Lionbacker's 1 year anniversary
This week marks the one year anniversary of Lionbacker! Thank you to everyone who has made our little Lions site so special. I'd like to thank our dedicated staff and great forum members for making Lionbacker the site it is today.
To help kick off our anniversary we have implemented a few changes. You have probably already noticed we have changed our forum logo to reflect our forum name - THE JUNGLE. Speaking of the forum, is there another forum anywhere with such knowlegeable fans who treat each other with such respect even when they disagree? Let's all work together to keep the trolls away and keep the forum the way it is.
We have also added some new features and updated some of the navigation buttons on most of the pages.
Our header (top right) now has links to our home page, forum, chat room and about us section.
Our footer (bottom) now has some new links as well, including one to our site map to help you find all of the great features on Lionbacker. http://www.lionbacker.com/?id=about&sub=sitemap
The navigation buttons below the scoreboard (top right) have been updated to reflect our new news portals. You will find these to be some of the most comprehensive assortment of news links on the web. They are:
Lionbacker Articles - http://www.lionbacker.com/?id=articles
Detroit Lions News - http://www.lionbacker.com/?id=lionsnews
NFL News - http://www.lionbacker.com/?id=nflnews
Lionbacker also now offers RSS feeds of our other articles to other sites. Simply click on the orange RSS button in our footer for more info. You can also now add Lionbacker articles to your MyYahoo! page by clicking on the "+ MY Y!" button just below our 5 feature articles.
We also have a number of new features in the pipeline to make the site even better. As always, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome and have lead to a number of the feature you currently enjoy on the site.
It's been quite a ride in year one. From our humble begginings in August 2004 we saw tremendous growth reaching nearly 4 million hits a month by early 2005. In our first month, the infant Lionbacker site won the football bracket (16 sites) to reach the final four in the FanZoneCentral fan site challenge (64 sites overall). By the time the season ended, Lionbacker's draft coverage was bringing in rave reviews. Lionbacker finished second overall in The Huddle Reports Top 100 with only Hall of Famer and draft expert Rick Gosselin beating Brian Diez's great work.
Again I would like to thank our writers (Brian, Mike, Tom, Bob, Mark, etc.), forum admin (theAlphaMale), moderators (TheRealWags, conversion02, Harrington is da man), and of course all of our forum members.
Thanks and GO LIONS!