Farewell to RG Blogging
I’ve put numerous blogs out here for the past few years and I’ve really enjoyed doing it. I know many others have as well. So I’d like to take some time to reflect on the quality and quantity of blogs I’ve read here through the years. There have been some of all kinds including humorous, life altering (winning the “BIG” one), over my head with stats, personal experience taking on DFS lineup building, and the list goes on. I know some used this as a platform to move on to bigger and better things and some just got short on time, so I’d like to take my time to give a shoutout to some of my favorite bloggers over the years. There are more that I liked so sorry if I missed you but these were the ones who wrote the most and had the most impact on me. I’ll admit I had to do some “searching” to remember who wrote some of these.
I believe his were some of the first blogs I read. If you don’t remember most of his were “The Quest for (Insert Dollar Amount)”. What I liked most about his blogs were the great details he put into explaining his lineup process. I also liked following along as it was relatable to a more low stakes player like myself.
His fell into the more humorous and opinionated category but I must say they were very entertaining! There was also good content in there about making some decisions on the “right” guys to play.
I liked this one because I personally like to handbuild most lineups. He tried to taking on the BAT and largely proved its effectiveness. There were days he would win but they seemed few and far between. Honestly could be a small amount of why the Bat is so popular now.
Another one of the OGs since I joined in 2017. He would just go through his plays and his reasonings behind them. His articles were nice and concise and straight to the point. He did them for many different sports as well.
I had trouble remembering the name but absolutely remembered these blogs. These were some of my favorites! He had the whole “Fading the Chalk” series. He would compare his lineups to some of the “well known” pros out there. It was interesting to see how close he could get to their lineups so often. I do believe this was a bit more cash focused but nonetheless was greatly beneficial.
With me being somewhat of a novice in basketball lineups his writeups really helped me key in on things. He was straight to the point and had conviction, which I appreciated.
For MLB he was honestly the GOAT. The amount of detail he put into his model was extraordinary. The fact that he would share so much for free was a godsend. His picks didn’t always workout but I do believe his top stacks had over a 50% success rate which is pretty damn good in baseball. Thank you for all that you did for us.
He brought us the HR derby (pick a player that dongs each night) and the TD hunt (pick a player from each position under a certain salary). These were always fun to participate in and great to see how many RG’s got so many calls right.
He brought us “The Gut Check”. These were always enjoyable reads. He would go over his plays for the day and results from the previous night. I liked his style and the information he brought to the table.
He brought great PGA & NASCAR content. I have to praise him for the detail he went into. I always appreciate how he got some DK satty’s in our PGA forum contest. I so happened to win a $150 ticket from it! With that ticket I min cashed for $250 (still one of my bigger hits). But this is brings me Matt Kuchar PTSD because he missed the cut and I could have had 4 figures with a nice 6/6.
His is some of the best MMA content I have read. He has since moved on and I hope is doing well. I knew nearly nothing about UFC and his writeups were great. He broke down every way a fight could go. I would say he was more right than wrong most times. I learned a ton from him and consider myself a decent MMA player now.
Another one who has moved on to bigger and better things. He broke down game theory and lead you in many good directions, specifically in NBA (which I still need help in). I think this man just knows the game very well.
I know I mentioned it up top but I apologize if I left anybody off. Don’t come at me with a pitchfork though. Is there anybody I missed you really liked? Give them a shoutout here as well. As always thanks RG for the platform you provided. Sorry to see it go.