If you were to have cranked up your gerbil-powered Internetrola machine, plugged it into your 14.4k modem (that’s some serious baud!), fired up Windows 3.1 and Netscape Navigated your way over to this little corner of the web five years ago today, you’d have been greeted by the picture above, which was part of our very first post.
Yes, DJF is somehow five years old. And, in fact, you’d have seen that picture if, for some reason, you had found yourself here (OK, technically, at our old drunkjaysfans.blogspot.com address) at any point during that month, as the follow up to our December 27th, 2006 debut didn’t come until Parkes checked in with a Pro Sports Daily-killing Douchebag Roundup at the end of January.
At the time we couldn’t have imagined it would last a year, let alone five, or that it would turn into anything resembling actual careers– we just wanted a distraction from our soul-crushing jobs and to not get bitched at when we went off on Richard Griffin’s latest JP Ricciardi hatchet piece in our email circle or on our fantasy hockey pool message board.
Nevertheless, we fuckin’ did it! And while we may not yet have done enough to have cracked Bob Elliott’s annual Hall of Fame absurdist maple cocksuck (though in his defence, the San Diego Chicken did have a big 2011), this was by far our highest-traffic year ever, and 2012 will, if you’ll permit me to sound like a tit, be bigger and better still. Plus, I figure if I keep on posting fake rumours from Twitter, Elliott won’t possibly be able to ignore us next time around!
Immense thanks to all of you for making the site what it is, and sorry for all the typos. Without you, we’d be unemployable.