Top 10 Posts of 2007

Happy New Year! I have a good feeling that 2008 will be a great year for I’m Spatial. As I look to the future I want to reflect on the past. Here are the top posts for 2007 — the ones that received the most Internet traffic.

10. Best Careers 2008 – 12/20/07: A list of the U.S. News’ best careers of 2008. Urban planning made the list!
9. Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls – 2/18/07: A post about Bear Gryll’s show on the Discovery Channel. This post has a few pictures and YouTube clips of Bear doing some outrageous things (e.g. eating raw fish & drinking water from elephant feces)
8. Poplar Point Stadium – 3/8/07: This post detailed DC United’s proposal for a new stadium at Poplar Point on the Anacostia River in Washington D.C. Currently, talks between the city and club have stalled, and DC United officials are looking at other possible stadiums sites.
7. What to Do With the DeJarnette Center – 5/28/07: This was a controversial post about what to do with the DeJarnette Center in Staunton, VA. Joseph Spencer DeJarnette was the director of Western State Hospital, and he was a proponent of eugenics. Should we destroy historic buildings with troubling pasts? Would preserving these buildings send a negative message to the community?
6. NBA Mock Draft 1 – 5/24/07: My first mock draft for the 2007 NBA Draft.
5. SI Declares Al Groh Worst Coach – 7/11/07: This post refers to a Sports Illustrated article that named Al Groh as the worst coach coming into the 2007 NCAA football season. Groh’s Cavalier’s ended up 9 – 4, but they had a heartrbeaking loss to Texas Tech in the Gator Bowl.
4. MLS Team Names – 2/6/07: This was one of my first posts on the blog, and it examines the weird names of current MLS teams. Furthermore, I reveal some names that future expansion teams could use.
3. NBA Mock Draft 2 – 6/15/07: My second mock draft for the 2007 NBA Draft.
2. NBA Mock Draft 3 – 6/23/07: My third mock draft for the 2007 NBA Draft.
1. JMU Duke Dog Pictures – 9/25/07: This posts has pictures of JMU’s mascot, Duke Dog, fighting Coastal Carolina’s mascot at a football game. Here’s a link to the post with a YouTube clip.

  1. Anonymous

    Hey there!

    I just discovered your blog via your post about the old DeJarnette ‘Sanitorium’. I’m a senior art major at JMU and I’m trying to piece something together in order to preserve the building. Despite its “dubious” history, I still think it’s a magnificent structure and could be put to good use (and hopefully outshine that lovely ingenuity that Lowe’s and Sheetz offers). Honestly, I have no clue how to even start this little project, so if you know anything useful or would like to discuss it, let me know!

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