Don’t ever say we didn’t get you anything.
Thanks for reading ALDLAND this year. By far our most popular post of the year was this critical analysis of the Johnny Manziel suspension back in August. Readers also enjoyed this post about Richard Sherman, Skip Bayless, and the new sports media and this advice for fans of NFL teams that lost in the playoffs, which included some original graphic analysis of a banjo-led group of San Francisco fans. (A late-breaking popular read is this recent note on rants.)
Statistics aside, my favorite posts from 2013, in no particular order:
- The Weekend Interview: Charlie Warzel, author of Adweek’s Deadspin oral history
- From Barves to Burbs: What’s happening to baseball in Atlanta?
- Guest blogger Luke Watson’s Masters posts
- All of the ALDLAND Podcasts, a great year for Brendan and Marcus
- Welcoming another new contributor, Physguy
- Farewell, Sweet Prince, beginning to contemplate changes in Detroit baseball. See also this on Jhonny Peralta.
- The world’s best cover band: Reviewing Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Recordings, by Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia
- Bay of Cigs: Run distribution, science(!), and the likelihood of a Detroit comeback, a first foray into advanced sports metrics and an introduction of objective analysis into this year’s Detroit Tigers diary, Bay of Cigs.
- A new baseball diary, Upton Abbey, tracking the Atlanta Braves. See also this from an attended Braves-Tigers game in Detroit.
- Counterpoint: Marijuana is a performance-enhancing drug
- Brainstorm: The Washington Football Team’s new mascot, with proposed imagery
- Equal Justice Under College Football Playoff, on a changing of the systemic guard
- Mike Piazza attempting to extort The Band’s Garth Hudson, in which Hudson’s lawyer writes to the site
Thank you again for your readership in 2013. Look forward to more great content from all of us in 2014.