2010 in Review

Back on February 4, 2010, The Good Guys Sports Blog was born. We are creeping up on 1 year of talking Seattle sports, and for those who care to know how year 1 shaped up, here are some stats that wordpress provided for us. For the record, us 4 good guys have had a blast doing this, and this is not a farewell post. The band is still together! There is something quite satisfying about having a place where you can spew your sports opinions, and this blog allows us to communicate with each other, and anyone else who happens to stop by. Thanks to everyone who has happened across our site, taken a look around, and supported us.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 379 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 148 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 10th with 141 views. The most popular post that day was Can You Win Me a Pennant?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, seattlesportsinsider.com, blogsurfer.us, digg.com, and huskyhalfbrains.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for richie sexson, jake locker, world cup 2010, football world cup 2010, and jesse callier.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Can You Win Me a Pennant? February 2010
4 comments

2

Jake Locker: Football Player or Superhero? February 2010
1 comment

3

Why Cliff Lee Getting Ejected is Awesome March 2010

4

A layman’s preview of The World Cup June 2010
1 Like on WordPress.com,

5

2011 Seattle Mariners July 2010

I would also like to mention that aside from the Mariners and their 100 losses, this was a great year for Seattle sports. Husky basketball won the Pac-10 tournament and made another sweet 16 run, while UW football finished with 4 straight wins and won the Holiday Bowl. The Sounders made the playoffs for the 2nd straight year, and the fan support was once again the best in the MLS. The Seahawks are division champs, albeit at 7-9, and will host a playoff game next Saturday. The M’s sucked, but hey, 4 outta 5 ain’t bad.

Here’s to an even better 2011!

-Dan

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