So, today I came home from a hard night of steelwork. My back hurts and my arms are rubbery. I walk through the front door, kiss the kids goodbye as they head off to school and head over to the computer.
Ahhhh......WCG. I love this place. It's kinda like being Norm when he walked all those times down the stairs and through the door into Cheers. You feel welcome and you feel like you are among friends. There will be lots of conversation, a little ribbing and a few arguments. It's like a home away from home.
I came home from work this morning (30th consecutive day without a day off....ugh) and sat down and after posting a couple of comments, I got to thinking........I am here a lot. It's my oasis, and I am damned thankful for this community. Places like this are not easy to find.
Doubt me? Just check some of the other SBNation sites out. Or the official Bears forum. When I found this site last September, I had been looking for a new place to talk football for quite some time. This site is loaded with great writers, both in an official capacity and in the form of FanPosts from some excellent people who put a lot of time and effort into writing things about the team they love for it's fan base. The members are first class and among the most respectful, knowledgeable and enjoyable in all of sports blogdom. I would name names, but there are too many fine examples to list in a single post.
I'm not going to make this an overly long post, but I just realized today that this site gives a lot of props out to the Chicago Bears organization, to some of the beat writers and publications out there that are doing a good job of covering Our Bears, and to the players, coaches, and everyone else who does something remotely positive for Our Bears, Bears fans or the NFL, to include it's members. But the one thing I haven't seen is.....
A WCG Staff Appreciation Post......
Well Adam, Dane, HoneyBear, Kev H, Dave, Steve, Jacob, Nique, Lester and that little Cheeky Monkey guy, this is it. This one little post won't do justice to the great work that all of you have done in providing and maintaining a place for all of us knuckleheads to swarm to, but it's a start. Thank you for providing us with the single best fan site on the internet, bar none. And thank you for all of your hard work in keeping us up to date, family friendly and troll free.
You have done Bears fans a great service with this site, and I just thought you deserved a prop or fifty yourselves. And I'm sure there are plenty of other members out there who feel the same.
Once again, Thank you to the entire WCG Staff and Bears Down!