A brief thank you

By either counter I have available, last month was the most trafficked here at GTP in its brief history, and by a pretty significant margin.  I have no idea whether that’s due to the quality of the material (doubtful) or the pent up eagerness we have for this season to get underway (more likely), but in any event, I’m truly grateful for your attention.

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21 responses to “A brief thank you

  1. Frank M. Davis, Jr.

    I told all of my Dawg friends that you were manifesting signs of latent web-loneliness. I take full responsibility for the uptick in traffic to GTP. You’re welcome.

  2. dean

    Or could it be to the Dawgbone being back up and running. Naaahh. It’s the material.
    In all seriousness, we should be saying thanks to you for putting forth the time and effort to make your blog the best in Dawg blog nation. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

  3. SlobberKnocker

    I concur with Dean. I hit your site virtually every day because of the content you take the time to provide.

    Many thanks

  4. Prosticutor

    Best and most insightful UGA football blog I’ve run across, and make sure to hit it several times a day for updates. No offense to T. Kyle, but I only have so much time on my lunch breaks to read up (har har). Keep up the great work to you and all the others who take the time for the rest of us lazy fans!

  5. Bulldog Bry

    It’s the brilliance. It’s the story behind the story. It’s the devil’s advocate view. It’s the way that every reader here has, at one point or another, read one of your posts and said, “Oh yeah, I never thought about that.”

    All that and you are still a Dawg through and through.

    No, Senator. WE are truly grateful!!!

  6. Chuck

    I just like your pic of Vince and the GOS. Seriously – and this is the honest truth – I always liked your site for content but had some difficulty using it with my PC version of Firefox. When I switched to Mac and the Mac version of Firefox all the extra clicks I had to do in PC FF went away. So, for me, it is content and ease of use. I have no idea what was wrong with the PC version, but I like what I have now. I also doubt that explains much of your increase.

  7. Long time lurker. First time poster. Just sos ya know. I always read you and Kyle over at dawg sports. I read Kyle because he’s an old friend, but I read you because what you and your commenters have to say is actually interesting. (Just kidding, Kyle). Keep on rockin’.

  8. Pumpdawg

    We didn’t give up when the Germans bombed
    Pearl Harbor and we’ll never give up on you
    Senator. Thanks

  9. The Realist

    Congrats, Good Senator (which seems oxymoronic on its face, but this is the exception that proves the rule).

    Your insight and your thoughtfulness and your deluge of daily content are why I keep coming back. That, and somebody has to defend Stafford (kidding).

    Here’s to many more months of quality football readin’ and linkin’.

  10. BenG

    It is we who owe you the thanks, sir. Thanks for giving me something to do besides focus on what I’m really supposed to be doing.

  11. David H.

    I enjoy almost everything about your blog, but one little thing that I really like are the headlines you give to your posts. They’re often really clever in a subtle, half-snarky way. Thanks for all your great work, Senator!

  12. NRBQ

    Ditto to all above, Bluto.

    And, again, many thanks for workin’ weekends.

  13. Dog in Fla

    Blutarsky’s writing on Georgia has the same gravitas as if William Faulkner were writing on the Bush White House –
    “The Administration and the Fury”
    By Sam Apple, February 23, 2005

