Archive for January, 2008


RUWT? NFL Playoffs Challenge – 3 weeks in, one fan stands alone

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Amazingly, after hundreds and hundreds of picks, we’re left with just one fan in the lead with one game to go.

The Leader: 8 wins


Just one game back: 7 wins

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RUWT? NFL Playoffs Challenge – 2 weeks in, what rhymes with carnage?

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

I really wish I hadn’t used “carnage” to describe last week—it fits soooo much better for week 2.

Only one Manning advances and it’s Eli? I’m pretty sure if you’re the defending champs and Billy Volek beats you (and that’s without the help of L.T.) you’re relegated to Arena Football. And for the Cowboys? Well…wait…you hear that? That’s the sound of Jessica Simpson’s house being lit on fire.

Anyways, after 2 weeks I’m still stinkin’ it up, but we have eight folks tied for the lead with 6 wins. No one has gotten them all right so the $50 Grand Prize is gone (whew!), but RUWT? shwag and bragging rights galore are still up for grabs.

The Leaders: 6 wins

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Hot On Their Heels: 5 wins

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Scruffy Blondes are Sexy

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

This didn’t quite make the cut for the headline image for tonight’s Giants vs. Cowboys game, but it was too good not to share.

RUWT? NFL Playoffs Challenge – 1 week in, 9 still perfect

Monday, January 7th, 2008

We’re just four games into our first NFL Playoff Challenge and I’m already batting a measly .500. Way to go Mark. Thankfully there are nine people to show me how it’s done.

We have another batch of four games this weekend so we may see a totally different batch of leaders next Monday. Forget what’s at stake? Get a recap.

4-0 After Week 1

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Bored? Talk to RUWTbot. He’ll listen to you.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

If you use MSN Messenger, Google Talk, or any Jabber client, you can now Instant Message RUWTbot.

Just add as a new contact, and you can ask him for sports scores for the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. This is new for him, so be friendly. You can get the whole story straight from the source at

Examples of what you can ask him: suns scores, yankees news, nba news, nhl scores, tv espn2, tv tnthd

Try it now!

Take the RUWT? NFL Playoffs Challenge!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Fantasy Football may be over, but that doesn’t mean the battle for bragging rights has to be. We’re launching our first WYG? mini-contest: the NFL Playoffs Challenge.

Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Predict the winner of each of the 11 NFL playoff games
  • After the Super Bowl, the 5 users that picked the most correct games will win a RUWT? Sports T-Shirt
  • If one fan gets each of the 11 games right, he or she will win a $50 gift certificate to
  • If multiple fans run the table, up to five will each win a $25 gift certificate to

Be sure to check back here on the blog for updates and standings. What are you waiting for? Get picking!

First Round Games:
Redskins vs. Seahawks
Jaguars vs. Steelers
Giants vs. Buccaneers
Titans vs. Chargers

Like to Watch?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

I’ve been working on some new functionality for the home page redesign. It’s inspired by the iPhone app, and not polished or close to done, but the code will become core to a lot of upcoming enhancements on the site. I’m improving this daily, so feel free to watch.

Dynamic Scoreboard

0. 1. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Happy New Year everybody. I hope you all had a quality day in front of the TV and are looking forward to the Hawaii vs. Georgia game as much as I am tonight.

Not only is this a National Holiday, but it’s also a RUWT? holiday because it was a year ago today that I flipped the switch on this crazy idea. 12 months, a few thousand users, and a couple radio interviews later and we’re still alive and kicking.

Thanks for coming along for the ride. It’s been a blast so far.