Been a while. The reason I've been so MIA from this blog is that absolutely nothing has happened in the world of sports over the past few years. Nothing... I'm Serious. Perhaps the whole Tiger Woods thing was of some note. I suppose his future tournament successes will dictate whether that whole shabang ever mattered (typing shabang feels weird).
Maybe a few other things. Gretzky retired, again. McGwire is back and still huge (wrongful accusers... all of you), and Canada remains unseated in the curlingverse (like the twitterverse, but for curling).
Well... there is one major development. I stumbled upon an awesome new website the other day called Seatcrew - http://seatcrew.com
This site claims to be "the no-fee, local, social marketplace where fans buy and sell tickets". A bit confusing, maybe. But after playing around with the site, the tagline made sense (Stupid SEO rules).
Basically, this is a site where you can list and buy tickets for free. I personally detest stubhub and find craigslist headache inducing. This site eliminates the service fees by connecting you directly to the sellers and eliminates shipping fees (i once paid 20 bucks to ship stubhub tickets two weeks before the evnet) by letting you search for tickets by location - its cool, i found Jets tickets right around my block, talked back and forth with the ACTUAL seller, and went and picked them up - $50 bucks saved over the stubhub alternative. Also, in relation to craigslist, the site is really easy to use. It is very easy to search for a ticket, put in an offer for a ticket, and confirm the transaction.
What's cool is they let you stay in touch with the seller by following him. In essence, you can get updates when the seller you like does something new. For example, i "followed" my seller. The next day he added a new ticket and the update popped into my feed.
You can also review and rate sellers a la ebay which is a nice way to weed out those sheisty craigslist miscreants.
Enough rambling - check them out at http:seatcrew.com
you can follow them @seatcrew
you can like them @ http://facebook.com/seatcrew
you can read their blog at http://seatcrew.tumblr.com
You can find me at the bar.
The world series got rained out. What if it rains again tomorrow, and the next day and every day until april 2nd. Could we conceivably have the world series after the first day of spring training. We'll see who's really the best when both staff's aces are pitching on 136 days rest.
The world series is a heavily contested match between a hockey team and a big east school, i think, im not really paying attention.
The NHL started the season in Europe. Technically that makes it the IHL, which i suppose wasn't instituted for trademark reasons and the fact that the whole "starting in europe" thing is pretty stupid.