Archive for November, 2010


Project “Crush”: Complete

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Wow, what a month. Lots of meetings and lots of time on the road was tiring, but it was the integrity of data at RUWT?! that was keeping me up at night.

Without boring you with all the details, near the end of last month we got word that we had less than a week to switch sports data providers. As you might guess, after four years with the same data, making a switch is far from simple. Somehow though, it got done, and as of this weekend, we’re completely moved over to the new feed.

So what does this mean for you?

Well, the bad news first: Some WYG picks and roots for some upcoming games for some minor College Football and Basketball teams were tossed during the conversion. And…that’s it.

With our new feed, there’s a whole lot of good news. First off, we’ll never again have games that don’t get updated. If you see a game, there’ll be a score. Period. Also, we’re getting new information about play-by-play action for pro sports. I’m figuring out the best way to incorporate without cramming to much stuff into the bleachers, and you should see that landing soon. Finally, we’re getting more frequent score updates for all sports, and re-adding coverage for College Hockey and some other minor league sports.

My sincere apologies to anyone that received bad data in the past couple weeks. I take the integrity of this site very seriously, and I’m thrilled to put issues we’ve all been annoyed with, to bed. Finally.

As always, don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions.