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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:06:47 GMT
Top 10 Players on Talk-Sports
I used my analytics data to put together the top 10 most popular players on Talk-Sports in each of the 5 majors sports in North America. Your fav guy in this list?
League NFL NASCAR NHL MLB NBA
1 Tim Tebow Tony Stewart Sidney Crosby Derek Jeter Derrick Rose
2 JJ Watt Dale Earnhardt Jr Jonathan Toews Matt Kemp Kevin Durant
3 Aaron Rodgers Ricky Stenhouse Jr Joffrey Lupul Tim Lincecum Zach Randolph
4 Clay Matthews Denny Hamlin Patrick Kane Justin Verlander Paul George
5 Colin Kaepernick Michael Waltrip Brooks Laich Brian Wilson Dirk Nowitzki
6 Jimmy Graham Brad Keselowski Brad Richards George Kontos Chandler Parsons
7 Cam Newton Jimmie Johnson Paul Martin Eric Hosmer OJ Mayo
8 Rob Gronkowski Kasey Kahne Tyler Seguin Hunter Pence Chris Andersen
9 Earl Thomas Clint Bowyer Scott Hartnell Alex Rodriguez Dwight Howard
10 Luke Kuechly Austin Dillon Corey Crawford Matt Adams Tristan Thompson
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:57:20 GMT
NFL All-Stars

Today we selected the Talk-Sports NFL all-star team starters and replacements. The players were selected by the number of pageviews each player generates on Talk-Sports and not their actual performance on the field.

Starters

Replacements

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:05:25 GMT
Madden NFL 13 Social

madden13socialFor years, I've killed my time playing online Facebook games. I've done all the biggies; Farmville, Sims Social, Sims City Social, War Commander, etc. But eventually with all of these games, you hit a static point where there's little progress in the game and it gets boring. This is true of all social games on Facebook that I've played. Add this to the fact that I'm not really interested in building farms, apartments or cities and you have a recipe for getting bored in less than a month. Then came War Commander. I really liked this one, because at least it's something masculine. Unfortunately, I hit a point where I'd attack a resource and get attacked back within a few days. Then I'd attack back and they'd attack back. Then I'd attack back and they'd attack back. Got bored! Stopped playing.

Introducing Madden NFL 13 Social. I love sports. I don't think this game is much different. You still build something, in this case, a football team. When I first started playing it crashed all the time and I was gonna quit, except that I had finally found a sports social game on Facebook. I was playing football games against other users and winning some and losing some. That was fun!

I've hit a wall in building my team. I rarely find a replacement player that's better than the one I'm currently using. In fact, the last time I upgraded a position, I found the new full back wasn't as good as my previous and eventually switched to my old full back. In a later post, I'll give you a run down of my team.

In the meanwhile, I'm still playing football games against other real people on Facebook. I win most, but lose some. I generally have a straight forward run 95% of the time strategy that seems to be working for me. I've won my last 16 games.

The game is broken into four components.

  1. madden13social2Game Play
    This is where you either challenge a friend, are challenged by a friend or enter into a random game with someone who is most likely not your friend. When your team has the ball, then you can run one drive, before you have to hand over the ball to the other player. When the other player is on offense, you sit back and wait for him to complete his drive. There's enough time for about a dozen scoring drives in one game, but games will last much longer when teams punt or turn the ball over. You can chat during play, but only if the other user is your Facebook friend. A player has four days to complete a drive before he forfeits, but most players play their drives within a half day. Sometimes, if both players are online at the same time, games can be completed very quickly.
  2. Team Management
    Here you can select which players are in your starting lineup. You can purchase new players by exchanging your winnings for player packs or in the auction. I find more value in the auction, then the player packs, so I haven't purchased any player packs since my first few days building my team. There's also the option to purchase player packs with "REAL" money. I haven't explored that option, but you could build your team much quicker, if you have a few Facebook bucks to spare.
  3. madden13social5Auctions
    The auction house allows you to buy and sell players. You can search thru the auctioned players and bid along side other player or simply buy a player straight up. I tend to buy straight up because the auction process can be time consuming.
  4. Predictions
    The last element of the game is predicting this coming weeks NFL games. You earn extra experience and cash based on how many games you predict, how many friends you have that also played and how many friends you beat by predicting more games correctly. The game are straight up and there's not spread used in selecting the winner.

