Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Hockey-Reference sponsorships go live

One of the neat things about Baseball-Reference.com is the fact you can sponsor individual player and team pages, like this one of Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun. ("The Z-Man Rulz.")

As of this week, the hockey site, Hockey-Reference.com, has opened sponsorships, so you, too, can own a player/team/coach etc. by putting a funny quip next to their name.

J.P. at Japers' Rink has already ponied up for Alex Ovechkin, while I've sponsored two greats: Wayne Gretzky and Scotty Bowman. Right now, you can get just about anyone you please.

And I've already alerted The Pensblog crew to get on the Gary Roberts entry.

UPDATE A friend has suggested I sponsor this fellow, but I think I'll leave him be.
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24 Comments:

At 7:21 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger The Forechecker said...

That's a great business model; I've plunked down my fee to grab Alexander Radulov's page...

 
At 8:01 PM, May 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice stuff. i got Sergei Kostitsyn.

 
At 8:19 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger Chiba Chiba Y'all said...

I can just see Gretz on his own page now...

"Oh great, that's how they're going to remember me? The greatest coach? We've simply got to make the playoffs now."

 
At 8:21 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I'm open to suggestions on what his tagline should be. :)

 
At 8:34 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger poploser said...

my bank account didn't need to know about this.

 
At 8:42 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger Down Goes Brown said...

I'm going to get drunk and sponsor Nikolai Borschevsky some night, I just know it.

 
At 8:54 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger Down Goes Brown said...

I'm open to suggestions on what his tagline should be. :)

I'll kick in half the fee if you change it to "It was a high stick."

 
At 8:59 PM, May 06, 2008, Anonymous Seth Rorabaugh said...

For the love of God, please tell me Peter Ahola is available...

 
At 9:22 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

For $10, your name can be next to his Mighty Ahola-ness.

 
At 9:22 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I'll kick in half the fee if you change it to "It was a high stick."

You don't want to know what half the fee is ;)

 
At 10:17 PM, May 06, 2008, Anonymous Jen said...

Yesss. Money is paid for Morrow.

 
At 10:18 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger Down Goes Brown said...

You don't want to know what half the fee is ;)

You don't want to know what you'd have to say about Fraser to get 100%.

 
At 10:41 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Okay, I'll take you up on your offer to switch the tagline. Send me an email if you're serious.

Hockey-Reference should be sponsoring this post, I think.

 
At 10:49 PM, May 06, 2008, Anonymous PJ said...

I was just going to comment on how I didn't think you understood how the sponsorship was supposed to work. They're supposed to refer people to you, not the other way around!

 
At 11:35 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger Ryan said...

Paul Gaustad is mine. The Goose's Roost will pay its dues.

 
At 1:10 AM, May 07, 2008, Blogger Darren Barefoot said...

I got Brett Hedican, to promote my wife's figure skating blog (http://www.bootandblade.com). After all, he's married to Kristi Yamaguchi (sp?).

 
At 1:33 AM, May 07, 2008, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...

I got Igor Larionov. I can't really afford the $40, but if I have another glass of wine, I may end up sponsoring Slava Fetisov, too.

 
At 1:35 AM, May 07, 2008, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...

Never mind. They want $100 for Fetisov. It'll take about four more glasses of wine before I'd do that. He's worth the price, though. Maybe once I get a job.

 
At 6:24 AM, May 07, 2008, Blogger dfsdao said...

Plunked down $10 for Carlo Colaiacovo.

Maybe it will help him be injury free for a couple days.

 
At 8:30 AM, May 07, 2008, Blogger Christy Hammond said...

Pavel Datsyuk was $40, which is too much for a broke college student. Henrik Zetterberg was just $10, so I am sponsoring his page. And then I have to sponsor BTJ favorite Niklas Kronwall. I was upset to see Yzerman's page had already been sponsored. :(

 
At 9:43 AM, May 07, 2008, Anonymous baroque said...

At least it was a nice sponsorship for Yzerman.

I was debating Datsyuk or Lidstrom, and went with Lidstrom.

Now I just have to decide what to say! :)

 
At 11:26 AM, May 07, 2008, Blogger Chemmy said...

Down Goes Brown: I'm in for $10 towards "It was a high stick".

You know where to find me.

 
At 4:38 PM, May 07, 2008, Anonymous mark said...

I want to see more public service messages, like the ones I did for Olie Kolzig and Matt Cooke. This model can be used in so many ways.

 
At 6:56 PM, May 07, 2008, Blogger d-lee said...

I just put $10 in the can for Chad "Chuck Norris of hockey" LaRose.
Sweet!

 

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