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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
LeGarrette Blount with a ridiculous zig-zagging 51-yd run for a Patriots TOUCHDOWN!
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 10, 2013
There were shocked tweets:
legarette Blount. whaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttt
— Geno (@rsandoz7) August 10, 2013
There were lots of premature comparisons:
Was that Legarette Blount or Barry Sanders?
— Mark Chiarelli (@Mark_Chiarelli) August 10, 2013
Am I the only person that thinks LeGarrette Blount could be Corey Dillon all over again for the Pats?
— Matt Basta (@dirtylittle87) August 10, 2013
There were non-human comparisons:
LeGarrette Blount Is A Monster
— Zachary Martins (@Dream_Chasers77) August 10, 2013
There were those making fun of the Eagles:
LeGarrette Blount just ran around in a question mark to score a touchdown. And he’s a power back. Thats just shameful Eagle defense
— Matt Keener (@Keensteez) August 10, 2013
And there were some referencing this unfortunate incident.
Legarette “I’ll punch you in the face” Blount!!!
— K. Ross (@BlackElmerFudd) August 10, 2013