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Calling all BGN lurkers: Sign up and introduce yourselves!

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Philadelphia Eagles training camp begins this week so that means it’s time to revisit an annual BGN tradition.

A total of 40,358 registered users have signed up to participate on our site. That number is up from last year’s total of 37,593. We have a lot of awesome community members who help make BGN a great place to spend time together.

But based on our Facebook likes (over 144,000) and Twitter followers (over 77,000), I know there are plenty of people who read BGN without ever visiting the comment section.

So today I’m calling out all you lurkers! Sign up for a BGN account (it’s free) and introduce yourself below in the comments. Tell us your name. Tell us how you became an Eagles fan. Tell us why the Eagles are going to win the Super Bowl for the second time in three years. Tell us what your username means and/or how you picked it. Or don’t tell us any of that, but definitely do tell us something. Anything. There’s no good reason not to contribute. If you’re not a new community member, feel free to re-introduce yourself and tell us when/why you joined.

I think most of you know me by now. My name is Brandon Lee Gowton. Everyone here calls me BLG. You can follow me on Twitter: @BrandonGowton. I first discovered BGN back in 2010. I remember being on Facebook and seeing an article about how Tom Heckert would have given up two first round picks for Kevin Kolb. I thought that was pretty crazy, so naturally I clicked on it. It took me about two months to sign up and start commenting (I believe the first article I ever commented on was about the Eagles adding a drum line to the game day experience?).

From there, I also started to contribute in the FanPosts before eventually being brought on as a front page writer in February 2013. In September 2013, I took over as the site’s third-ever Manager & Editor-in-chief, following in the footsteps of BGN legends JasonB and Jimmy Kempski (aka JimmyK aka Bye Dawk). I’ve been in charge of the site ever since (save for a brief absence) and I’m still here six years later at age 27.

Now it’s your turn. Let’s hear from you!