Last July, Rick Reilly presented a new way to keep up with old friends, the One Ring. The One Ring is a community experience which allows you, using the world of sports, "to say 'I miss you.' And, 'I love you.' And, most important, 'Your team sucks.'"
Rick Reilly described the One Ring as this: "Let's say your friend in Houston is a sick Texans fan. Any time the Texans do something stupid -- like fumble or blow a 20-yard field goal or not draft Reggie Bush -- you simply call him, let the phone ring once and hang up. You One Ring him."
"Also, you can be the ringer of bad news. Say your friend Tork is at his desk, minding his own business, selling and buying widgets as usual. Suddenly his phone rings once. Then again. Then again. An icicle suddenly forms in Tork's heart. He knows something horrible has happened to his beloved Red Wings. He goes to the Internet to find -- hello! -- they've moved to Tucson!"
It's that simple. Your baseball team gets rained out, expect a One Ring. Your team gets blown out 42-17 by the Saints on national television, expect several One Rings. The one prohibitive rule to the One Ring is no celebrating injuries. Say Reggie Bush gets absolutely destroyed on a swing pass, wait to One Ring until you're sure he's not dead.
Now on to our little One Ring community. What we propose is to create a One Ring community on this blog. We would like have every person that would like to One Ring, post your name, who you cheer for, and your e-mail address in the comments section, we'll send out a roster after that. Every member of the community is eligible to call and be called. The more the merrier. Check the comments section for available phone numbers and One Ring away.