Monday, March 19, 2007

AdSense Kicks DudeSpin While It's Down!

I understand that AdSense serves this blog with ads that go with the content we write, and that the more we write about a particular topic, the more likely we'll see an ad connected with it at the top of the page. That being said, it was a strange mixture of surprise and outrage that I felt when I checked DudeSpin for updates this afternoon and found an ad announcing "Free VCU Jerseys."

First of all, I find it extremely hard to believe that a VCU jersey can be purchased anywhere outside (maybe) the VCU bookstore. Second, while none of the DudeSpin contributors were that depressed about the loss (save for maybe Head Dude because he was out of the country when it happened), I don't think any of us want to celebrate it, nor allow anyone visiting the blog to dress in the colors of the enemy.

Anyway, I'm officially registering my outrage...

7 comments:

Head Dude said...

While that may have been outrageous, how in the world is a Clarion Hotel - Austin ad up top right now? Has anyone mentioned either Austin or the Clarion? I know Weitao mentioned Durant once, but I think that's it. While I guess I'm not knowledgeable about such things, I still have a difficult time believing that someone will stumble upon our website, and say "you know, i've been meaning to get down to austin and haven't booked a hotel yet, so why not go with the Clarion?"

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The Dude said...

Well, in all fairness, VCU beating the spread against Pitt did help me almost break even on sports gambling this week. Btw, sports gambling is probably the best value gamble in a vegas casino, unless you are a real good poker player. It's hard to win or lose very much, each bet lasts at least 2 hours, and your gambling jones is pumping every second of it, and your're getting (nearly) free cocktails all the time. I highly recommend sports gaming as an alternative to blackjack for the next DudeSpin Vegas excursion.

The Franchise said...

While I have used sports gambling to spread out my Vegas days and stop the bleeding from other forms of gaming, I disagree that you can't lose much money, because you can put any amount of money you want on one game. So if you have, say, $300 set aside for blackjack or poker for one day, you could easily lose that in two hours if you put it all on one game. Not that I advise that, of course...

I'm not trying to put down sports gambling by any means. I wish it was legal in New Jersey so you had that option at the A.C. casinos. I just think it is like any other form of gambling (except for slots, which are for women!) in the sense that the stakes you play for can make it a cheap or expensive proposition.

ThadisRad said...

Of course, I would like to throw a shout out to keno.

Head Dude said...

I agree with Franchise, and I think he'd agree with me that if you had 100 bucks to gamble, you'd park yourself at a blackjack table and try to turn it into 500 or 1000, versus sitting and watching a game. Something about trying to earn it. Though the Dude is right, the odds are better in sports gambling.
And thanks to Grizzly for inviting porn ads to our humble site.

The Franchise said...

Getting back to my original post, the embarrassment is now complete as someone actually found DudeSpin by searching for VCU jerseys today...