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Cincy Jungle throughout the years

Working on another project, I came across the Wayback Machine and spent time looking at all of the changes Cincy Jungle has gone through.

I was stuck on the fantastic “Wayback Machine” during another project, which takes snapshots of websites. Naturally, I wanted to look at, and share, the progressive changes that Cincy Jungle has undergone throughout the years. We launched CJ on March 15, 2006 when we were only the eighth website to cover an NFL team at SB Nation. I was the only writer for several years, but eventually invited amazing contributors (I’m not naming names out of fear of insulting someone I missed) who have become friends, many of whom you’ve kept up with on twitter, or through their own ventures. While we bitched at each other for various things, we always had a symbiotic relationship with most of the local beat writers, and news organizations, who knew our role wasn’t to replace the industry (despite the industry’s belief), rather supplement their material with outrageous opinions. Those days were great.

I’ve been fortunate to have talented folks that’s helped build CJ, and today’s crew is doing amazing work taking on a fierce and competitive industry. But honestly, the readers and commenters, most of you, have made this worth it. Despite doing this since 2003 (started writing about the Bengals when Marvin Lewis was hired), I still feel humbled (and weirded out) that anyone would want to read my views/thoughts — especially since I’m an average writer, at best, with thoughts that aren’t really that unique. Anyway, check out how much we’ve changed over the years.

March 20, 2006:

Cincy Jungle (2006)

September 12, 2008:

Cincy Jungle 2008

November 5, 2010:

Cincy Jungle 2010

December 15, 2014:

Cincy Jungle 2014

Today (January 13, 2018):

Cincy Jungle 2018