Yesterday I tweeted out a short bit about my 5 year anniversary as the site manager here at One Foot Down. I had planned on asking for fist bumps and the highest of high fives in our annual “how are we doing” post, but that may not appear until next week sometime — so here we are.
Today marks the 5th anniversary of when I took over @OneFootDown for @SBNation. The first year was a mulligan, but then the Irish went 43-8 with 2 playoff appearances and 2 bowl wins over the next 4 seasons. Thank you to my wonderful staff and all of our loyal readers. pic.twitter.com/TyH44IoPBi— Joshua Vowles (@TheSubwayDomer) July 7, 2021
I suppose I could lay it all out on how I got here, the ridiculously rocky first 6 months (2016 season was a great way to kick things off), and all that jazz — but I’m not ready to do that just yet. That feels more like a “I have some personal news” type of post, which isn’t on the agenda.
What I do want to say is this... thank-you. Thank-you to everyone on the staff. Thank-you to all of our readers. Thank-you to all of our regulars in the comment section. Thank-you to our podcast listeners. Thank-you to all of my SBN Overlords over the last five years. And thank-you to my family for supporting me in all that I try to do here.
I realize that I’m not everyone’s cup of tea — and that’s fine. The staff here at OFD is large enough and diverse enough to make this more than just about my voice, which is all I ever want. I’m proud of what this site is, and I would easily put OFD up against ANY Notre Dame site as the best overall in coverage, opinion, fun, and variety across all available platforms.
But that’s just me.
So... cheers to the last 5 years and cheers to another year on deck.