I've used EA Sports Answer HQ to help my play. The forum itself is not user friendly at all. I had a very difficult time creating a username and now I have login issues. The forums are very difficult to read and posting isn't eay either.

This is by far the best game I've played on Facebook, but that's because I'm a sports nut. I've tried other sports games and didn't like them anywhere near as much as I luv Madden 13 Social.

Links

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:19:28 GMT
Updated NFL Rosters

We updated all the NFL rosters this morn.
http://www.talk-sports.net/nfl/

Sat, 05 May 2012 23:50:50 GMT
NFLWeather.com

Interesting website called NFLweather.com, which spammed me BTW. But I thought it interesting enough to blog about it. It's a website with the local weather of all NFL games.

http://www.nflweather.com/

Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:59:03 GMT
Top Ten Talk-Sports Pages

Thought it would be interesting to list our top 10 pages on www.Talk-Sports.com from the last month. Just for fun.

  1. http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/girlfriend.aspx/Sidney_Crosby (96k pageviews)
  2. http://www.talk-sports.net/nascar/girlfriend.aspx/Dale_Earnhardt_Jr (68k)
  3. http://www.talk-sports.net/mlb/girlfriend.aspx/Brian_Wilson (56k)
  4. http://www.talk-sports.net/nfl/girlfriend.aspx/Aaron_Rodgers (41k)
  5. http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/girlfriend.aspx/Jonathan_Toews (40k)
  6. http://www.talk-sports.net/nba/girlfriend.aspx/Derrick_Rose (38k)
  7. http://www.talk-sports.net/nascar/girlfriend.aspx/Tony_Stewart (37k)
  8. http://www.talk-sports.net/mlb/girlfriend.aspx/Derek_Jeter (29k)
  9. http://www.talk-sports.net/nfl/girlfriend.aspx/Clay_Matthews (22k)
  10. http://www.talk-sports.net/mlb/girlfriend.aspx/Tim_Lincecum (20k)

Actually, Sidney Crosby's page 2 had 22k pageviews and would've finished 9th.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 10:48:27 GMT
Updated NFL Rosters

We updated the NFL rosters this morn.
http://www.talk-sports.net/nfl/

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:42:03 GMT
Nic Harris on Talk-Sports

Nic Harris of the NFL Carolina Panthers sent us a video acknowledging his Talk-Sports fans, which we used to replace his girlfriend forum.

http://www.talk-sports.net/nfl/girlfriend.aspx/Nic_Harris

This is part of a program where we replace the girlfriend forums for players who are concerned about the content on their girlfriend forums. Please see the link for more details.

http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20090819102541

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:35:28 GMT
Top Sports

Top sports on Talk-Sports.com in pageviews.

  1. NHL (23 million pageviews)
  2. NFL (8M)
  3. MLB (7M)
  4. NBA (6M)
  5. NASCAR (3M)
  6. International Soccer (1.1M)
  7. AHL (0.9M)
  8. Enlish Premier League (0.5M)
  9. OHL (0.5M)
  10. CFL (0.5M)
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:55:18 GMT
Top Talk-Sports pages

I thought it'd be fun to list the top Talk-Sports pages in the last month. In thousand's of pageviews.

