Welcome to Nice Pick, Cowher version 2.0!
For my longtime readers, I’m sure some of you were wondering if you came to the right place. Worry not, under the shiny new exterior this is the same NPC you’ve come to know and love. The fine folks over at the Fansided Network just decided it was time to upgrade to a little fancier, a little more professional look. I think it’s great and I hope that you agree.
You may have also noticed in the upper right corner that the Network is associated not only with the Yardbarker family but by extension FoxSports.com and MSN. This is a good thing for all of us as increased attention brings increased opportunities not only to work with the NFL but their sponsor companies. So if you thought I had some pretty cool contests before, just you wait. And, for the record, I do not get paid to write this blog. Every penny from the various ads and sponsors you see goes to paying the server costs and technical support which keeps this site up and running.
In a related matter, some of you may have noticed that you now have to log in to leave a comment. I regret having to make this change but this site is something I do in my free time for fun. As I said, I do not get paid to write it nor do you pay to read it. Just like you wouldn’t stumble into somebody’s house, loudly tell them how much their furniture and food suck, then vomit on their carpet, you don’t have a right to come to my site and unleash a string of profanity at me simply because you don’t like something I wrote. Disagreement is fine but too many people have no concept of POLITE discussion. So now if we can’t all behave like adults, I will suspend or permanently remove their commenting privileges.
Thoughtful comments, in support OR disagreement with me or other posters, are welcome. But insults, name-calling, or general trolling directed at me or other commenters will not be tolerated. I appreciate everybody who takes the time to leave a comment, especially those of you who are “regulars,” and I hope to create a site where everybody can state their opinion without fear of being shouted down by people hurling schoolyard insults.
In the meantime, thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy the new design and thank you for supporting me with your readership. Let’s Go Steelers!