Google Play promotes Thuuz Sports for the 2013 football season

Google Play included Thuuz Sports in its top Football apps for the 2013 season.  For football fans we do three things different than any other general-purpose sports app out there.

  1. We’ll notify you of any amazing games going on in the NFL or NCAA FBS
  2. We integrate your Fantasy Football rosters – so we’ll also notify you to games where your players are going off
  3. We integrate the world’s best sports TV and online viewing guide.

And, we just released an Android version of the app optimized for tablets.

Have fun out there, Thuuzers!

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College Football is Back! But Soccer Still Rules. Games of the Weekend 8/30 – 9/1

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates — Friday, August 30, 7:05 pm ET on MLB Network — 88

The Cards enter tonight’s series opener holding a one game lead over the Pirates in the NL Central. St. Louis has won nine out of their last 12 games, and led by Carpenter, Craig and Beltran, their offense is working at full steam. The Bucs won the last series between these two squads, four games to one, and there’s no doubt that this series will have serious playoff implications.

#5 Georgia Bulldogs vs. #8 Clemson Tigers — Saturday, August 31, — 90

Both of these teams have BCS Championship aspirations. If Georgia loses this game, they’re a one-loss SEC team. Still a decent chance. If Clemson loses the game, they’re a one-loss ACC team. Say goodbye. In addition to being an obvious blockbuster of athletic squads, there’s a lot on the line. This is a must-watch game.

Monaco vs. Marseille — Sunday, September 1, 3 pm ET — 89

The two teams at the top of the Ligue 1 table face off. Here are some interesting stats: Marseille have only lost once in their last 10 Ligue 1 matches against Monaco. Marseille have only lost once in their last 15 league games. Marseille are unbeaten in their last nine home league games. Monaco are unbeaten in their last 12 competitive away games. Keep an eye out for André-Pierre Gignac, who has scored eight of Marseille’s last 15 goals.

Manchester United vs. Liverpool — Sunday, September 1, 8:30 am ET, NBC Sports — 91

Manchester’s powerful offense faces Liverpool’s stingy defense, which features the return of center-back Martin Skrtel from knee injury. If Liverpool wins, it’ll be their best league start in nearly ten years. Man U looks to keep chugging down their tough road to title defense.

Tottenham vs. Arsenal — Sunday, September 1, 11:00 am ET, NBC Sports — 91

Tottenham have 2 wins on 2 Soldado PKs, but their fans’ minds might be on the transfer block and not the pitch. Arsenal is still rebounding from their opening loss to Aston Villa, and the North London Derby should be especially competitive and high-scoring in part because of that.

The Return of European Soccer – Games of the Weekend, 8/16-8/18

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Nationals vs. Braves — 8/17, 7:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network — 83

Strasburg’s coming off a gem — a 10 K shutout performance vs. the Phillies was his first ever complete game. Minor’s been scraping out tough W’s, and there are only 4 NL pitchers with more wins than him. Sure, the Nats are currently 14.5 games back from the Braves. But they’d love to stick it to their divisional rivals as much as possible before the season ends.

Union vs. Red Bulls — 8/17, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports — 78

Either one of these teams could be in first place by the end of the week. New York are one point behind KC, and the Union are one point behind the Red Bulls. But which New York team will show up? The elite squad that’s taken down KC and RSL, or the one that’s been held scoreless vs. Toronto and Columbus? With Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill, and coach Mike Petke coming back, the Red Bulls hope it’s the former.

Seahawks vs. Broncos — 8/17, 10 p.m. ET, NFL Network — 75

These teams might end up playing each other in the Super Bowl. But that’s a long way  away, here’s what to watch for in this matchup. Who will bond with Manning at center for the Broncos? Will Thomas, Welker or Decker get the most looks? Can Doug Baldwin step up as the number one slot receiver in Percy Harvin’s absence? How hideously will these uniforms clash?

Feyenoord vs. Ajax — 8/18, 6:30 a.m. ET — 80

How can a Netherlands game featuring two teams who have combined for only 3 points in 4 games be featured as one of the games of the weekend? When its Ajax and Feyenoord. De Klassieker is one of the few sporting matches where visiting fans aren’t allowed in the game anymore since riots and deaths have resulted in years past. Their first meeting this year features two teams that have stumbled out the gates, but the smart money is on both of them regaining form and racing to the top of the table soon. Who’s going to get the head start this weekend?

Levante vs. Barcelona — 8/18, 2 p.m. ET — 75

Barcelona was dethroned by Bayern Munich as the best team in Europe last season in the Champion’s League semi-finals. To respond, the Catalans went out and purchased Neymar who recently made a statement to the world by winning the Golden Ball and leading Brazil to the championship of the Confederation Cup. The pairing of Neymar and Messi will be a spectacle to watch all season long at the front of Barcelona’s attack and Sunday’s action will be your first chance to catch it in a competitive game.

The Week In Absurdity, 8/12-16

The sports world is crazy. Full grown men and women put their bodies on the line to perform ridiculous feats. The limit of what’s possible is pushed further and further every day. However sometimes, the craziest stuff in sports doesn’t happen on the field. Introducing “the Week in Absurdity,” your place for the most exciting, wackiest news stories. Let’s take a like at what was crazy in the last week of sports.

