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Happy New Year, Boston College

via <a href="">Patricia Drury Flickr</a>
via Patricia Drury Flickr

The year 2011 was not a banner year for Boston College athletics. It was, however, a banner year for BC Interruption. Our little corner of the internet continues to grow, accumulating over 1 million visits and 1.8 million page views over the course of the year. We also branched out and added three outstanding front page writers in A.J. Black, Conrad Kaczmarek and Grant Salzano.

I wanted to personally thank you for reading and participating in this community. It was great to discuss Boston College sports with you here at BC Interruption. Despite the lack of success on the field, penning BCI has been incredibly rewarding. Thank you for your support and contributions in the form of FanPosts and FanShots throughout the year, and I'd encourage you all to continue to be active writing your own thoughts and in the comments section.

A big personal thanks to BCI's team of writers who have helped take this community to the next level. Since coming on board in May of this year, A.J. Black (the artist formerly known as BC Hysteria) has done yeoman's work covering Boston College sports, keeping us informed and more importantly, highly entertained. In 2011, we also added Conrad Kaczmarek and Grant Salzano, who have done a tremendous job covering BC hoops and hockey, respectively.

And of course, special thanks to the blog's co-founder, Jeff Martyn, for continually making me look like a fool in Pick 5 and talking me off the BC football ledge in the Big Finish. There's not a day that goes by where Jeff and I aren't debating Boston College sports. In fact, just last night, New Year's Eve party topics included:

-- Is Steve Donahue running basketball into the ground?
-- BC basketball won 16 games over the 2011 calendar year. How many fewer games will we win in 2012?
-- Will football attendance be even worse in 2012 than it was in 2011?
-- Will Kuechly be a solid first round NFL Draft pick?
-- If the Giants and Falcons meet in the first round of the NFC Playoffs, who ya got?

Back when Jeff and I launched this blog four years ago, it was just the two of us typing up our thoughts, jacked up about Boston College's first 11-win season since 1940. And while it seems like the Eagles have gotten progressively worse over the years -- which we take no responsibility for, just like the A.D. -- this community has remained fun, engaging and entertaining. We had no idea that BC Interruption would evolve into what it is today, and for that we have our readers and co-writers to thank for the site's success.

Thank you to everyone for a great 2011, and I look forward to an even better 2012 -- both here at BC Interruption and for Boston College athletics.

Ever to Excel.