Daniels can provide you guys with a late birthday present sometime in 2013.

boilerdowd said...

Boilerwhat- if the sentiment is that we're negative, ask those people when we're not truthful and if we're right or wrong over the long haul. If we're not sunshine and lollipops enough for some, oh well. After being the guy that makes everyone's day better around my office...and then going home and making our wives two of the hap-hap-happiest people East of the Mississip, J and I need to vent a bit.

J- great post- Hugs 'n kisses!

ATL_Boilers said...

36 days, 6 years, same difference. Glad I stumbled upon this little slice of something however many years ago (due solely to SBF via si.com's hot links). Keep up the good work gentleman!


strawmy57 said...

6 years of mostly spot on analysis, and great reads. Heres to many more 6 years

BoilerWhat said...

The above post wasn't intended to be shot, rather it was an attempt express my appreciation that the authors here aren't afraid to discuss the sometimes grim realities of being a Purdue sports fan. If I go into a football or basketball season with a sense of reality, it makes the season more enjoyable (except for this football season). Thanks for the hard work.

Hooba said...

I came here six years ago for SBF. I stayed for the wit and sarcasm! :)

boilerdowd said...

What- I know...we've heard that some think we're too negative; we just don't agree.

Thanks Hooba...if you ever meet J in person at a game, you can plead with him to bring back SBF...as for the wit and sarcasm, it should be here for your consumption.