Happy December y'all (and Cyber Monday!)! But before we let go of all that turkey and football from November, let's quickly look back on the blogs that rose above and excelled all throughout the second to last month of the year.
Without further ado, here are your featured blogs of November 2014.
Lots of blogs have written great stories. Lots of blogs nailed great interviews. But how many blogs can claim that they jump started the creation of an entirely new program, and one that could completely change the landscape of the entire sport? Arizona State blog House of Sparky can. Their post was the catalyst for the creation of the new Arizona State hockey team. Don't believe me? Ask the New York Times.
They've owned this story, along with many others over the last month, but the impact here from their analysis can't be overstated. They may be able to lay a claim for the most influential SB Nation blog ever, when it's all said and done. Great job.
Congrats to the Dawgs by Nature crew for blowing up their Facebook page on this exciting year for Browns fans. They went from just a few thousand likes before the season to now over 20,000 likes on their Facebook page. It helps obviously that the Browns are having a great year but kudos to the DBN staff for writing great pieces that people want to read and then distributing it very well via Facebook.
We Ain't Got No History has long been one of the top blogs on the entire network. This month, though, Graham MacAree and his team have taken it up a notch. Most recently, Joe Tweeds penned a great piece on Chelsea's midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas, who may be enjoying the best season of his already illustrious career. That came on the heels of another outstanding bit of writing by Tweeds in which he looked back on the career of John Terry. WAGNH has also been keeping tabs on Chelsea's adherence to Financial Fair Play regulations, making some sense out of what can be a very complicated situation.
Sactown Royalty has seen an outpouring of support from dedicated Sacramento Kings fans who first were rewarded with news that their team wouldn't move and now, for the first time in a decade, have a team worthy of their undying support. The staff at Sactown Royalty has it all covered from basic news updates to great analysis to superior game coverage. But where this site really stood out was on Facebook where their voice and energy are engaging new readers. It's a wonderful thing when a team, its fans and our site are hitting on all cylinders at the same time.
And that's it for the month. Congratulations to all the featured blogs. Fantastic work!