No, this is not real. And no, Ryan Petzar isn’t working for us, but you should follow him anyway for being a good sport (@petzrawr).

A sampling of the responses:

Some of you were happy and offered up congratulations:

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Some of you were downright ecstatic and or inquisitive:

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Commenter Ok Kyle:

We don’t give a shit about Baltimore. DC is the forgotten city in all of our divisions. If this was a NYC expansion maybe I’d believe it. So you’re telling me all the Google ads are paying for an extra writer to cover Nick Markakis’s night out in Inner Harbor?

Commenter Mike & Mike In The Morning:

If you want to have people in DC look at CB content, fine. But make the Mid Atlantic shit a different site. Nobody in Philadelphia…it is called Crossing Broad, after all….gives a flying F about any other region. That is why 3 people listen to us in the morning…that and Preston and Steve.

Commenter Please says it ain’t so:

Please tell me this isn’t just a way for Kyle to continue covering Deseans instagram, I was really hoping we’d be done with that.

Commenter Mark:

This idea is beyond horrendous…..I come here because I’m a PHILLY sports fan. I don’t want to sift through shit I don’t care about, pertaining to the Redskins, Orioles, Wizards, and Capitals. If I wanted that, I would go to CrossingPotomac.com. If this is for real, I forsee it royally backfiring and you losing a ton of your PHILLY-loyal readers that have been coming to this site for years…..like me. Terrible idea!

And finally, commenter Budweiser:

Man you got some jacked nostrils. They are all flared up!

Like a dog’s anus, Budweiser. It happens when I get excited.

Do you all have any idea how much it pained me to scream “Natitude”?