Four years ago today, I wrote what was (then called) the first “Morning Minute” on these here pages; a post that recapped the last 24 hours of Cleveland Sports news, meant to be read in a minute’s time. What can I say? We were way ahead of the ADHD curve.
It was the first non-imported that signaled WFNY being open for business. Back then, there were Gamblogs and op-eds. Rumors and news. We debated Quinn versus Anderson, pondered trading for Mike Miller (then in Memphis), and Andrew wrote about the Browns and the Indians. Times surely were crazy.
Four years and 15 million page views – a mark which we passed this very weekend – later, I look back and still can’t believe what WFNY has become. Quick-hitters and longform. Gamers and profiles. Access yet outsiders still looking in.
I can’t say enough about the guys with whom I’ve shared this sportswriting playground – we lost a lotta good men out there. I also can’t say enough about those of you who have helped construct it with clicks and mortar – some of you have been here from day one, others have joined along the way. Not that Rick’s lone comment on that very post wasn’t uplifting, but you guys and gals have all helped us do what we do on a daily basis all while maintaining our independence. Your ever-growing support of this here venture makes this all worthwhile.
On behalf of all of us here at WFNY…