The person responsible for this

The other night I was with a friend at a bar, we were talking about accents, which lead to a discussion about words no longer in use. She said her aunts used to tell her, Go tell your uncle I want a Highball. Following that with the statement that if you went to a bar and ordered a highball, most bartenders wouldn’t know what you mean. I told her I knew because my mother used to sing a song and Highball was in the song. Because I was feeling a wee bit cheeky, I sent the following text.

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Notice the first response is baseball related. Yep, my addiction to baseball is mom’s fault.

A social app for sports fans

Twitter is an obsession of mine. I am on it constantly, every day, checking it almost every hour and tweeting about sports is something I love to do. I also read about sports, people tweeting basketball and soccer is not really my thing, but it’s sports, football, hockey, baseball and cupcake wars, dancing with the stars ….. wait what?

It’s like going to the bar to watch the hockey game and having a guy try to pick you up, while you just want to watch the game.

fancred-logo-red-on-white-1Then I was introduced to a social network designed for sports fans. It’s call Fancred (Logo used with permission). It’s pretty neat, right now you have to sign in with your Facebook account. The reason is they just want real people signing in. As much as I love Twitter, there are ‘fake’ or ‘parody’ accounts, these annoy me and the makers of Fancred didn’t want that happening. A case in point, recently a college basketball player suffered a horrible injury, almost immediately a bunch of fake accounts in his name started, also an account “Kevin Ware Leg”. This is what Fancred designers don’t want.

When you start you can pick your favorite teams, you can also add or change these at any time. Then you can sort the comments by teams if you want or just look at everything.

20130401-214851.jpgThis is my account, actually this is from a while ago, I have more followers now and more teams. At the time I took this screenshot, all that was available was football, baseball, college football and basketball, and maybe pro basketball. I’m not sure since I don’t follow basketball. Now they have hockey and soccer so you can add them as your teams. The app also has tags for all the teams. If you tag your post then it shows up in that teams ‘feed’.

You see that red circle? That is my FanCred number. You get this depending on how much you participate, by making posts, commenting on other’s posts, liking their post and getting likes and comments on your posts.

If you are a serious sports fan, or a new sports fan (like I’m new to hockey) and want to talk with other like minded sports fans, check it out. Right now it’s only available for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can click on either of the pictures in this post or you can go to your App store on your iPhone and search for “FanCred”.