January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to Us: Seven years ago today, seven members of MetaFilter pooled our money together and paid Matt Haughey to clone his code to create the first sports-themed community weblog. A day later, Justgary asked the question that we've asked ever since: "Tony Dungy promises to rebuild Indianapolis' defense, and with his defensive resume, who could doubt him?"

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 08:28 PM - 19 comments

Happy, Happy!

posted by BoKnows at 09:32 PM on January 24

Wow, we share a birthday with Macintosh? How cool is that.

I thought about justgary's post when I was posting about Dungy's retirement. I was staring at the sample post the whole time I was composing mine. Eerie.

Happy birthday everyone.

where's my interview dammit!

posted by scully at 09:43 PM on January 24

Once SportsFilter is bug free, I will be getting back to the missing and/or mangled archives.

posted by rcade at 09:55 PM on January 24

i just love busting your chops. thanks for putting up with it. but you're not off the hook.

fyi, my wife is at a mefi meetup at Sweetwater in Denton tonight.

posted by scully at 11:31 PM on January 24

Yup. I kinda figured that. Do they always shut down MetaFilter to improve meetup attendance?

posted by rcade at 12:50 AM on January 25

Is your interview lost or has there never been one conducted?

posted by BoKnows at 02:45 AM on January 25

Yeah, Happy Birthday SpoFi! May there be many many years ahead!

posted by Spitztengle at 03:46 AM on January 25

BoKnows: There was conducted on christmas eve 2005, and rcade found the post wc02 made, but the actual link to the interview just loops back to the same thread.

posted by scully at 08:53 AM on January 25

Happy birthday! I'm not sure if even Tony Dungy can save Indy's defence, but I'll guess we'll have to wait and see. Also, my pick for this year's Stanley Cup is Detroit. In five. Over the Cinderella-story 'Canes. Anyone wanna put up money against that?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:30 AM on January 25

With chairman Mo back at the helm in Raleigh, you may not be too far off for even this year, Doc. Funny how we seem to be living in a giant time loop.

posted by NoMich at 12:04 PM on January 25

Once SportsFilter is bug free, I will be getting back to the missing and/or mangled archives.

Two words: Red. Dawn.

posted by holden at 09:34 PM on January 25

Hot diggity.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:18 AM on January 26

Diggity Seconded.

posted by lilnemo at 04:17 PM on January 26

Happy Birthday to us!

Cheers !

posted by tommytrump at 08:13 PM on January 26

Wow, this just prompted me to see how long since I joined...6 years ago on the 17th. Seems like only yesterday... *sniff*

posted by MeatSaber at 09:11 PM on January 27

Woooo HOOOO Motherfucker!!! WOOOOO!!! WOOOOO!!!

Sorry. Got a little out of hand.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:05 AM on January 28

That really escalated quickly, didn't it?

posted by jerseygirl at 04:20 PM on January 28

It's hard to believe it's been 7 years. Thanks to the members that stuck around through some rough spots, and thanks to rcade for plugging along on the back end without much help (ok, sounds dirty, not suppose to).

Come on baseball season.

posted by justgary at 01:19 AM on January 29

A big thanks to the original 8.

posted by Fat Buddha at 07:40 PM on February 14

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