April 22, 2007

The 40 Acre Sports One Ring Community

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.

15 comments:

WAO said...

I'll go second:
Abram
Texas Longhorns, St. Louis Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers
I'm not entirely comfortable with my cell # being posted online for all the world to see, so email me at orlansky@gmail.com for my number. It's a minor screening process, but it'll make me feel better.

JMA said...

Jeff
Texas Longhorns, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets, Boston Red Sox, whoever the Cowboys are playing, jeffmasher@gmail.com

Scott said...

Scott
Texas Longhorns, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers (football and the jury is out if I will root for them next season in bball, but it is looking like a good chance), TN Titans,

sprice1684@gmail.com

greg said...

thanks for the call last night Jeff.

Greg
Texas Longhorns, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, University of Houston

gk0314@gmail.com

ben said...

i'm out. i hate that one ring crap. keep me posted on the mock draft, though, that sounds good.

BWS said...

I object to having to post one-ringable teams, as can be evidenced by Price's ambiguity about Tiger High. In addition, I reserve the right to one-ring Jeff Asher whenever a DC team loses.

JMA said...

Add the Nats and Capitals to my list, but certainly not the Wizards.

greg said...

Don't forget about DC United Jeff

JMA said...

Soccer isn't a sport...Sorry, Scott

Benjamin said...

My teams:
Texas Longhorns, LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Fire, Detroit Shock, Floys Landis.

601-953-7336, but I only want phone calls from you or your girlfriends.

Benjamin said...

I had to go to Wikipedia to look up a WNBA team name. It's a Man's Man's Man's Man's World.

Scott said...

my email is scottprice@alumni.utexas.net

Scott said...

my email is scottprice@alumni.utexas.net

G$ said...

The Pats, and nuthin' but the Pats...  I'll leave my number, cause you'll never use it, pusis.  917.386.5441

Any little skins fans show your 16 point underdog selves for a bucketful o' rings!

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