Looking around SB Nation's NFL blogger's sites, I compiled some approximate statistics of what has been going around this network from the number of visits in April 2009, the key month leading up to the NFL Draft this past weekend. The numbers are mind-boggling and while I am very proud of the job we've done here at Baltimore Beatdown, it pales in comparison to what some of the blogs have been able to accomplish.
In April, Baltimore Beatdown ranked 25th out of the 32 NFL blogs, with over 52,000 visits. In comparison, the leader was Arrowhead Pride (KC Chiefs), with over 394,000 visits this month. No one came close, although the trio of Blogging the Boys (Dallas), Bleeding Green Nation (Eagles) and Mile High Report (Denver) all had at least 256,000 visits in April.
Overall, SB Nation's NFL blog have had over 3,756,000 visits in April alone, with over two days still remaining in the month! The AFC bloggers outpaced their NFC counterparts, 1,901,000 - 1,849,000, while the AFC West took top division honors, just squeaking by the NFC East, 766,000 - 705,000. Our AFC North came in 6th with 397,000 visits.
The amazing thing to remember is this is JUST for April 2009 alone. The NFL Draft weekend just passed was a great one by itself, but the overall numbers for the month is something to be proud to be a part of. Thanks to all who blogged, posted stories, FanPosts or just commented as true NFL fans!
NOTE: Since originally posting this mid-day yesterday until this morning, Arrowhead Pride added another 15,000 visits. Incredible job!