Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thanks MSD Nation! (New Site Update)

MSD Nation (not pictured: Lady Phin, FinGirl22)

This is officially the final post here on MSD. The next post you’ll see will be one with a link directing you to the new site.

A few things before I go: FPL was able to figure out why my internet connection has been on the fritz. It’s been like having dial-up all over again. Long story short – wires got all fucked up after lightning hit a tree in my back yard. But it’s being fixed. However, this might delay the launch of the new site (once again) by a couple of days. Now before you get all pissy about it like JD, please know that I promise this crap will all be fixed soon and we can commence our blogging & commenting orgy. So please be patient. We’ll get there soon. Really. I swear.

Also, having all this time on my hands has allowed me to do something I hardly ever do. I mulled. And I came to the decision that I’ll be covering only Dolphins stuff from now on. Sure I’ll do the occasional Heat post but I’ve decided I’ve gone as far as I can with Miami Sports Dude. So, when the new site is up, it’ll be all Dolphins all the time. Besides, there really is no one better at covering all of Miami’s pro sports teams like JD. There’s also MiamiHeatWired, who do a kick-ass job covering the Heat. But don’t worry, I’ll be chiming in on the Heat when things get cranking (I’m also in the planning stages of an Adventures Of Udonis “Crushernaut” Haslem site that will blow your mind. Well, blow my mind anyway).

Besides, scanning over the comments and hits I’ve received over the last year made me realize the majority of you guys are all about the Dolphins. Plus the Fins are my first love and I’ve always wanted to do a Dolphins-only site. Now that I have a built-in readership, this is my chance. And I’m going to work my ass off to make it the absolute best Fins blog out there. The new site will have all the coverage, analysis, humor and general awesomeness that was MSD – but concentrated to cover just the Dolphins – and it will be better than MSD ever was. I know, I know. Is that even possible? I’ll say, yes. It is.

All in all, I have you guys to thank. I have the best, funniest and most intelligent/rational commenters I’ve seen on a Fins blog or message board anywhere. Not to mention the hottest female Dolphins fans. Bonus! The positive e-mails I’ve received from a bunch of other “non-commenters” and the swell of hits we’ve gotten during things like the NFL Draft live-blog and Dolphins draft coverage, the new-coach search and, of course, the Heat’s glorious championship run (featured in Deadspin and TrueHoop), have been overwhelming. Plus stealing a few readers from Armando Salguero has been quite satisfying. I started out doing this thing as a hobby and as a place to vent my frustrations over the Fins’ futility and you guys have turned it into a great place to hang and chat and make fun of Tom Brady while cheering on our favorite NFL team. So that drives me to do my very best. I thank you all. I hope you’ll keep making the new site a regular stop.

As soon as it’s up, that is.

Which will be any day now.


Again, thanks for your patience. I’ll catch you all on the other side.

Much Love

-The Dude


Friday, July 20, 2007

MSD Site Update

Hey MSD Nation. Still out there? Hello??? Echo ... Echo ... Still with me? I hope so. Anyway, I've been able to resurrect my fried computer and will be back on the blogging super highway in no time. While it's breathing again, I still have some kinks to smooth out. So I'm not entirely back yet.

HOWEVA!... MSD will be rolling again in about a week or so.

So, look for the new site to be launched on Monday, July 30. Just in time for Dolphins camp! Weeee!

Until then, keep your dogs away from Mike Vick, your horses away from Joey Porter and check in with JD for your daily Dolphins news (and Heat, Marlins and Panthers stuff too).

See you on the 30th!

P.S. Lady Phin, I'm sure the guys miss you. I know I do...

P.P.S. FinGirl, thanks for your messages. You rock my world ;)



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