We didn’t expect that the first day of 2013 free agency would set an all-time traffic record, given the relative lack of buzz and the absence of huge names in the pool. And we definitely didn’t expect the all-time traffic record to be shattered.
As usual, we were wrong on both counts.
The NBC hamsters served up 6.66 million page views on Tuesday. (Coincidentally or not, there were no Tim Tebow posts.) That’s a new high-water mark for a single day, by almost one million views.
Speaking of one million, for the first time ever (I think), our audience for one day hit seven figures, with 1.089 million unique visitors.
So thanks, everyone, for spending time with us on Tuesday. And thanks to the crew for working so damn hard — MDS, Darin Gantt, Josh Alper, Curtis Crabtree, and our newest arrival Mike Wilkening.
Who knows? A new record could be coming today. Especially if our official position is we don’t expect it to happen.