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Written by Tom Walsh on June 1st, 2011 with

It's hard to believe that a year has gone by since we launched our site on June 1, 2010.  It has been a great first year at The Ultimate Sports List, and there is more to come. 

What have we done so far?

  1. We released the first ever list of the world's greatest sporting events that was determined completely by fan voting.  From Futball to Football to Horse Racing to Surfing, and from countries all around the world, we found the events and you voted.  And our Voting Booth takes away the opportunity for fans to "stuff the ballot box," so The Ultimate Sports List is completely unbiased.
  2. We gave fans the opportunity to create and share their own personal sports bucket lists.  Use the events from The Ultimate Sports List, add your own events, make it all about your favorite sport; it's all up to you.
  3. We shared the bucket lists of many of our celebrity friends over the course of the year.
  4. We gave our fans the opportunity to check off the events they have personally attended in our Passport page, receiving points and a ranking in the process.  Our top fan is called The Ultimate Sports Fan and is featured, along with the rest of the Top Ten fans, on our homepage.
  5. We took the passport idea a step further and looked at which American cities have hosted these iconic events.  When the dust had settled, we determined that Los Angeles is The Ultimate Sport City, and released and ranked the Top Thirty US cities just for good measure.
  6. Our Fan Dashboard lets you track your activity on the site. Whether you want to see how you rank versus The Ultimate Sports Fan, or how many discussions you have started or pictures you have shared, it's all right there. And with the activity points you accumulate you can win prizes in our drawings.  Our first contest is going on right now with the chance to win $250 from this month.


Where do we go from here?

  1. First and foremost, we will release The Ultimate Sports List each year.  More fans bring more ideas and we will continually add events to the voting.  As a matter of fact, we are in the process of voting right now and will re-release the list this month.  Have you voted yet?  Give it a try.
  2. Our goal is to make The Ultimate Sports List the go-to place for fans who like to travel to great sporting events and venues.  Want to get information on an event?   Want to read the comments and see the pictures from those who have already been? Want to buy you tickets and book your travel? is the place for you.
  3. We'll continue to integrate our site with Facebook, Twitter, and the other major social networks.

And finally, how can you help us continue to grow as we begin our second year?  Easy.  Tell your friends about us.  And we have made it very easy to do.  At the top of each page on the site are icons that allow you to share that page with you friends.  Whether Facebook or Twitter or email, you can let your friends know about our site.

So in lieu of birthday cards or gifts, we ask you instead to pick a page on the site, whether your favorite event or your hometown or your own personal bucket list, and share it with your friends.  That is the best gift you could give us.

Thanks to each of you for all of your support last year, and we look forward to the continued journey.




Tom Walsh TJDubs Founder

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