Archive for February, 2007


ESPN Mobile, Round II

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Having spent over a hundred million dollars building the service from scratch (about $30 million for the commerical alone), it was always a question of “when” and not “if”, ESPN Mobile would make a comeback. Verizon was the provider that ESPN shuttled all its subscribers to when it shuttered its doors, so bringing back ESPN Mobile on Verizon’s network was probably the plan along.

Say it ain’t so. ESPN’s mobile service has returned from the grave and is nursing itself back to health over on Verizon Wireless’ VCAST service — not another MVNO, but a proper mobile content deal. more…

Get on the bandwagon

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Hey folks, we have a new way for you to show your team pride: You can now put your pic where your passion is.

If you’re a real fan of your team, hop on the bandwagon to have your picture displayed on their home page. And then automagically, all of your favorite teams will be posted on your user profile for the world to see. I just hopped on the Yankees , Knicks (ugh), and the G-men.

Move quickly—users are sorted by who has been on the bandwagon the longest…

YouTube Tuesday, II

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

We’re going a bit off the grid with this one. At the same time distrurbingly bad and funny, yet strangely appropriate now that Peyton has taken care of the “can’t win the big one” monkey.


Monday, February 5th, 2007

Last night’s Superbowl between the Colts and the Bears had the craziest first half I’ve seen in quite a while. 6 turnovers, Vinatieri misses a kick, and Hester runs back the opening kick for touchdown which I missed. Because I was 30 seconds late to my buddy’s house. 30.

Anyways, we’ll get a week or two of basking in the glow of the Colts, the unavoidable Sports Illustrated commercial with some cheap sweatshirt, and the inevitable slew of new Petyon commercials…which I actually like. But then what? My fantasy football team was eliminated months ago, we need to remove the NFL from the navbar. College basketball will slide into the top spot, but what will we add?

Wait for it…

NASCAR. That’s right kids. I’m somewhat of a closet NASCAR fan. I’ll admit it. I’m actually looking forward to watching NASCAR Now on ESPN2 tonight. While I’ll miss the “Boogity, Boogity, Boogity!”-stylings of DW, I’m curious to see how ESPN will handle NASCAR on their network.

We’ve gotten the Team A vs. Team B games under our belt, but this will be RUWT?’s first rateable sport that is every man for himself. We’re stoked.

FanNation Acquired

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Nothing witty to say, just very interesting news. It’s hard not to think about what it might mean for this site. There were lots of rumors about this back in December—looks like they finally got the deal done. This is awesome news for that entire team. Congrats.

Today, Sports Illustrated is announcing the acquisition of FanNation, albeit at a less ridiculous price: “at least” $20 million for both FanNation and an investment in parent company STI. more…