Posts tagged “espn

Fancred, America Online and the Belleville Bulls

Posted on September 4th, 2014

When I was fifteen I had a friend and teammate leave to go play for the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). To keep track of him I would dialup the portal to the internet, America Online, and scour OHL and team specific message boards for game information and stats. I would join late night OHL chat rooms to talk with what I believed/hoped to be female hockey fans. This was in 1994-1995. Twenty years later our online sports experiences have hardly changed. To follow teams I have to go to specific team or league pages. Or even worse go to ESPN.com, whose online strategy mirrors their broadcast ethos, cover Lebron and Manziel. Facebook an option? Sure, if you want a side…

The World is Ending. Pass Me a Guinness.

Posted on December 19th, 2012

Friday is the end of days according to the 5,125 year-old Mayan calendar. The world is going to crumble or we’re going to get sucked into a black hole in the center of the universe or Christina Aguilera is going to get dressed again in the dark and appear fully cleaved on The Voice. Whatever happens, we’ll have to avert our eyes because it’s going to sting and we’re hosed. It would be a shame for the world to end Friday. There’s a lot of life left to live. Plus, there’s chicken marinating in the fridge and The Lumineers are touring in the spring. But if the world is truly going to cease to exist, I’d like it to cease knowing that we added…