Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Owned by Rapid Spiral Development Inc.
|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|
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.
For 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.
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.
We updated all the NFL rosters this morn.
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.
Thought it would be interesting to list our top 10 pages on www.Talk-Sports.com from the last month. Just for fun.
Actually, Sidney Crosby's page 2 had 22k pageviews and would've finished 9th.
We updated the NFL rosters this morn.
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.
I thought it'd be fun to list the top Talk-Sports pages in the last month. In thousand's of pageviews.
Allegations that Brett Favre is creeping on Jenn Sterger. See video. The video is NSFW.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.