Man oh man. I keep hearing how active AP is. How many hit's it get's. How many people have joined. How big it's become. But I guess it didn't sink in until I went snooping. Here's what happened.
If you scroll all the way to the very bottom of the screen, you will see among other things, Chris and Joel's names. Their next to a pic of an envelope as you already know. But if you click on Joel or Chris' name and then scroll down, you will get a complete list of all the other SB Nation websites like ours.
I don't care which one you go to. I don't care which one you look at. The story is the same. At first glance they seem to have an average of about 8 comments per post. That being said, most of their posts are drawing no more than two to three comments. Pathetic. I'm not insulting them, I'm not being negative. I'm just making an observation. They have as many fans if not more than we do. Comeon, Dallas and Pittsburgh have way more fans internationally than we do. But we here at AP are killin' those guys on participation and membership. It's unbelievable really.
Now let me back pedal for two seconds. One thing of note that I absolutely love is how similiar the posts are when it's the teams with 4 wins or less. You know, teams like us. I highly encourage you to flip over to Buc Em and read all the mock drafts and all the people clamoring for a boy named Suh. Then over to Washington where their deadlocked in a heated match over whether or not they gave Jim Zorn enough time and whether or not the one's who are asking for his head are "true fans" or not. You think I'm kidding go look. You'll laugh.
The Buc's have a big controversy over whether or not they should keep Raheem a first year rookie HC who has only won 2 games because Cowher is becoming available. I swear it's like reading us with different names on the posts. I actually did a double take to make sure Porkchop wasn't over there selling Kool-Aid for extra money. LOL! ( I love ya Porky).
Anyway, even teams with a much larger fan base can't touch us. And whether you like it or not, there are two main reasons we are the best site on the net IMO. They are
1) Obviously Chris and Joel have assembled a top notch crew here that keep up on the news like fanatics. You never need to look elsewhere for news about the Chiefs. It's a waste of time. By the time breaking Chiefs news hits ESPN or NFL network we've already been blogging about it for hours on AP. Tremendous job by the boys here that run AP. I don't kiss ass and Joel and Chris know that. So I'm just being sincere when I say that. We have a lot to be thankful for here on AP.
2) The variety of viewpoints. We have some very smart people on here. Bewsaf and cpa will throw up posts that you need a calculator and a senior advisor to help you understand the numbers. But that's cool. And out of the blue somebody you least expect will throw up a really intricate post with all kinds of historical details about the Chiefs that I love to read. Stuff I never knew.
It takes us all, with all our different personalities to make this site fun. Even if I'm bumping heads with Kcguy and he's pissing me off, it makes me stay here. Because I'm not going to let him one up me when I log out. So I hang around and keep checking to see what he's going to say back to me. Those heated debates, whether you like to admit it or not, go a long way to keeping people logged in. If we all agreed, there would be one post a day and we would all log in and say +1 and then log out again. Done. But no, we have a lot of bumping heads going on in here. Upamtn and I against Jmcgoblue or whatever his name is (-: Tomahawk trying to keep the peace for everyone...and Pork chop with his shaved head and Hari Krishna robe on trying to tell us all to settle down and meditate with the magic juice he calls Kool Aid. It's a strange mix of people. And we are all very opinionated because we love our Chiefs.
But that just makes us keep coming back doesn't it? Even me, those of you that hate me, you can't help but follow me around and try to antagonize me in every post I comment in. You know who you are. But I keep you looking thru the posts don't I? Your not gonna let me get away with bashing Cassel so you make sure you haunt me everywhere I go. But hey, I do the same thing. We are one big dysfunctional family. I love it. I love this site. I love the Chiefs.
I tried to find a reason, any reason why we have 100 times the following on AP then any other site. And in the end, there's only one real reason.......We're Just Better Fans!