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Weekend BP: Rally cap szn

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Have fun on social media and raise money for coronavirus relief.

A San Francisco Giants fan wears his rally cap during the final outs against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning for Game 2 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (Nhat V. Meyer/Staff) Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images

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