Houston Texans Jumbotron
Thuuz Rating: 65

Everything’s bigger in Texas. The Houston Texans’ new monstrosity measures in at a whopping 52 feet high by 277 feet wide (14,549 total feet of display). Being at the game will be just like watching from your living room! Their ‘tron one-ups their cross-Texas rivals, as this new board is 25% larger than the Cowboys’ one.

The Houston Texans Now Have the Biggest Jumbotron in the NFL

David Stern Toilet Paper
Thuuz Rating: 74

Okay, David Stern isn’t the most popular NBA commissioner ever. But wow, fans in Seattle have taken their dislike to a whole ‘nother level. Introducing, David Stern toilet paper. Though we can’t comment on the quality of the product, the dollar signs in his eyes are a nice, subtle touch.

Maybe they’ll make Bud Selig loofahs next

Beard Scratching
Thuuz Rating: 83

Here’s a breakdown of the weirdness of beard related actions. 1) Scratching your own beard: normal. Go for it. 2) Admiring the beard of a friend: Acceptable. Beauty deserves to be appreciated. 3) Scratching your teammate’s beard for good luck: incredibly weird. Yet both Big Papi and Brandon Phillips felt it necessary to tenderly tickle the facial hair of others. But hey, the Reds have won five straight and the Sox are still in first in the AL East, it’s obviously working for them.

Iman Shumpert Forays into the Music Industry
Thuuz Rating: 87

At the beginning of this week, the world learned that Michelle Obama is releasing a hip hop record, as a part of her youth exercise initiative. It’s supposed to be the best First Lady mixtape since Nancy Reagan‘s seminal hit, “Just Say No, Yo.” We kid. Anyway, amidst tracks by Doug E. Fresh, Matisyahu and Travis Barker is the song “Pass the Rock,” by Iman Shumpert. Of the New York Knicks.

It gets weirder. On Monday night, rapper Kendrick Lamar’s verse on the song “Control (HOF),” lit up the hip hop community when he called out and subsequently verbally attacked a host of the current most popular rappers in the game. A bevy of rappers responded with verses of their own. On Tuesday night, our dear friend Iman took it upon himself to join that group of responses. Here’s the world’s first taste of Shumpert’s rapping skills, featuring the classic line “Get a stool and an apple juice for this kid / It’s about time people know that I existed.” Rock on, Iman.

Mark Sanchez
Thuuz Rating: 90

Finally…

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The most absurd news of the week. Obviously.

Old Faces, New Places – Games of the Weekend 8/2-4

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers — 8/3, 8 p.m. ET, on MLSsoccer.com — 80

Who’s ready for some Cascadia Cup rivalry? Awww yeah. Okay, if that rivalry doesn’t get you excited, here are some facts that might. Portland is tied for second in the West. After a bad loss to Philly, Vancouver is on the ropes, just barely holding onto their playoff spot.The Timbers are angling for a franchise record-tying fifth consecutive home win. Both teams have been struggling recently. For both rivalry and desperation reasons, expect these two squads to put up a good show.

Rangers vs. A’s Saturday — 8/3, 4:05 p.m. ET, on Fox — 79

The Rangers and A’s are the only teams in contention for the AL West. That’s just a fact. And whichever one loses out will be in a tough battle for a wild card spot. After this series, the two teams play each other in just one more series. You may be starting to get the picture — these are important games. This game arguably features the most exciting pitching matchup of this series. Garza, who’s posting a 1.88 ERA in 14 1/3 innings with Texas, faces Parker, who’s struggled with command but shown the ability pitch solidly at home.

Red Bulls vs. Kansas City — 8/3, 6:30 p.m. ET, on NBC Sports — 78

One of these teams is going to win the Eastern Conference. New York is coming off a big win over Real Salt Lake, but has traditionally struggled on the road, where they’ve been shut out in three consecutive games. Kansas City lost a tough match to Montreal, but has retained a 1 point lead on the conference. To win, New York will have to overcome the loss of Tim Cahill, who’s out with an injury for three to four weeks.

Diamondbacks vs. Red Sox — 8/3, 7:10 p.m. ET local channels — 83

It’s Peavy time! Around a rather uneventful trade deadline, the biggest deal might have been the 3 way trade to send Peavy to Boston. Here, he’ll get his first start with the other Sox, and we’ll get to see how the Fenway crowd treats him. Peavy had won two straight with his old team. He’ll be facing Corbin, who’s been downright awesome for the D-backs this season. In addition to boasting a 2.24 ERA, in games where he’s on the mound, Arizona is 18-3 (his record is 12-2). Expect a sweet pitching matchup.

Cardinals vs. Reds — 8/4, 1:10 p.m. ET, on local channels — 90 Lynn and Leake. These two NL Central pitchers have made a name for themselves as top-notch starters, while not even being the aces for their respective teams. Lynn is a workhorse, and Leake possesses the ability to completely dominate. These two teams are in a close divisional race, both chasing the Pirates. The Cards could use a win to catch up to first, while the Reds need a W to keep themselves in contention.