Happy weekend all. Here’s hoping you and your families are staying safe. As a weekend programming reminder, we’re watching Game 2 of the 2010 NLCS tonight at 6 p.m. PT. We’ll have a gamethread up at 5:30.
But for now, I want to talk about rally caps, which I’m guessing most San Francisco Giants fans have some experience with.
I’ve seen a million iterations at Pac Bell/SBC/AT&T/Oracle Park: Giants hats fully inside-out; Giants hats fully inside-out and backwards; Giants hats full inside out and backwards and upside-down; Giants hats partially inside-out; Giants hats folded and aimed upright; giraffe hats inside out; panda hats inside out; giraffe hats with the ears pulled up over over the top; and many, many more.
In many ways, rally caps are the epitome of sports fandom: They’re fanatical, they’re stupid, they’re fun, and they give fans the opportunity to feel like they’re impacting a result that they have absolutely no impact on. They’re great.
So where am I going with this?
Our partner Draft Kings is raising money for United Way, an organization providing coronavirus relief efforts. Through April 7, Draft Kings is donating $1, up to $1 million, for every person who posts a selfie in a rally cap with the #DKRally hashtag.
So if you’ve been waiting for the right cause to post that awesome but mildly embarrassing picture from a playoff run many years ago, now is your chance.
How you can join the DK Rally
- Take a picture or video in your rally cap (be creative!)
- Post to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or all three if you want!)
- Use the hashtag #DKRally
- Tag at least 3 friends and invite them to do the same.
- Include this link: draftkings.com/dkrally