  1. Sidney Crosby's Girlfriend (211k views)
  2. Dale Earnhardt's Girlfriend (116)
  3. Jonathan Toews's Girlfriend (111)
  4. Mike Fisher's Girlfriend (73)
  5. Tony Stewart's Girlfriend (43)
  6. Sidney Crosby (42)
  7. Mike Richards's Girlfriend (32)
  8. Derek Jeter's Girlfriend (29)
  9. Joaquin Benoit's Girlfriend (28)
  10. Joe Mauer's Girlfriend (26)
  11. Tim Lincecum's Girlfriend (24)
  12. Aaron Rodger's Girlfriend (24)
  13. Patrick Kane's Girlfriend (24)
  14. Jonathan Toews (22)
  15. Sidney Crosby's Pics (21)
  16. Alex Ovechkin's Girlfriend (21)
  17. Brian Wilson's Girlfriend (20)
  18. Darren Sharper's Girlfriend (18)
  19. Jonathan Toews Pics (18)
  20. Daniel Gibson's Girlfriend (16)
  21. Brent Seabrook's Girlfriend (15)
  22. Maxime Talbot's Girlfriend (15)
  23. Evgeni Malkin's Girlfriend (15)
  24. Dale Earnhardt Jr Sucks Forum (14)
  25. Ben Roethisberger's Girlfriend (13)
  26. Maxime Lapierre's Girlfriend (13)
  27. Jay Cultler's Girlfriend (13)
  28. Jeff Carter's Girlfriend (13)
  29. Alexander Semin's Girlfriend (12)
  30. Derrick Rose's Girlfriend (11)
  31. Barry Zito's Girlfriend (10)
  32. Niklas Hjalmarsson's Girlfriend (10)
  33. Dirk Nowitzki's Girlfriend (9)
  34. Carlos Bocanegra's Girlfriend (9)
  35. Dale Earnhardt (9)
  36. Patrick Sharp's Girlfriend (8)
  37. Adam Burish's Girlfriend (8)
  38. Nicklas Backstrom's Girlfriend (8)
  39. Alex Rodriguez's Girlfriend (8)
  40. Kasey Kahne's Girlfriend (7)
  41. George St Pierre's Girlfriend (7)
  42. Jordan Staal's Girlfriend (7)
  43. Danny Briere's Girlfriend (7)
  44. David Wright's Girlfriend (7)
  45. Terrell Owen's Girlfriend (7)
  46. Mike Fisher (7)
  47. Shane O'Brien's Girlfriend (7)
  48. Dale Earnhardt Jr Pics (6)
  49. Pau Gasol's Girlfriend (6)
  50. Brett Favre's Girlfriend (6)
Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:28:02 GMT
Brett Favre Nude Pics?
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Allegations that Brett Favre is creeping on Jenn Sterger. See video. The video is NSFW.

http://deadspin.com/5658206/

I'd like to add that this isn't the first time Jenn Sterger was mentioned on Talk-Sports or became a hot term on Google. She appears to be looking for the attention.

http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20060108132726

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 23:48:50 GMT
Visanthe Shiancoe Suing?

Eddie Rhodman of Destined for Success Management, representing Visanthe Shiancoe of the Minnesota Vikings, has told us that they will sue if we don't remove the name and reference to Visanthe Shiancoe from the Talk-Sports website.

http://www.talk-sports.net/nfl/history.aspx/Visanthe_Shiancoe

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:48:49 GMT
George Wilson Threatens Legal Action
Somebody claiming to represent George Wilson (NFL) has sent us a cease and desist draft threatening that George Wilson will take legal action if comments were not deleted in 48 hours.
Sun, 02 May 2010 00:24:23 GMT
Terrence Wheatley's Privacy Rights

This week, I received an email from Terrence Wheatley's general counsel informing us that they believe that Talk-Sports' Terrence Wheatley's Girlfriend Forum violates his privacy rights, that it is actionable in court and they reserve the right to take such legal action. Terrence plays for the New England Patriots.

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 14:33:34 GMT
Pete Hunter Shutdown

Pete Hunter became the 2nd athlete to take us up on our latest program to shut down his girlfriend blog.  Check out the message he left for his Talk-Sports fans. Pete is a retired NFL player.

http://www.talk-sports.net/nfl/girlfriend.aspx/Pete_Hunter

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:35:11 GMT
BEST, NFL Players and LaRon Landry

I have received emails and letters sent from BEST, an agency representing athletes and NFL Players. They are threatening legal action against Talk-Sports.com for comments on our website and they discuss measures they will take to shutdown Talk-Sports.com. In addition, they have acted upon one of the measures. The emails were sent on behalf of LaRon Landry, an NFL player.

The emails have included a letter from the NFL Players (the players union) to Rapid Spiral Development Inc., the owner of Talk-Sports.com. The letter was supposedly faxed and mailed first class to Rapid Spiral. Rapid Spiral has never had a fax, we do not recall ever receiving the letter, nor do we have such a letter on file. The letter from NFL Players may be fraudulent. We have emailed Tim Christine (Directory of Security) and Tom DePaso (Regional Director) of the NFL Players Association to verify the authenticity of the letter. Neither has responded.

We can only assume from their actions and inactions that BEST and NFL Players are attempting to have Talk-Sports.com shutdown. We have no choice at this time, but to suspend our free bronze membership program for all NFL players. We will send this blog entry as an email to all the affected players.

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