The most-viewed post in January was a rare article by our copy editor, Bridget Klish, who stepped out from behind the copy-editing shadows to pen this open letter to Jim Rome after he ripped on college marching bands. Needless to say this brought one of our band alums out of the woodwork.
Two unstoppable forces collided - BYU fans, who blow up the internet, and scheduling news, which also blows up the internet - to create the #1 viewed story of February, a plea to create a series with BYU to satisfy the p5 scheduling requirement.
The other big story was National Signing Day and a new class of football Eagles. Also, one of our most heavily trafficked hockey stories was rumors of Notre Dame's possible future departure from HEA to the NCHC.
March is the month of bracketology, so bracket projections and bracket posts tend to take up the #1 spot at most sites. For us, it was the final bracket and TV listings for the ACC tournament, as well as the final bracket and schedule for the Hockey East tournament.
The top post in April was "Terrier Tears of Unfathomable Sadness." Truly a work of art, that post was. We will have eternal gratitude for Providence.
May starts the slow time of year. The most viewed story that month was several Eagles - headlined by Tyler Murphy - signing NFL deals as undrafted free agents.
June gave us the official announcement of the game in Ireland vs. Georgia Tech, which was the #1 most-viewed story of the month. #2 was Johncarlos Reyes' commitment to BC basketball.
In an otherwise slow month, some roster updates on BC football took the #1 spot in July. The GIF of the Year tournament is always a July highlight and the most exciting matchup was this down-to-the-wire vote in which Tyler Murphy's run to cap the USC upset win edged the upset bid by Emilee Daley's game winning three pointer over Duke.
There were a couple of heavily-viewed stories in August, led by the transfer of Brendan Nosovitch to BC.
The annual reveal of the Superfan shirt slogan and ranking of all slogans is also a popular post every August; this year it was #2.
September meant the return of football and back when there was hope, there was excitement for the FSU game. The #1 post of the month was final thoughts and predictions for BC vs. FSU. Instant reaction to BC's 76-0 win over Howard was #2.
The headline of the #1 story speaks for itself: INSTANT REACTION: BC Falls To Wake Forest 3-0 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. This was another great post.
#2 story of the month was Jeremy Bracco's departure to the OHL's Kitchener Rangers.
Coach's The Book series started getting picked up by Yahoo sports in November and it took the #1 spot on Week 11.
Post #2 was final thoughts and predictions for BC vs. Notre Dame. In the #3 spot, AJ's post saying the blame firmly lies on Addazio's shoulders for BC's messed up QB situation. Which is weird, what with us being boot-licking apologists and all.
There weren't very many happy stories on this list, so let's hope for an exciting 2016 with posts about great accomplishments for the Eagles on the field. Happy New Year!