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We look at the top contributors to BTB over the last six months.

Former Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry Photo by Rich Pilling/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images

Every six months or so, dating all the way back to 2011, we like to jointly look at some key user stats here on BTB.

Usually we look at the first six months sometime in July, and then look at the stats for the entire previous year early in January. Well, it’s early January, so here’s where we look at the stats for the last year, except instead of doing a full-year summary, I’ll only look at the lest six months of the year. You can check out the data for the first six months by following this link.

You know the drill, here is BTB By The Numbers for 2019:

2019 BTB By The Numbers
Writer Jan-Jun 2019 Jul-Dec 2019
Front page articles 1,375 1,891
Fanposts 270 356
Comments 175K 234K

As you can see, the activity here at BTB picked up considerably in the second half of the year, which is no real surprise given that’s when actual football gets played. To put those numbers into context, here’s what those second-half numbers mean on a per-day basis:

  • 1,891 total front page posts averages out to a little more than 10 posts per day. That’s some heavy lifting by the 12 writers who’ve contributed to the blog in the second half. Heck, I remember back in the day when we were pleased when we managed to double our average output to two posts per day!
  • 356 FanPosts means our members knocked out two FanPosts per day in the second half of the year.
  • 234,060 comments translate to almost 1,300 comments per day.

Most Prolific Commenters

Here are the 90 most prolific BTB-members over the last six months of 2019 that have helped keep this place hopping:

2019 Most Comments
Rank Name Cmnts Rank Name Cmnts Rank Name Cmnts
1 3Dvagabond 4,352 31 Merc WithA Mouth 1,516 61 DalaiLuke 909
2 bluefanatic 3,906 32 pulmo 1,446 62 Miller1109 905
3 0k 3,498 33 RoSHa 1,422 63 Fanamaniac 898
4 Julius Russell 3,207 34 goriila 1,389 64 SoCalCowboy 890
5 TLG1970 3,180 35 Metz21 1,369 65 Chad Loveland 886
6 OptimisticRealist 3,174 36 dontcallmebrendy 1,364 66 toke08 883
7 rocketcoe 2,859 37 insman 1,332 67 Steev707 873
8 Finstor 2,705 38 Canadian Texan 1,284 68 Robsa 873
9 ChuckCowboy 2,643 39 Mac&Cheese 1,266 69 The Trenches 861
10 Cody Snead 2,625 40 Aggie Man 1,263 70 Jace M 855
11 b.r.y.c.e. 2,600 41 MrZach 1,232 71 Jessy S 848
12 8-8 2,513 42 APerfectStar 1,198 72 vakingd1 846
13 TAFKA RomoCop 2,438 43 NortheastCowboy 1,162 73 troysboys 837
14 Cowboy Bob1 2,423 44 Sean N 1,161 74 AzDbackfanInDc 830
15 bcomets 2,226 45 McLovin9 1,151 75 Gregzzz 826
16 Jeber 2,022 46 57scottw 1,107 76 ConWayTwitty 820
17 bking 2,020 47 Northern Cowboy 1,084 77 sunsn7 798
18 pfloyd2 2,003 48 FoxHunt 1,084 78 AKCOWBOYFAN 769
19 camrin55 1,943 49 CowboysVSeveryone 1,084 79 Jonathan Stern 759
20 CowboyOcelot 1,922 50 22years 1,034 80 Red_5 741
21 feedzekefan 1,903 51 hitman477s 1,028 81 JustusX 737
22 Lil J Moore 1,896 52 Drivethrough_dakiris 1,016 82 Jayddrew 731
23 Ride Together, Die Together 1,879 53 LoozeeanaCowboy 1,007 83 Even-Steven 727
24 Onesport 1,874 54 go87 1,002 84 BragtownBoys 723
25 Fernie67 1,867 55 Carcass Wince 959 85 dcfansinceiwasababy 700
26 redsoxu571 1,707 56 Rajohnnn 953 86 Stijl 691
27 Truebluedcfan 1,618 57 madeit throughthelate80s 953 87 Shestistheanswer 673
28 just-the-facts 1,617 58 Oakster41 945 88 StillHateTheGiants 672
29 N4M IV 1,537 59 5timechampschumps 921 89 Krotto07 664
30 Keith 67 1,523 60 CDMac24 916 90 Delirious Nomad 660

Nothing illustrates the fickle nature of sports blogging more than this ever-changing list: The members marked in green above did not make the Top 90 six months ago. Conversely, the members listed below dropped out of the Top 90 list over the last six months, for varying reasons:

Did not make the Top 90 list in 2nd half 2019
1st half rank Name 1st half rank Name
9 rambo3 64 Kegbearer
27 bleeding_blue&silve 65 like_a_dog
28 anytime5656 68 FinChase
31 FuzzyLogic1 71 WiscyTangoFY
33 5Blings 72 Epicastro
38 ASwftKck2TheNts 73 4boys4me
41 Realist Larry 75 Schipp
46 FlawlessCowboy 76 CorbinClark
48 pjohn56 77 DKPeavy88
49 Gary Morris 78 Chase C. Kimura
51 LarryAllen'sBenchPress 81 Combine_Warrior
58 trey.lebus 82 E. Pluribus Pumpus
59 simplejoe 83 Shaymer
60 autonomic corps 86 slacker2
61 CowboysErrDay208 89 BoiseBoys
62 LDVFootball 89 Dr-P
63 Jim Lee Howell's coaching tree

But regardless of whether you made the Top 90 list, dropped out of it, or didn’t make it at all, different people contribute in different ways to our little community here, so thank you all for your contribution.

