Smoaky.com Celebrates Sixteen Years...
Saturday, 21st July 2018 - 2:35PM
I have to admit, the ride since Smoaky.com launched on July 2, 2002 has been amazing. I didn't know if we would make it one month, much less one year, and now sixteen years this week.
There have been over 50,000 people register with Smoaky.com over the years, many remain active and I hope you'll continue to support this website. Some members have been on since Day One, some have come and gone, some were here for a week or a game or a topic, many have remained loyal and I can't thank you enough.
My family and I, our admins and moderators and you have turned this into a go to place for news. I'm still blown away by how many stories we've, yes, WE'VE (including you!) have broken over the years. The fun, feedback, human interest stories, passion, trash-talking, some nice, some a little much, but in the end we all have one common goal. WE love Texas high school sports and the many other topics that we discuss in the forums sections.
Smoaky.com has to be the greatest high school football networking, ever and you're THE reason.
I have been honored and privileged to read, watch and listen to the incredible sports fans, starting off with tremendous fans in greater-East Texas and then we added regions during each playoff season. And, when I moved to Central Texas in June, 2010, I asked, "Why not grab the mid-section of Texas too?" And, we did...and it's been so much fun along the way.
As we start the stretch towards another football season, I am asking for your feedback, good, honest, legitimate, proactive and helpful feedback.
What do you want from me/us/Smoaky.com? Podcasts? What...?
What else can we do?
I'm about to add a couple of reporters to help keep up with stories and pin them at the top of the forums section and onto the homepage. As my responsibilities at ESPN-Central Texas have increased, I have found myself almost drowning trying to give you what you want.
Please respond on this thread, but please, if someone suggests something, don't react negatively, react, but let's all think through what else can be done.
If you would rather email me your thoughts, feedback and suggestions, send to [email protected] or [email protected].
Thank you for an amazing sixteen years of full-throttle amazing!