Footer Navigation Links Help / Advice

Ok so,

I have enabled the footer widgets on my theme. I have also put a txt widget with some html links in it and put the wordpress archive widget in there.

As you can see

So I would like 1 of two things which ever is easier or better?

A. Pull the date range functionality into the TXT widget and display the bottom (month/year/post count) via html calls


B. Edit the widget and put the urls from the top (ie. Practices, Tournaments, Misc, 2015, 2014,2013,2012 etc) and make them part of the archine AND then turn that into a plugin to escape the upgrade nightmare that will be waiting.

Suggestions? Guidance? Code Copy/Paste with file and line number to paste to :wink:

Thank You