Friday, April 20, 2012

Turning the big O-N-E!

It's my birthday ya'll! Or rather, my blog's birthday. And I totes LUV birthdays!

It's hard to believe that on Sunday, April 22nd, it will be precisely one Earth's trip around the Sun, one calendar year, one 366 day span of time (of COURSE I had to start on a leap year) that I've been pith-ily bringing you the what's what in sports.

So to celebrate, I thought I'd highlight some of the milestones and popular posts. Because...just this once...everyone should get a present on my birthday.


My first attempt at blogging was kind of a disaster, but I think I began to find my voice with my third post, where I waxed poetic about the poor Baltimore Orioles.

A month into my blog, I realized that researching topics three times a week was tiresome and waaaayyyy too much work. Thus was the birth of the Friday Fun post, the catalyst being my post about working in minor league baseball.

As part of my Friday fun posts, I decided to join my love of sports with my love of fashion and critique the ever-controversial topic of college football uniforms. When that proved popular, I followed it up with a sequel. Because, as we've learned from Hollywood, if it's successful, you MUST make a sequel.

One of my favorite posts was writing about my sports-o-nista roots, a highlight of how my mother has shaped my love and passion for the topic. I also was blessed enough to write a guest post for Kristin on What She Said about that same passion as it applies to college football, though I don't think I managed to convince her or her large Virginia readership that WVU is far superior to VT.

When a family member questioned my dedication to bringing readers info on a variety of sports, I tried my hand at writing on topics other than just the standard football/basketball/baseball/hockey. I took on NASCAR, slope-Style skiing, and even rugby.

But, by far, the most excited I've ever seen my readers is when I brought you my list of favorite sports movies. And yes, I still stand by my opinion that Ice Castles is the GREATEST sports movie ever made. Ever.

I hope you've enjoyed the trip down memory lane as much as I have. Since...let's be real....the post when I don't have to really write anything is the bestest of all.

Thanks for tuning in and sticking with me....whether it be once, twice, or a whole year. I really appreciate it. Smooches!

PS...please feel free to send presents. No....seriously.


Kristin @ What She Said said...

Happy Blogiversary! I still can't believe I let you grace my blog with gold and blue and the WVU Mountaineer. ;)

I missed your sports movies post. The Cutting Edge is one of my all-time favorite movies. And I've been told time and time again that I look like Moira Kelly - especially in college when I had long hair. In fact, my nickname freshman year was "Toe Pick." Also in college, I dated a guy who looked just like D.B. Sweeney, albeit a shorter version of him. So, my Cutting Edge roots run deep.

Other favorite sports movies include Friday Night Lights, We Are Marshall, The Blind Side, The Replacements, The Rookie, Major League, and of course Field of Dreams - I always cry at the end.

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