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Mondesi's House: 2008 and Beyond

Well, another year has come and gone, and it's time to re-evaluate where Mondesi's House falls in the grand scheme of things.

Despite my best efforts, it's been quite a challenge to maintain a blog of this magnitude completely on my own. Over a million readers passed through the site in 2007, and I'd like to have more fresh, quality content available to you on a regular basis. So if you can read between the lines, one major change to the site in 2008 will be more voices beyond my own.

Who will these mystery writers be? All I can say for now is that "the team is in the development stages". I'm not going to pull a Bill Parcells and completely blow the thing up, but there are plenty of other major changes in store for the site. I'll just label those as a surprise for now.
Looking back, this year was a wild ride...
We said goodbye to Bill Cowher, Kevin McClatchy, Dave Littlefield, Jim Tracy, Jose Castillo, Salomon Torres, Jeff Long, Mark Recchi, Michel Oullet, Chris Gardocki and Joey Porter.
We said hello to Mike Tomlin, Frank Coonelly, Steve Peterson, Neal Huntington, Adam LaRoche, Matt Morris, Angelo Esposito, Gary Roberts, Georges Laraque, Petr Sykora, Daryl Sydor, Adam Hall, Ty Conklin, Daniel Moskos, Lawrence Timmons, Shady McCoy, Pat Bostick, Dejuan Blair, Missy Peregrym, and Steely McBeam.
And we said "you're still here?" to Jason Bay and Jack Wilson.
We had a bad Pirates season, a pretty good Steeler season, lots of great Penguin hockey, the ups and downs of Pitt football, and exciting Panther hoops.
The most visited post of the year? That would be this now-famous photo I unearthed.
It was a fun year, indeed.
Thanks for a great 2007, and here's to an even better 2008. Considering it's starting with the Winter Classic and a Steeler playoff game in the first week, I'd take that as a good sign.


Sean said...

Congratulations on a great 2007 and best wishes to you and all of the Mondesi's House readers (even Adam) for 2008!

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

great job in 07.

I totally agree with your decsion to add additional writers for 08, good luck.

Marc said...

Good luck in '08.

Dirty Sanchez said...

If Mondesi is franchising, then we commenters are theoretically shareholders. Where's my cut??

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to your fantasy leagues? Who ended up winning it all?

TheStarterWife said...

Thanks for the great year of great finds.

Snuke said...

Hey Don,

Great 2007 and I can't wait for 2008...Happy Holidays to all, and I look forward to seeing alot more good stuff from all the PGH Bloggers!

Jules said...

Thanks for a great year of blogging AND for linking mine!