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All hands are on deck, all servers are running smoothly

On the day that free agency opened last year, we had a problem.  A big problem.

Increasing traffic in the day preceding free agent had resulted in some scattered server outages.  Then, once everyone got to work on Friday, all hell broke loose and the servers imploded.

We later pointed the URL to, but the gang of impatient PFT Planeteers who were banging on the front door blew out five servers that had been brought out of mothballs to help us out of our mess.

Enter NBC.  Though it took a few hours (or maybe eight of them) for me to realize that I could try to test out our fledgling relationship with the peacock by seeing if we could crash on the couch until our plumbing got fixed, we finally asked for help, and we got it.

It worked, they saved us, and the incident laid the foundation for the current situation, which features beefed-up servers and a full complement of writers, allowing us to go all-hands today with Rosenthal, MDS, and Josh Alper on the one-liners.

So thanks, NBC, for giving us a room more than big enough to welcome in all of our friends, simultaneously.  The burn in the carpet was there when we got here.

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11 Responses to “All hands are on deck, all servers are running smoothly”
  1. Caldon says: Mar 5, 2010 11:39 AM

    Where is the Dansby/Phin signing, I will not stop blowing up servers until I get it!

  2. Scrip Club Lover says: Mar 5, 2010 11:40 AM

    Consider yourself jinxed.
    The Suitable Nodes

  3. Gautam says: Mar 5, 2010 11:41 AM

    “Increasing traffic in the day preceding free agent”
    should read “Increasing traffic in the day preceding free agency”

  4. Big Stretch says: Mar 5, 2010 11:42 AM

    could have saved a lot of words and space on the page and just wrote –
    We love NBC.

  5. mholt59 says: Mar 5, 2010 11:46 AM

    That stain on the carpet is florio dragging his ass across it tho

  6. Big Stretch says: Mar 5, 2010 11:46 AM

    it would be pretty funny if the site crashed right about now.

  7. CYGNUS X-1 says: Mar 5, 2010 12:03 PM

    so with all the tampering that went on that you were so worried about where are all the big deals that were pre arranged? why hasn’t peppers signed with the bears since they tampered with him last week?

  8. mrdeadlier says: Mar 5, 2010 12:12 PM

    No unsuitable nodes this year! 🙂 Well done.

  9. FreeAgentPro says: Mar 5, 2010 12:20 PM

    ESPN sold out to ABC…hasn’t been the same since. SO it goes with PFT….

  10. clint_taurus says: Mar 5, 2010 12:52 PM

    “The burn in the carpet was there when we got here.”
    just don’t pee on the rug…it really kinda ties the room together…

  11. Deb says: Mar 5, 2010 2:25 PM

    clint_taurus says:
    just don’t pee on the rug…
    No … I think you should pee in Gautam’s coffee instead. Here you are having all these techno issues on the first day of free agency and he’s playing pissy grammar police. La-de-dah!

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