Nine years ago today, Eleven Warriors said “HELLO WORLD” by way of a pretty embarrassing – in hindsight, at least – post asking whether Jason Whitlock was high. He had to have been, because Ohio State was entering the 2006 season as the nation's No. 1 team and Whitlock had them losing to Iowa.
I had just moved to Chicago and having grown up in Columbus, felt lost without anyone to talk Ohio State football to, so I figured the next best thing would be tossing some words against a Blogspot wall and hoping they stuck.
Starting a small website in a vacuum is tough sledding at first, but I felt that if we tried to outwork everyone else, we might get somewhere. Slowly the community morphed from my family, to friends and their families, and finally to where we are now, connecting thousands of Ohio State fans from around the globe. We've worked hard, but we've also been fortunate to have worked with some incredibly talented people and they deserve much of the credit for helping to make 11W what it is today.
Thank you to all of the talented writers and the vibrant community here for helping to make a dream a larger than life reality.
We're not looking for birthday gifts – we just ask that you continue spreading the word and telling your friends about Eleven Warriors. If you'd like to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and like us on Facebook, that would be grand.