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WastedOptimism Sells Out (in a good way)

Some internal news concerning the world’s 24th best resource for Oklahoma State Athletics coverage.  We have been invited to become a member of the sbnation.com network of sports blogs as the official sbnation Oklahoma State blog.  And we accepted based on two conditions:

  1. Lots of money
  2. No drug tests

So beginning in early August, we will be blogging (ugh… present tense blog verb) as a part of a legitimate outlet.  Yes, this is the first time “WO” and “legitimate” have been teamed up so I expect great things.

For those that are unaware of sbnation, it is basically a sports reporting site, where all the information is delivered from a fan perspective as every word is generated from personal blogs (like this one) that are designated as the official sbnation blog for a specific team.  Here is a list of every blog on there (i believe they are up to 248) that generates the content for the site.  If you scroll down to the Big XII, you will notice two holes (2-holes joke) where O-State and Baylor should be.  Well the Oklahoma State spot will no longer be vacant as we will slip in to fill the void… and you can bet that our first post will be about how embarrassing it is for the Big XII that Baylor doesn’t have an sbnation blog.

We will be changing the url, so stay tuned for that, but everything else will pretty much stay the same, just a different layout and a bigger audience.  Same writers, same seductive tone, same under-researched articles, same everything… we will, however, let the expansion go to our heads a little and start writing in a very “we are above this” manner, so prepare for that.

Thanks to everyone that has been reading us here (and will continue to read us right?), you are a big part of the reason we were able to make this move.  We will continue posting here until the new site goes live (early August-ish) so keep checking in with us, and definitely peruse sbnation in the meantime to get acquainted with what we will be stepping into.  We will let you know once the change over date is confirmed, and any other pertinent info.

As always, Cowboys Ride For Free, and I love each and every one of you (only in a sexual way though.. nothing serious).

10 comments on “WastedOptimism Sells Out (in a good way)

  1. jasper
    July 23, 2010

    Congrats fellas. (i assume u are all dudes) I check out that site quite a bit already – good resource for big 12 info.

  2. Cozmo23
    July 23, 2010

    Looks like you guys are moving up in the world. Maybe Cincy will win that Pulizter he has been dreaming of. Dont spend all your money on needles and guns!

  3. Samuel Bryant
    July 23, 2010

    We actually are getting paid in needles, guns, and needle-guns.

  4. trippin629
    July 23, 2010

    Tight as cheese. Congrats WO!!

  5. PokealypseNow
    July 23, 2010

    Hell yeah guys, congrats. It’s about time someone got the Pokes represented on SB.

    But Samuel, what about gun-needles? Sounds like you guys got ripped off.

  6. CincyJoe
    July 23, 2010

    Any proceeds are going straight to a free tailgate with unlimited Grillaronis, Keg Beer and a special appearance by that girl in the OSU Bikini. That,you can be sure of.

  7. Mike
    July 23, 2010

    Pretty soon you guys will be listening to Nickleback, wearing Ed Hardy, and having conversations about your favorite scenes from The Fast and Furious. It’s all downhill from here. GoDaddy.com called. It said you’re a whore.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to meet my fellow indie elitists at the local Coffee Bean to discuss bands you’ve never heard of in an effort to feel better than you and better about myself.

    • Samuel Bryant
      July 23, 2010

      I was feeling better about myself before it got all mainstream.

  8. rickytornado
    July 23, 2010

    Fear not:
    You can look forward to tighter, more polished, edited, sanitized, corporatized content. Just like Gundy’s playcalling. And lemon parties.

  9. Cozmo23
    July 24, 2010

    So will you also be representing ISU at Sbnation since they joined the Big…whatever. Ive been dying for some good articles about what A. Arnoud does in his spare time in beautiful Ames, Iowa.

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