    ‘Down the hall, under the chandelier, I could see them talking. They were walking toward me and Dick’s face was white, and he stopped and gave a piece of paper to Rummy, and Rummy looked at the piece of paper and shook his head. He gave the paper back to Dick and Dick shook his head. They disappeared and then they were standing right next to me.
    “Georgie’s going to walk down to the Oval Office with me,” Dick said.
    “I just hope you got him all good and ready this time,” Rummy said.
    “Hush now,” Dick said. “This ain’t no laughing matter. He know lot more than folks think.” Dick patted me on the back good and hard. “Come on now, Georgie,” Dick said. “Never mind you, Rummy.”
    We walked down steps to the office. There were paintings of old people on the walls and the room was round like a circle and Condi was sitting on my desk. Her legs were crossed.
    “Did you get him ready for the press conference?” Dick said.
    “Dont you worry about him. He’ll be ready,” Condi said. Condi stood up from the desk. Her legs were long and she smelled like the Xeroxed copies of the information packets they give me each day.
    “Hello Georgie,” Condi said. “Did you come to see Condi?” Condi rubbed my hair and it tickled.
    “Dont go messing up his hair,” Dick said. “He’s got a press conference in a few minutes.”
    Condi wiped some spit on her hand and patted down my hair. Her hand was soft and she smelled like Xerox copies coming right out of the machine. “He looks just fine,” Condi said.
    Fine day, isn’t it, Georgie, Daddy said. Daddy was pitching horseshoes. Horseshoes flew through the air and it was hot. Jeb looked at me. Stand back or one of his horseshoes is going to hit you and knock you down real good, Jeb said. Jeb threw the horseshoe and it went right over the stick and Daddy clapped. Run and get me that horseshoe, Georgie, Daddy said. I ran and picked up the horseshoe. The metal was hot in my hands, and I held it for a little bit and then I dropped it. I picked it up. It was hot in my hands and I started running away from Daddy and Jeb. Come back with that horseshoe, Daddy said. I was running as fast as I could. Jeb run after him and get me my horseshoe before he throws another one in the river, Daddy hollered. Jeb was chasing after me fast. Come back with that horseshoe, Georgie, Jeb hollered. But I was fast and I kept running until I got to the river. Dont you dare throw that horseshoe in the river, Jeb said. I threw the horseshoe in the river. Jeb fell on the ground. Jeb kicked and cried and then I cried.
    “He needs his makeup,” Dick said.
    “I’ll do it,” Condi said. She put a little brush on my check and it tickled and I laughed.
    Rummy walked into the room. “Jesus, what’s he laughing about,” Rummy said.
    “Dont you pay attention to him, Georgie,” Dick said. “They’re going to be asking you all about Social Security. You just remember what we talked about.”
    “He cant remember anything,” Rummy said.
    I started to holler. Dick’s face was red and he looked at Rummy. “I told you to hush up already,” Dick said. “Now look what you’ve gone and done.”
    “Go and get him Saddam’s gun,” Condi said. “You know how he likes to hold it.”
    Dick went to my desk drawer and took out Saddam’s gun. He gave it to me, and it was hot in my hands. Rummy pulled the gun away.
    “Do you want him carrying a gun into the press conference?” Rummy said. “Cant you think any better than he can?”
    I was hollering and Dick was turning red and then white and the room was tilted.
    “You give him that gun back, right this minute,” Condi said. Rummy gave me Saddam’s gun back and I held it my hands. It was hot like a horseshoe.
    “You got the gun, now you stop that hollering,” Rummy said.
    Condi patted me on the back. “It sure is hot in here,” she said. She fanned herself and took off her jacket. She smelled like perfume.’

  14. heyberto

    I’ve long wondered how anyone could give us a site of this quality and depth of research as if this is your primary occupation, Senator.. perhaps it is, but that’s not the impression I get.

  15. NebraskaDawg

    Great site Senator. I’ve been in a football coma all summer and I’m back.

  16. RedCrake

    First stop of the morning…7:15 A.M. like clockwork. Keep up the great work.

  17. DawgBiscuit

    Thank you, Senator, for supplying my daily fix during the college football offseason. We in Bulldog Nation appreciate all the time and effort you put into this site, even on weekends. GO DAWGS!

  18. S.E. Dawg

    Keep up the good work Senator and thanks for all you do for us dawg fans. Enjoy reading your material. Also like coming on here and reading Dog in Fla. stuff. If he is not the author of any books, he needs to be.

  19. Wolfman

    Senator, much congrats. Well deserved, every bit. Keeps me in a Georgia frame of mind while I wither away out here in the Midwest.

  20. I don’t know about the rest of the guys but the reason I’m here is because my mom told me she knew you from spring break back in the 80′s and I might want to get to know you for some reason. Ring any bells?
    But seriously, great thought, great content, you don’t let it get outta hand(unless we’re talking about staff) and its about the Dawgs. It’s all about the Dawgs baby! That is why we all come here.