Next month will mark the four year anniversary since I published my first article over on Kings of Kauffman. It has been an interesting, and sometimes winding journey, from that day to this, but my love and loyalty to FanSided have never wavered.
Back then we were just getting our feet under us growing in our efforts from a network of NFL sites to a true sports network. Today our network consists of over 230 sites including five that were added this month alone. In an effort to give my peers some extra pub, I wanted to take a moment to personally trumpet the arrival of those five.
With hypothetical horns blaring, I’m pleased to introduce:
Added on January 11th, our new Arizona State Sun Devils site features Dave Campbell as editor. As a part of joining our network, Dave brought over some existing content and as a result the site archives go back to August 2012. If you’re looking for a place to read up on ASU’s stomping of UCLA in men’s basketball yesterday, or any other Sun Devils related topics, head on over and check it out.
It appears that NBA basketball is making its way back to the beautiful city of Seattle. While the Kings won’t officially relocate for a while, assuming the move is approved, our Seattle hoops coverage is already up and running with Hoopless in Seattle. The site launched on January 9th.
January 22nd was an exciting day for me as a Minnesota native when Sporting Sota was launched. Dedicated to covering the bustling sports scene of the Twin Cities, SS is also a member of FanSided’s rapidly growing local division. Nam Huynh is the site’s founding editor and he’s hit the ground running with loads of great content published in the last week.
Another new addition to our network’s local division, All Over the Hill made it’s debut on January 25th. As one can surmise by the name and the logo, AOtH is focused on covering the teams and athletic events in and around the Washington D.C. area. Michael Natelli, who got his start with FanSided as a Staff Writer on our Nationals site District on Deck, is the site’s editor. Like Nam, Michael is off to a fantastic start. He’s published nine articles in the site’s first three days of existence.
For those of you who visit (and hopefully frequent) KC Kingdom, chances are that you want to make this site a part of your regular rotation. Talking 12 was launched on January 23rd as the newest member of our network’s college division. The focus of the site is of course the Big 12 Conference and Chip Rouse is the site’s initial editor.