The first day of the 2010 league year has come and gone, and we need to thank all of you once again for helping us set a new single-day traffic record.
The prior high was 2.1 million page views. We nearly matched it on March 4, and then we shattered it on March 5.
The final tally for Friday? 3,803,901.
In the 4:00 p.m. ET hour, we maxed out with 300,014 page views, an average of more than 88 page views per second.
Through it all, the peacock-provided hamsters that power the servers never so much as farted audibly.
So thanks to everyone at NBC who helped make it happen, and special thanks to Gregg Rosenthal and Michael David Smith and Josh Alper for helping us also set a single-day content record with 119 separate articles posted.
More chocolates will be rolling down the conveyor belt soon, and we’ll continue to put them in the right boxes (five-second rule fully in force) for your edification, gratification, and/or amusement. So while I wish I could unscrew a bottle of wine, relax, and fart audibly, I simply can’t.
Then again, one out of three ain’t bad.