Like everyone else on the site, I've been caught up in the drama of the last week or so. It's actually probably a good thing I've been traveling heavily for work so I don't have as much time as usual to poke in on TT.
One thing that struck me today while waiting for another delayed flight is that TT is an awesome (for the most part) community run by great and talented moderators. The two Bens and Dave are not "professional" journalists by definition. Personally, I think the depth and quality of their writing would easily compete with and beat much of the writing put out by the so-called pros. We need to step back and realize that these are guys like us, with other, regular 9-5's, lives, and things going on. To get the quality of writing, coverage, and analysis that we do in the quantity that we do, is impressive to say the least.
Additionally, I think that the community at large does a great job contributing to the Fanposts and shots. I rely just as much on that little bar on the right as I do the main page. It really does lend to a complete atmosphere and one where you can really see the love that fans have for all things UMD. I poke around on the SB sites for the other ACC schools, and they don't hold a candle to our writers and fans. I'm from Boston originally and know what a passionate fanbase looks like - in my opinion, us Terps rank right up there with the best.
So, kudos to you, TT "management" and community and thank you. Let's take a second to step back and realize that no matter what happens with Turgeon's new staff, next year's team, the 2012 class, football, or any and all things Terps, we have the best fans and this here is the best site!