Almost Missed Doctober
October 8, 2010 § 1 Comment
We live in a great digital age! As many new Dads can relate, it’s really hard nowadays to stay on top of watching your favourite sport — especially during great times of the year like October; NFL’s underway, excitement for the new NHL/NBA seasons, plus the start of postseason baseball.
Combined with chasing after the kids — new school pick-up routines, skating and swimming lessons, I am finding it very hard to keep track of when certain games start or who is playing when? Problem solved with a web site my friend sent to me: areyouwatchingthis.com or also known as RUWT?!
RUWT?! is a simple site that I joined during the summer. What it does is just what their tag line states; Get instant classic alerts when the games get good!
When visiting the site you are asked to create a profile then pick one of the three alert frequency packages. I signed up for the ‘starter kit’ to catch big moments from MLB/NHL games. With that I receive EPIC alerts which means I get emails when; Games only get to EPIC if they’re instant classics. We’re talking No-Hitters and 6OT epics. (Other RUWT?! options: alerts sent when a game gets ‘good’ or ‘hot’).
The service hasn’t let me down — case and point, this week’s performance by Doc Halladay. With Game 1 being a late afternoon match-up in Philly, too much was happening around the Johnson Household to remember that the MLB postseason was underway. But then an alert hits my iPhone, I see —
RUWT?! Alert MLB: Reds vs. Phillies (EPIC)
HOLD IT! Stop everything … isn’t Doc on the mound?! I quickly snuck away to the nearest TV, turned to Sportsnet and witnessed the final moments of sports history. Thank you RUWT?!
- Roy Halladay pitches no-hitter for Phillies in win over Reds (thestar.com)
- A Roy Halladay Blog Made of Dreams (bats.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Halladay, Philadelphia Start Red Doctober in Righteous Fashion (mlb.fanhouse.com)