Archive | August 2013

Spogo is here.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS….

After months of blood, sweat and tears, we’re proud to announce the second coming of Spogo. It’s HERE!

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The app is now live – so download it by clicking that massive button above (or update your old version), create an account and start making some pre-game wagers! Within the first week, you’ll be able to play Spogo for the NFL, NCAA Football and MLB! Our first live game will be the Patriots vs. Giants preseason game on Thursday night. If you look like this at your desk right now, we don’t blame you. We’re excited too…

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When you launch the app, you’ll notice it looks a bit different. Check out our website, Facebook and Twitter and you’ll see some changes there too. Spogo has a brand spankin’ new logo. We also have new colors and a fresh look. 

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We’re thrilled to bring you this new version of Spogo. Poke around and you’ll find some exciting new features — including an activity feed to track and share your wagers, unlocked rewards and more.

Rewards are also now available at over 60 locations across Boston, Providence and NYC. You’ll be stuffing your face with free finger food before you can say “Ron Swanson”.

Spogo is officially BACK, so DON’T JUST WATCH. WIN!

Spogo is coming.

Over the past several months (it seems like years), Team Spogo has been in hiding.  We’ve been spending countless hours in the lab–watching endless game tape reels, taste-testing thousands of nacho varieties and wagering billions of Spogo points–all to bring you the best Spogo experience possible.

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In doing so, we’ve started to ponder a very important question.  What is Spogo?  What does it all mean?  What do we stand for as entrepreneurs, as sports fans and…as humans?  In reevaluating who we are and where our place is in this infinite universe, we’re so proud today to unveil what we view as the most important step forward that Spogo has made since its inception.

Last season, when you saw the word “Spogo”, it was most often accompanied by our slogan:

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A stern reminder that you shouldn’t just be watching the goddamn game.  You should be winning something while you’re watching the goddamn game.  Do as Spogo says you must do.

Well, over the last several months, we’ve changed.  For the better.  Thanks to all our long hours in the lab and millions of dollars of intensive research (thanks, investors!), the brilliant minds at Spogo HQ are proud to introduce to you our brand spankin’ new slogan:

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The exclamation point does it all.  It says it all.  It is it all.  Spogo!

Sure, maybe all this nacho cheese has melted our brains–but, all joking aside, we are excited to unveil our brand new look and feel–colors, logos, website…and app.  Follow the blog and our Facebook and Twitter next week for some big announcements.  Everything is changing and, over the next couple weeks, that includes YOUR LIFE.

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The Curse of Ben Affleck and How Twitter Reacted to Legarrette Blount

Hey Spogoers,

As is readily apparent from anyone who reads this blog or follows us on Twitter, we are a Boston startup–so, of course, our sports fandom leans that way. Today, we thought we would share two pretty unique things that we’re talking about in the office.

First, the curse of Ben Affleck. As reported by ESPN last season, ever since Good Will Hunting came out in 1998, the Red Sox have lost every time they’ve played on Affleck’s birthday. That’s 13 straight losses on August 15th! Jake Peavy takes the mound for the Sox tomorrow, can he finally break the Affleck curse?

Second, Legarette Blount’s amazing touchdown run during Friday night’s preseason game. You can see it here on NFL.com or here on YouTube. Yes, we know it’s just preseason, and the Eagles defense isn’t exactly stout, but it was still a pretty incredible run. After the run, Twitter was more or less divided into categories.

 

There were shocked tweets:

 

There were lots of premature comparisons:

 

There were non-human comparisons:

 

There were those making fun of the Eagles:

 

And there were some referencing this unfortunate incident

 

Let us know what sports stories your office is talking about! Comment, Tweet at us, or post on our Facebook wall.

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