Like many other social media sites, BTB also has a way of “liking” posts or comments. In our little corner of the universe, the likes are called “recs”, short for “recommendations”, and BTB members can rec comments they particularly like. Four recs and your comment turns blue on BTB.

Here are the 60 members who received the most recs for their comments in the second half of 2019, with 100 comments needed to qualify for this ranking:

Jul-Dec 2019 Most Recs per Comment
Name Cmnts Recs Recs/Cmnt Name Cmnts Recs Recs/Cmnt
Yellowbeard 301 2950 9.8 Jace M 855 2379 2.8
yobwoc 123 795 6.5 Keystone Heavy 496 1360 2.7
Red_5 741 3677 5.0 Delirious Nomad 660 1803 2.7
C.A.Shelton 198 977 4.9 Snake Lee 167 452 2.7
KentuckyYankee 268 1166 4.4 Pappas_23 528 1422 2.7
Clemente Almanza 414 1735 4.2 VAfan 152 409 2.7
N4M IV 1537 6279 4.1 Bobboluga 114 305 2.7
Tennessee_Jed 366 1483 4.1 pjohn56 626 1667 2.7
dunkman 245 978 4.0 Canadian Texan 1284 3419 2.7
doomsdaydominators94 190 737 3.9 sonofafarmer 244 644 2.6
Aggie Man 1263 4765 3.8 NortheastCowboy 1162 3024 2.6
Shaymer 650 2413 3.7 MrZach 1232 3181 2.6
kenag122002 107 388 3.6 Robsa 873 2243 2.6
Salty_Creature 179 645 3.6 savard18 429 1102 2.6
D-Bomb 131 466 3.6 WiscyTangoFY 540 1375 2.5
Lord Humungus 345 1227 3.6 Please Win 159 403 2.5
just-the-facts 1617 5405 3.3 redsoxu571 1707 4304 2.5
Tyrone Jenkins 245 812 3.3 8-8 2513 6300 2.5
FuzzyLogic1 307 1004 3.3 BishopWest 465 1163 2.5
Truebluedcfan 1618 5080 3.1 Musiccitynorm 456 1129 2.5
Michael Strawn 453 1408 3.1 Lonestar96 136 336 2.5
astormtx 221 681 3.1 RisingSunCowboy 225 554 2.5
Colorado_Cowboy 142 431 3.0 McLovin9 1151 2814 2.4
icebowl68 349 1019 2.9 Valley Ranch 117 286 2.4
South Dakota Fan 228 662 2.9 Darth Landrious 140 341 2.4
KMay33 107 306 2.9 thebigham 192 465 2.4
thegloryyears 258 733 2.8 4boys4me 496 1192 2.4
brocksolomon 151 423 2.8 WillowTheDog 228 547 2.4
Poco Mor 339 948 2.8 33for99 147 351 2.4
Dak_Attack1989 132 368 2.8 Jeber 2022 4817 2.4

FanPosts

The table below lists the 16 top contributors in the FanPost section. The tables are sorted by number of FanPosts from Jul-Dec 2019, by the number of recommendations, and by the number of comments generated by the FanPost and the ensuing discussion.

2019 No. Of Fanposts
Author Fanposts
SeekingNumberSix 20
Asburystrider 19
TheDodger4Pres 19
VAfan 18
NJ-cowboysfan 18
Cowboy Bob1 12
Russ_Te 12
Toonz 10
redsoxu571 8
G2Mass 8
JayFR 7
BigDavey 6
nate2888 5
BlueStarsForever 4
Lt.shinysides 4
2019 Rec's Received
Author FanPosts Rec's
VAfan 18 63
SeekingNumberSix 20 55
redsoxu571 8 34
Cowboy Bob1 12 30
5Blings 1 16
neithan20000 3 15
Sean N 1 13
Russ_Te 12 13
G2Mass 8 13
NortheastCowboy 3 12
Gary Morris 1 11
Toonz 10 11
Asburystrider 19 10
DawnMacelli 1 10
AustonianAggie 1 8
2019 Comments generated
Author FanPosts Cmnts
VAfan 18 444
SeekingNumberSix 20 371
TheDodger4Pres 19 331
redsoxu571 8 301
G2Mass 8 238
Cowboy Bob1 12 214
NortheastCowboy 3 159
NJ-cowboysfan 18 143
Russ_Te 12 135
Mac&Cheese 1 121
5Blings 1 85
Toonz 10 85
BigDavey 6 71
engineer_living 1 44
NeedMoreRings 1 41

179 different BTB-members made at least one of the tables above, but many, many more contributed to the blog so far this year.

And if your name’s not on any of the lists above, but you want to see your name up in the bright BTB lights next time around, then simply post more stuff, more often!

Front Page

And finally, we close with the front page writers and podcasters.

As a team of writers on BTB, we take great pride in what we do here day in and day out to bring you the best Cowboys coverage you can find. Here are our numbers for the second half of last year:

Jul-Dec 2019 Front Page Writers
Writer Posts
RJ Ochoa 546
David Halprin 385
Danny Phantom 193
Michael Sisemore 156
Tom Ryle 138
David Howman 121
Connor Livesay 79
Cole Patterson 79
Michael Strawn 79
Matthew Holleran 66
OCC 30
Matthew Minich 19