Stumbling upon craigslist one afternoon a while back, I happened upon an advertisement looking for contributing writers. The unique thing about this particular ad, unlike others I had encountered on that site was that a) the person who posted the ad actually answered, b) he ran a legitimate sports website and c) he actually paid his contributors.
Our relationship soon became a match made in heaven. I began contributing to his website, The Red Zone Report, on a semi-regular basis. However, its designer, webmaster Eddie Griffin, soon discovered that I liked to write about more than just football. At that time, his site was strictly football-related.
In celebration of our one-year anniversary, there are a lot of people I’d like to thank, first and foremost my readers, those who don’t miss a post and those who have stumbled upon us by accident.
I’d also like to thank my proofreaders, advertisers, commenters, subscribers and blogroll brethren. I’d like to thank those who have agreed with me and those who have not, fueling healthy debate about the hot topics of our day. I’d like to thank my family and friends for their encouragement as well as those who have allowed me to share our stories, no matter how embarrassing.
As the medium continues to evolve, Sportschump.net has several surprises in store in the months and years to come. Video, blogcasts, internet radio. As Eddie wrote in an e-mail recently, “the sky is very much the limit.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Once again, a sincere heartfelt thanks to you all. As I said from day one, this site is as much me as it is all of you. I hope you all feel the same way.