The craziest month of offseason news in NFL history has been very, very good for business.
Before the month that ended on Saturday, the 31-day high-water mark was 63.8 million page views. The new record, thanks to March 2012, is a whopping and previously unthinkable 91.9 million.
The numbers came from 8.33 million unique visitors from March 1 through March 31.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the guys who grabbed an oar and rowed through the never-ending flow of news, with most of the effort coming from MDS, Evan Silva, and Josh Alper. We also a huge debt of gratitude to the 8.33 million of you who took time out of your days to review, on average, more than 11 pages each for the month.
But the biggest thanks goes to the flurry of major news stories, from the Saints’ bounty system to the Colts’ decision to cut Peyton Manning to the Peyton chase to free agency to Peyton’s decision to sign with the Broncos to the bounty punishments to the Tebow trade(s) to the league meetings.
The train won’t stop rolling any time soon. Offseason workouts start this month, the schedule release is coming, the draft is fewer than four weeks away, and the opening kickoff for the 2012 regular season comes in roughly five months.
So to those of you who found us for the first time last month, welcome aboard. For those who have been with us for years, thanks for your loyalty. For those of you who are just visiting for the first time right now, where in the hell have you been?