Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday To Us

Somewhere around this time last year, a stupid idea became a reality, and a really difficult-to-publicize name was attached to a heavily biased blog about Chicago sports. Since we've spent the last year giving you our side of the story, here's a little trip down memory lane.

- Remember where it all started?

- Remember Brad, The TPC, and Bloomerang back when they contributed to the site (and before our Cubs coverage was entirely one-sided)?

- That time we tried to quit abruptly.

- Our various experiments in boredom: Fun with sign generators, and other randomness.

- That time we won an award for best logo (link is apparently busted).

- When Fisting Andrew Golota joined the crew.

- The clusterfuck "Free Shit Month."

- Our logo contest.

- Our first piece of breaking news, and our first article to be linked to by Deadspin.

- The first revelation of Aaron Gray's true identity.

- The still uncompleted mission.

- Former site mainstays "GMOTD" and "WTTHT"

It's been a hell of a year, and hopefully the next year is even better. We really appreciate all of our loyal readers - all two of you. If you've been sticking around and reading us regularly, you've probably developed a tumor in your brain. We're sorry.

As an added bonus on our anniversary, anyone who comments on this post gets a chance to win a free shirt. I'll pick one of the comments at random and send a shirt out, and because I'm a nice guy, you can get your pick of the logo.

Long live the Dong.


stalkingerinandrews said...

Screw the t-shirt, I want the Chuck Norris cake! I bet a kryptonite knife wouldn't even cut through those pecks.

If Chuck Norris' face is on your cake, your birthday had better be happy.....or else!

Mordechai said...

If "stalking" wins, can I have his shirt?

Jeff said...

congrats on one year

Fisting Andrew Golota said...

Well that's one way to get some comments on here finally. Shit, I'll leave one too -- I could use a new Dong shirt, I think I donated the last one to good will.

stalkingerinandrews said...

Hey, now. I comment on here from time to time. In fact, I think I was the last one to leave a comment before this post.

Gepetto said...

How could you ignore the possibility to win things? It's so...alluring!

stalkingerinandrews said...

Well, Gepetto commented on his own post, so I guess we know who's getting the shirt. By the way, Chicago Bull celebrated their first birthday recently, put up a few more posts over the next few weeks, then seemingly fell off the face of the internet. Please don't become the next Chicago Bull. (blog, not player)

Gepetto said...

Psh - I don't count. I already have two shirts.

Yeah, I was wondering what happened to CB...RIP Noc and Doc C

bloomerang said...

Wait, you guys cover the Cubs?

E-Dawg said...

This is such a great blog!!!!!