If you are a sports junky you might like to visit the newly redesigned and recently posted SportsmansDaily.com. Sportsman’s Daily is a satirical look at todays sports written as news articles. The site is the brainchild of my good friend Tom Alexander and Charles Epstein. SportsmansDaily.com covers all topics on all of the sports, including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, horse racing, boxing / martial arts, college sports, and more.
The first edition of SportsmansDaily.com launched about two years ago and quickly began seeing a large volume of visitors. However, earlier this year just before the superbowl the website was a huge swell of visitors after they published an article entitled Gisele Bundchen: “If the Pats Lose I’ll Run Naked Though Mid-Town Manhattan”. Within hours the site was overrun, nearly closing down the server. Although daily visitors don’t always spike with the same volume the site still enjoys a pretty impressive number of visitors.
So when Tom and Charles approached me to redesign the site I was stoked. Although I have designed a number of sites, this site would be getting noticed on a much larger basis than others.
The plan was to keep the site a static html site that Charles and Tom could maintain themselves with the least amount of hassle. The site had to also include a blog, a forum and a chat room application so that the Sportman’s Daily community could contribute and interact. We began the preliminary design in late June ’08 and quickly came to a design template that would allow the visitor to quickly find the latest storys as well as archived version.
The newly revised SportsmansDaily.com was officially launched in early August with a brand new group of bizarre and though provoking sports storys. The guys are also regularly blogging about whatever comes across their mind along. Soon the chat room application will go on line, and in the coming months the second season of The Sportsman’s Daily Radio show will begin posting brand new spots.