Today is the site’s third birthday believe it or not.
I would like to thank Howie, David and Jon for their help on the site. Howie is good at picking up the slack (especially in the morning when I am sleeping in on the west coast) and bringing his humor to the site. About 50-75% of the links that I end up posting on this site come from David, plus he has been a nice addition with his weekend commentary threads. And Jon is newer to the site, but his interviews and writing bring another dimension to the site.
But thanks to you guys for coming back to the site. I do this for fun. There are no ads, I am not trying to make any money. And with you guys coming back each day, it makes it feel like the work we (myself and the guys mentioned above) do is worth it. The site has grown a lot over the three years. January 2013 is going to be our busiest (traffic-wise) in site history and we should break the one million hit mark (since day one) sometime in the next couple months. We have slowly created a fun community. I like to take pride that the comments on this site create discussion without name calling and other pointless behavior.
There is going to be some new additions to the site over the next couple months as well. I am currently working on two USMNT projects with one hopefully going up soon, while the other one is still going to take some time to finish up. So the site will continue to grow.
In honor of our third birthday (and the fact I am cleaning up my apartment and want to get rid of some boxes), I am giving the remaining few Over There shirts away. Post away in the comments with your shirt size (only have S, M or L left) and I will try to get in touch with you by the e-mail you use to get a mailing address.