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November 6, 2005

Sometimes you look back at a date in time and think, "That seems like a million years ago." Sometimes you look back at a date and think, "No way it's been that long."

To be honest, I don't really know how to feel about that date way back in 2005. In some respects producing our game day paper and the content on this website for that long feels like it's the only thing that keeps me from getting old. On the other hand, that's a whole lotta words to be shoving down people's throats. But after five years, 205 issues of the Game Time paper and well over 2,400 articles on this website, you all don't seem to be sick of our stupid voices yet, so I guess we'll keep going.

I'll turn it over to myself for a paragraph or two, from my initial blog post on the fledging site that grew into what we have here today. This was actually from late September, but we managed to get our first issue of the paper out on Nov. 6, so that has become the day we recognize as our birth:

Well, it's official. Jeffio has put down the Game Night Revue and there's no turning back. Where do we go from here? I'm at a point now where I feel like I have to pick up the standard and run, but does it make sense?

The Blues are as rudderless as the GNR fans right now; team for sale, star player too fat to play, and three of the four lines may be checking lines.

Dark days, my friends. Dark days.

But tomorrow the sun will be up. The Blues beat the Blackhawks last night and there seems to be some residual interest from some folks to have another Game Day paper.

Maybe the Blues can surprise us. Maybe I can surprise you.

Maybe we'll have a decent team. Maybe we'll have a game day paper.

Geez. Nice work, Debbie Downer.

But we managed to recover from such self-pitying nonsense and have now a site that I'm pretty proud to be part of. It has given me the opportunity to rant and rave, laugh my ass off with you funny bastards and to meet some truly interesting and fun people. My thanks to everyone who writes, reads, comments and otherwise contributes to the GT community.

Now, before I get all sentimental and some dust gets right in my eye, let's switch this up. Break out the cake, BYOB, fire up the Blues game on TV tonight and let's try to get arrested. It's our birthday, baby, and we plan on getting pre-hungover tonight.