Your CB Year in Review

Since many of you choose to make CB your first stop for Philly sports, here’s a year in review of the site. 

Since January 1, 1.2 million people have read Crossing Broad, accounting for 4.5 million visits and 7.2 million individual page views (you hear that, advertisers?). To put that in perspective, the 4.5 million visits to Crossing Broad were nearly one million more than the gross number of fan visits to Citizens Bank Park this year. And we were voted Best Sports Blog in Philly in CBS Philly's Blogger Awards.

Here are the top ten most read stories on Crossing Broad in 2011 (keep in mind, this list is influenced greatly by other larger and national sites linking in, so these aren’t necessarily the biggest stories): 

10) Baby Utley

9) Wilson Valdez Pitches

8) FBI Helping Chicago Bar Look for Game 6 Puck

7) Jeff McLane Launches Counter Assault on Les Bowen

6) Your Friday Night Car Bomb: Dan Carcillo’s Twitter is a Gift to Humanity

5) Scenes From Retro Night at Citizens Bank Park

4) Your Beer Dispenser Questions Answered

3) Your Phillies Winter Meetings Running Commentary

2) Kate Upton Pokes Sean Avery

1) Here's a Photo of Hunter Pence with Playmate Shannon James


As you can tell, boobs, vulgarity and beer generally get all the links, but they’re not what I’d consider our best posts. Here are my top five 12+ that I enjoyed writing:


12) Cliff Lee Going Yard (twice)

11) Every Single Cliff Leebased Morning Wood

10) Morning Wood: We Zaprudered the Brawl

9) Your Morning Carts: I Went to Chester to See Becks But Becks Wasn’t There Edition!

8) A Comprehensive Breakdown of the New Sixers Mascot Choices

7) CB Exclusive: Jeremy Roenick Defends His Comments About Philly Fans

6) In Case You Were Wondering, Kane Kalas Makes a Living Playing Online Poker in Costa Rica

5) Mike Richards Lands Direct Hit on Tim Panaccio

4) The Definitive Phillies Man Crush Guide

3) Illadictionary Vol 1: Defining The Types of Phillies Games

2) Media Feuds: Gonzo v. Murph, Murph v. Miss, Jeff McLane Launches Counter Assault on Les Bowen, Les Bowen Punches Jeff McLane, Frank Seravalli and Sam Carchidi Whip It Out to See Whose is More Accurate

1) Welcome to Peter Laviolette’s Dry Island


A big Thank You to our current advertisers and promotional partners: Drinker’s Philadelphia, BC Sports, Philly Phaithful, TiqIQ, Draft Street, American Male, SportFitDeal, The Ultimate Sports Challenge and Big Lead Sports. To those who contributed and helped in other areas: Ryan Gillon, John Ellis, Dan Fuller, Adam Reigner, Jim McCormick, Drew Cohen, Adam Gonsiewski, Lauren Liberati, John Miller, Steve Whyno, Dave Isaac, Dan Hershberg, Steve Lingle, Larry Colangelo, Dan Bello and, perhaps most importantly, Ms. CB, for not killing me when I’m writing dick jokes at 2 AM… on a Saturday. 

And thank you to everybody for your continued support. Keep an eye out for our Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of the 2011 in the coming week. Plus, Winter Classic coverage all next week leading up to the game.

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11 Responses

  1. Two pretty good lists but I am a bit shocked and appalled that the recent “Flyers Try to Name Santa’s Reindeer” post didn’t make either list. Your one-liner “We’re mailing it in today” was just blogosphere brilliance.

  2. Best blog! Thanks for keeping me entertained all year. You kept me from napping at work. I especially loved the Illadictionary. I had referred to it often. Congrats.

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