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Ducks Gameday: A Look Back At Our FanPost Expirement

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During the All-Star break, the writers here at Battle of California wanted to take a break as well. In order to prevent our site from becoming a barron wasteland, we asked our readers to step in and do our work for us, in the form of "FanPosts."

It actually worked out rather well. Although there was some predictable, intentional garbage, there was a lot of fun pieces as well! The participation level was perfect. I feared two extremes; either virtually no one would post anything, or blogs like Pension Plan Puppets and Winging it in Motown would invade and there would be an unmanageable mount of submissions. Instead, neither happened and it was a pretty great experience.

Good work, folks!

Now lets take a look at the top posts by varying metrics...

FanPosts With the Most Reader-Reccomendations

As of Thursday afternoon

FANPOST RECS
Seals Gameday: Now All of My Friends Are Dead 9
Odes to Kevin Kurz 7
It's cool to be old(er)! 6
"Barclay's Charge" by Rudyard Kipling 4
The Ballad of Steve Bernier 3
Haha Losers. Time to Drop that California Superiority 3
The Ballad of John Scott: True Captain of San Jose 3
The NHL Anti-Star Game - Team: Heads, Elbows, Knees, and Heart 2
See Mortdecai in theaters now! 2
Mike Richards, the King of Kings 2
WHO HAS BETTER ABS: CLARKSON VS. RICHARDS 1
I AM THE LAST ONE! 1
The Los Angeles Kings Duck 1
Jealous? 1
AN IMPORTANT LIST ABOUT MARTIN BRODEUR 1
Hockey in Melbourne, Australia 0
The 90s, Yo 0
The Pro Bowl Sucks 0
Winter Classics - Anything But 0
The Los Angeles Kings Don't Suck 0
The Los Angeles Kings Suck 0
KANSAS IS BETTER THAN....... 0
BOC 2015 All-Star Break Reading Assignment 0

FanPosts With the Most Comments

As of Thursday afternoon

FANPOST COMMENTS
Hockey in Melbourne, Australia 23
See Mortdecai in theaters now! 17
I AM THE LAST ONE! 16
WHO HAS BETTER ABS: CLARKSON VS. RICHARDS 15
The Ballad of John Scott: True Captain of San Jose 14
BOC 2015 All-Star Break Reading Assignment 13
It's cool to be old(er)! 11
The NHL Anti-Star Game - Team: Heads, Elbows, Knees, and Heart 10
KANSAS IS BETTER THAN....... 9
Seals Gameday: Now All of My Friends Are Dead 8
Mike Richards, the King of Kings 8
The Los Angeles Kings Suck 8
The Pro Bowl Sucks 7
Winter Classics - Anything But 7
Odes to Kevin Kurz 6
"Barclay's Charge" by Rudyard Kipling 5
Haha Losers. Time to Drop that California Superiority 5
The Los Angeles Kings Don't Suck 4
Jealous? 2
AN IMPORTANT LIST ABOUT MARTIN BRODEUR 2
The Ballad of Steve Bernier 1
The Los Angeles Kings Duck 1
The 90s, Yo 1

FanPosts With the Most Social Media Activity

As of Thursday afternoon

This is the count of times these posts were "liked" or shared on Facebook, combined with the number of times they were tweeted/retweeted on Twitter.

FANPOST SHARES
Odes to Kevin Kurz 9
The NHL Anti-Star Game - Team: Heads, Elbows, Knees, and Heart 8
The Pro Bowl Sucks 8
"Barclay's Charge" by Rudyard Kipling 8
Seals Gameday: Now All of My Friends Are Dead 7
The Ballad of Steve Bernier 5
Haha Losers. Time to Drop that California Superiority 5
Hockey in Melbourne, Australia 4
The Ballad of John Scott: True Captain of San Jose 4
The Los Angeles Kings Don't Suck 3
See Mortdecai in theaters now! 3
KANSAS IS BETTER THAN....... 3
Mike Richards, the King of Kings 3
AN IMPORTANT LIST ABOUT MARTIN BRODEUR 3
The 90s, Yo 2
It's cool to be old(er)! 2
I AM THE LAST ONE! 1
WHO HAS BETTER ABS: CLARKSON VS. RICHARDS 1
Winter Classics - Anything But 1
Jealous? 1
The Los Angeles Kings Duck 1
The Los Angeles Kings Suck 1
BOC 2015 All-Star Break Reading Assignment 0

Good Job, Everyone.

Thanks for submitting stories. We enjoyed reading them, and we promise to start paying more attention to our FanPost and FanShot sections. If you ever submit something to use, why not shoot us a note on twitter to ensure we see it, just in case? Our Fan section is easy to overlook.

My personal favoirte FanPost submitted was the Seals Gameday post. But Mordecai was a close second.

Gameday

Blackhawks @ Ducks

Friday, Jan 30, 2015, 7:00 PM PST

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Prediction

The Ducks don't want to play, so they have a bunch of their fans play instead. It's a big success.