One week ago tonight all of us were unaware of the storm that was about to blow through our beloved MCM: ManningMania. There is no doubt in my mind that this past week will go down as the most active, hilarious, argumentative, productivity-killing, and down-right ridiculous week in the history of this site. I'd venture to say it easily tops the infamous end of the Vince Young era.
What began as everyone's gut reaction to Bud Adams's now infamous, "He is the man I want. Period," quickly morphed into full blown madness. And to be perfectly honest, I loved every minute of it. Within a day we were overrun with passionate arguments (and non-arguments) for, and against, the potential aquisition, plane tracking, on-the-scene non-reports, GIF battles, and so much more. And while you may say that a lot of those things are par for the course in our small corner of the interwebs, I'd like to suggest that what we witnessed was maybe just a little bit more.
For almost an entire week, this site was simply inundated with comments. Look at how many of them had almost nothing to do with Peyton Manning, or the Titans in general. We've had discussions about television tastes, guitars, birthdays, work, school, hockey, soccer, hangovers, and so much more. For me ManningMania has amounted to so much more than just a flash reaction to the Titans's failed quest to sign a HoF QB. It's proven to me that this site, and the community here, may just be the best place on the internet.
So in closing I just want to give my thanks to all the members of the MCM family, the crazy uncles, the scholarly grandfathers, the annoying siblings, the distant cousins that no one knows, and everyone in between, for making ManningMania one hell of a week. There isn't a single one of you guys and gals that I wouldn't immediately buy a beer if we ran into each other in that thing they call RL.
I'd also like to add an especially big thanks to our MCM patriarchs that kept this thing humming right along: Jommy, August, and GoldenGrams. Thanks for letting us all go crazy, and thank you for your continued hard work in making MCM the best site around, bar-none.
//GO TITANS 2012!!!!!11