Long-time readers know that we're very proud of the incredible community we have built here at SoSG. In the beginning, we Sons tried to provide some of the infrastructure, but the real meat and flesh of the blog has really been cultivated and sharpened by you, the hordes of readers who populate our blog with such wit and wisdom, sarcasm and snark, emotion and debate. And as we close in on an (internal) milestone, we'd like to share the joy with one of you.
As of 9.35p PT yesterday, Sons of Steve Garvey had a cumulative 193,880 comments, across the 7,800+ posts we've written on this blog. We're going to celebrate the advent of our 200,000th comment by offering a contest.
Rules are simple: The person who writes the 200,000th comment will win a prize. Any comment in any thread contributes to the count. However, you're flying blind here on the actual number, in real-time--only we Sons can see the comment count, so I will update the sidebar comment counter at intermittent times.
We want to encourage commenting, but we also don't want it to turn into comment spam fest. So, people who just start commenting for comments' sake will be disqualified. Also, Sons are not eligible for the prize, so if a Son hits the 200Kth comment, then we'll pass it to the next commenter. Final award decision to be left to the Sons of Steve Garvey.
So, go to it, guys. Comment away, and thank you again for reading Sons of Steve Garvey!