I'm no IT guy, but can't the site simply be streamlined on critical days, such as draft day, opening day, the day Shanny gets fired? (
Seriously, though, why not shut off the archives, limit search, dump images, and drop all the many non-football threads? In fact, why not greatly limit the non-football threads all the time? Off-season is a fallacy anymore, and this is a Bronco board. Do we really need to be chatting about Will Ferrell movies? Or Don Imus?
Less is more.