As our first calendar year on the web draws to a close, we wanted to take to thank our readers and look back at our 50 greatest stories of 2013.
Over the course of the year, we have posted more than 2,800 stories, attracted 500,000 unique visitors each month, and racked up 2.2 million page views. We have readers from all over the world, including the UK, Germany, Australia, and Japan and our content is translated into hundreds of languages.
We’d call that a success! Thank you to all of our readers and supporters! We (literally) couldn’t do it without you.
From now until the end of the year, we will be counting down our Best Stories of 2013. Each day, we will post five of our top 50 stories from the year. Below are numbers 50 through 46.
50. Front Yard Football and the Ole Miss Rebelettes
Jake Lockhart arguably had the best 12th birthday party ever. Not only did he have a 30-yard flag football field constructed on his front lawn, the Ole Miss Rebelettes made a surprise appearance to cheer on Jake and his friends.
The Delta Gamma sorority was founded right here at Ole Miss in 1873. HottyToddy.com contributor John Cofield fills us in on the origins of one of the country’s top sororities.
48. Downtown Inn Meets Its End
On Dec. 3, 2013, the Downtown Inn (formally the Holiday Inn) was torn down to make way for a newer, more modern hotel near the Oxford Square. HottyToddy.com captured video of the demolition process and asked readers to reminisce their memories of the location.
47. ESPN Documentary Featuring the Manning Family
ESPN Films’ SEC Storied series released the first installment of their third season with The Book of Manning. The film documents the personal and professional lives of the First Family of Football.
46. Derby Day Cancelled, Sigma Chi Suspended
After being found guilty of its second strike against the University’s alcohol policy, the Sigma Chi fraternity was suspended until January 2014. As a result of the suspension, the University Judicial Committee also canceled the Derby Day festivities. How sad.
Check back tomorrow for numbers 41 through 45 or Click Here to read ahead. Hotty Toddy!