Archive for November, 2008


Keeping the Regular Season Interesting

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Well that was fun.

Fresh off of a 10-3, rolling through the playoffs to win it all performance in my NFL Fantasy league last year, I put up a big stinker in 2008. I’ll finish under-.500, miss the playoffs, and I’m still blaming Eli and the Giants D for costing me a must-win back in Week 6.

And just as a side-note, you shot yourself Plax? Really? Really?!?

Anyways, without Fantasy to keep me occupied my productivity on Sundays is threatening to skyrocket, and I just can’t have that. So to keep things interesting I’m dipping my toe into the world of, out first NFL sport sponsor at I’m a sportsbook n00b, but I figure this is a great way to add some spice to the rest of the regular season. This week? I’m liking the Colts giving 6½ at the Browns.

This should be fun.

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All is right with the world

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

It’s Turkey Day, tasty food and beverages on tap, a solid slate of sports games on TV, and the Lions are getting shallacked and it’s only half time.

Everything is right with the world.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. The very best to you and yours.

Repairing NASCAR?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I get a surprising amount of emails from the contact us link on the site. Most of it is either SPAM or a request to get a copy of a high school football game that their grandkid played in. I got an interesting note this week about NASCAR though that I thought was good enough to post. The new blog plan? Outsourcing!

You want to know how to put the excitement back into NASCAR? No you don’t. Not really. I watched NASCAR for years, starting with Fireball Roberts and ending with Bill Elliot in ’87. I watched 5 minutes of the first restrictor plate race and was so disgusted I never went back.

NASCAR has degenerated into a modeling agency where 19 year old kids are recruited, not for their driving skills, but for how much they can appeal to teeny-boppers, for the sole purpose of selling merchandise. These kids don’t hold a candle to the worst of the old bunch and calling them race car drivers is an insult to everyone who ever drove NASCAR prior to ’87.

You want to fix it? Okay, how’s this for starters? Get rid of the stupid car of the future and get back to real cars. Put 426 and 427 factory crate motors in them and turn the tuners loose again. Put air dams and wings on them for down force, put real suspensions under them, real tires on them and let them race. The modeling agency sissies will be weeded out real fast and a crop of real race car drivers will be developed. And best of all, you will regain your fan base. Those of us who enjoy real racing and absolutely detest what NASCAR has become. If it stays like it is, NASCAR needs to change its name to Naive Adolescents Slowly Crawling Around a Racetrack.

Montoya and the F1 drives should be winning every race. For guys of that caliber to get beat by the babies driving NASCAR is an insult, not only to them, but to all the fans of real racing.

Just call me Mark Tres Cero

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

What? Really? It’s been two months since I’ve talked to you, sports fans? Totally unacceptable.

Since I’m super blogglenecked, here’s a quick recap in no particular order to clear out the tubes. Cause it’s not a dump truck.

  • Turned 30 last month. Kinda crazy. Went to Vegas. Got kinda crazy.
  • I’m hoping AI to the Pistons will be as awesome as Shaq to the Suns was supposed to be.
  • I fired myself last month because it seems that it’s what startups are supposed to do.
  • I rehired myself the next day after a massive pay cut.
  • I got laid off (for real) from my awesome job as the “Geek In Residence” at an ad agency. Found another great job to keep the lights on, but man am I gonna miss that title.
  • Nike’s “Fate” commerical with LT and Polamalu is the best 60-second spot I’ve seen in a really long time.
  • RUWT? Sports has a fan page on Facebook. For some reason, so do I.
  • Remember that Blackberry sports scores app that was supposed to come out? Never made it out of alpha. But it’ll still be released eventually. Promise.
  • Tech beating the Longhorns with 0:01 on the clock was devastating.
  • Yes, the economy sucks but RUWT? isn’t going anywhere.