I knew a lot of chumps popped by this site from time to time, but I had no idea how many.
Did you really think that a site this awesome would go down like that?
Seeing that the date is April Fool's day, I thought "Hey, let's see how many fools come to my site." I'm disappointed to see that the answer is: lots.
First of all - this site is going nowhere but up. If you ever thought otherwise - shame on you. Being a fantasy hockey pro, you should know when there is a hot player to ride. In this case, that player is DobberHockey. What were you thinking? This is the best damn fantasy hockey site in history! Geez.
Here is my April Fools article.
Now, for a list of the suckers that fell for my April Fool's joke. Here is what some of the emails and forum posting's said...names will be left out to protect their anonymity:
(this one is the first...and my favorite: "Dobber, Before you go, I want you to know that you built the best fantasy hockey website I have ever been to. What you have achieved is remarkable and very appreciated. I don't want this site to stop. I started using fantasy hockey websites about 5 years ago. Since then I have used about 20 or 30 different sites. Yours is by far the best. None can compare. Even the pay sites that I have used are not as good.
I would pay $20 a year to belong to this site. Think about it Dobbs!!!
If you cant make it work, its a damn shame as this site has the best information, the best articles and the best website posters. Not just you and Buggs and the rest, but the common people that post comments are really knowledgeable about hockey. There is not a lot of flaming on this website which is not something most other sites can say.
Dobbs, I'll miss you mate. Farewell my friend.")
(I got several of these..."what would it take to keep the site going?" and lots of subject lines with "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!")
(I'm touched on this one: "$20 i agree just tell me where to sign up , come on everyone this site is by far the best for fantasy info,seriously dobs' let us know what it will take to keep this going,to pay for an excellent service is money well spent.tim horton would understand one less double double every now and then i'm sure , lets get er done , do'nt throw in the towel yet dobber!)
(This guy here - clearly too smart. Watch out poolies, he's sharp! He didn't fall for anything: "I don't think any of Dobber's information is worth anything. Paypal donations...memberships to the site? pishaw...I can get my fantasy advice from Matt Romig over at yahoo thank you very much. Romig is winning his experts pool...what's Dobber doing this year? Oh yeah...rebuilding...that's Dobbercode for LOSING!" ~ mxpxillini35. I taught you well. You guys could all learn something from this one. Clearly, he knows that I'm hammering Romig in the Expert pool, he's just toying with me. He saw right through the April Fool's joke. Kudos!)
I had some emails suggesting expand to football, expand to baseball...thanks! Great support. You're still suckers! (haha)
Yes, some people saw right through the act...I won't get into those. You know who you are. I just wanted to point out some emails and postings so we can all have a laugh.
(From another reader "I am now hoping this is one big April fool's joke. Say it ain't so!")
It ain't so.
Bottom line: I rule. DobberHockey rules. You'll have to pry this keyboard out of my cold, dead hands if you want the fantasy info and tips to stop.