Ah yes, that's it!
Counselorfrog blasted it off earlier, but considering the only notable recognition we typically get involves being called "dickbreath" or getting jumped by middle aged men in the parking lot after Frog games, we're going to milk this thing for all its worth. Yes folks, just in case you missed it, we are, indeed, the blogchampions of the Fort Worth World. LOOK!!
Now... LOOK AT IT AGAIN!!!
I'll be honest - I don't know how many eyes the FW Weekly reaches, but I'd have to imagine this is the most significant amount of free publicity we've ever received. So for that we owe the FW Weekly a BIG thanks, not only for the nod, but for clearly being regular readers.
Spitblood's success has been pretty surprising, although I guess it really shouldn't be considering our timing. Our coming into existence perfectly coincided with the beginning of the Dalton era and, like Dalton, we took our lumps early before turning into what we are now: An AWARD WINNING blog with over 2000 visits per day that has been consistently breaking reader records on a near month to month basis. Pretty good for a site that originally established as an outlet for around 10 of us newly minted alums to obsess about the Frogs and use dirty words under the cover of anonymity. So, in a way, we owe our success to Andy Dalton, but mostly to an overwhelming lack of maturity on the part of our readership. It goes without saying we can't do it without you guys. Give yourselves a big ole pat on the back!
Since I'm an obvious trust fund baby who has no grasp of reality and what it means to operate within the confines of the REAL world, I suppose I enjoy writing for spitblood because it allows me an escape from my coddled reality to channel my TCU obsession into a public outlet. I always enjoy commenter feedback and its been especially satisfying learning your digitized personalities as well as watching the commentariat grow and become more bold. Clearly some of the things I write are more self indulgent than others - from the folks who know me, the most common thing I hear is, "Great article the other day... but I only finished about half of it," - but hey, at least it gets people reading on a daily basis. Knowledge is power, minions. I wouldn't recommend teaching your child to read via Spitblood because aside from the dirty language our syntax skills are deplorable at best. But if we're helping at least one person rekindle that literary flame, we've done our jobs. Ha, just kidding - we've done our jobs when we get your blood pressure boiling by reiterating Craig James' habit of slaying streetwalkers. Wikipedia told me so, so it must be true!
We'll have more throughout the next few weeks from our other contributors, as well as highlight some of the bigger moments in SB history, including a pretty significant anniversary on the horizon. But - starting a sentence with a preposition? See what I mean about that syntax thing? - lest it look like I'm taking all the credit, I'll wrap this up succinctly with a video response to everyone who thinks Spitblood is kitschy and should be put down to the tune of a Sarah McLachlan song:
The cool ones include all of our contributors - especially Snk, spitpurple, lyle and notably thefinch for setting in motion this deranged forum in the first place -, sponsors - plural, thanks Varsity and Powers & Curtis! - the FW Weekly, SB friendly sites such as PM and Horned Frog Sports and, most importantly, our entire army of readers who keep coming back despite myriad other distractions and losing to Baylor.
I think you can guess who the other folks in that video are. Viva Los Spitblood!