ESPN3: It’s the Magic Channel

June 29th, 2010

Please tell me you watched the Japan/Paraguay Instant Classic.

What’s that? You’re at work? Didn’t realize the game was on?

Listen up, because I’m only saying this once: As of today, that excuse is grounds for Sports Fan membership revocation.

I’m thrilled to announce the integration of ESPN3 into Are You Watching This?!. The vanquisher of boring workdays everywhere, ESPN3 not only simulcasts games from the traditional ESPN family, but it also gives you access to sporting events you simply can’t find anywhere else.

Just like the rest of our 7000+ channels, ESPN3 is available on your station lineup, it has it’s own dedicated ESPN3 schedule page, and you’ll get alerts when RUWTbot find a great game (look for ‘www ESPN3’). Unlike any other channel, we’ll include links to live streams and replays of great games.

So you missed Komano’s shot glance off the crossbar? Head over to RUWT?!, catch the ESPN3 replay, and I’ll let it slide. This time.

Arizona’s “Los Suns” Make Statement on National Stage

May 5th, 2010

Athletes usually stay as far away from Politics as they can. It was Michael Jordan who famously said, “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”

Tonight though, we’ll have a very interesting intersection of Politics and Sport.

“I think it’s fantastic,” Nash said after Tuesday’s practice. “I think the law is very misguided. I think it’s, unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties. I think it’s very important for us to stand up for things we believe in. As a team and as an organization, we have a lot of love and support for all of our fans. The league is very multicultural. We have players from all over the world, and our Latino community here is very strong and important to us.” (more)

Every Game of March Madness Televised?

April 22nd, 2010

While everyone is debating the value of moving from 65 to 68 teams, the most important part of this announcement is being missed. It’s big news for RUWT?! because of the regional nature of CBS’ past broadcasts.

Starting next year, EVERY game of March Madness will be broadcast live on TV.

Beginning next year, every game through the second round will be shown nationally on the four networks. CBS and Turner, an entity of Time Warner Inc., will split coverage of the regional semifinal games, while CBS will retain coverage of the regional finals, the Final Four and the championship game through 2015. (more)

Wait. This Looks Different.

March 23rd, 2010

Well, it should.

You’ll be seeing a whole new RUWT?! faster than your bracket imploded.

Now Playing: NBA “blank” of the week

February 25th, 2010

Looking for the best NBA Assist of the Night? Or maybe the best Block of the Night? No need to search through, cause we’ll hook you up. Throughout each day we’ll be adding new clips from all 30 NBA teams to the 5000+ videos already in the vault. We’ll grab the videos of the best plays posted by the NBA and include them right in the recap for the game.

Sure last night’s Wizards/Grizz game was a snoozer, but Nick Young’s Dunk of the Night was sick.


You want RUWTbot on your smartphone. You need RUWTbot on your smartphone.

February 16th, 2010

Often asked, and long promised, Are You Watching This?! has finally dropped on the iPhone, Palm Pre, Palm Pixi, and Android-based phones.

There were numerous delays, as cramming this much sports badassery into one app had yet to be accomplished. There was this huge rigamarole, writing our Congresspeople to ask them to make changes to the Laws of Physics just to make it possible for RUWTbot to fit in your pocket.

Don’t believe me? Way to not be a lemming. See what complete strangers are saying about it.

“It will change the way you watch sports on television – for the better.”

David Lister, appolicious

“…this app is plain freaking awesome!”

Dan Ramirez, Totally Palmed

Get all the details at

Thanks, Then Gifts

November 30th, 2009

Hey folks, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Things started off slowly with Thursday’s NFL slate being a bit of a dud, but we were treated to some quality games for the rest of the weekend. With Turkey Day in the rear-view mirror, we’re officially in the Holiday season.

Before I drop some gifts gifts gifts on you guys later this month, I should take a second to give Thanks.

I’ve been working with Grande Communications for the past few months, and they’ve agreed to let RUWTbot annex their Twitter feed, to continue his quest for world domination. If you know any Grande customers that haven’t hopped on the RUWT? bandwagon yet, and for some reason aren’t following @grandecom on Twitter, get them over to post-haste.

I don’t want to alarm anyone…

August 4th, 2009

…but there’s Football on TV this weekend. No, I’m serious.

In just five days we’ll have T.O. and the Bills go up against the Titans in the Hall of Fame Game on NBC. Granted they’ll all be just going through the motions, but it’s football, people. Nothing says “The dog days of summer are over!” like Football and a good ol’ YouTube Tuesday, and thankfully our friends from across the pond have the perfect video for it.


July 24th, 2009

Any of you early members of RUWTbot’s Army might remember the last time Mark Buehrle threw a no-hitter—I know I do.

It was a just a couple months after our TechCrunch write-up, and RUWTbot completely missed it. Total and complete Fail.

It was probably one of my most depressing days at RUWT?, so to see Buehrle pitch another no-no yesterday, and watch all the alerts stream out, felt extra sweet.

Things are always a bit quiet during the Summer, but there are some big changes coming to the way alerts work—some awesome, some not so awesome. Stay tuned.

RUWTbot got sleepy

May 10th, 2009

Running a startup is a lot like having a kid. Well…maybe a pet. A real annoying pet. One that pees all over the rug as soon as you leave the house.

Headed out with some friends this afternoon to catch Josh Hamilton play some Triple-A ball on a perfect Austin day in the low-90s. (And he signed autographs for a solid half hour. It was pretty dope.)

Got home to find a disconcerting “What happened to all the scores?” shout from senorpepr. Ugh. Fail. RUWTbot fell asleep for a bit, but he’s up and cranking again.

Oh, and for the RUWT? Sports Toolbar users out there, keep your eyes peeled—there’s a new version dropping in the next couple days.