Attending Saints @ Seahawks, where Marshawn Lynch caused an earthquake
Sidelines was founded by Arka Ray and Marios Assiotis -- two friends who, over the years, have spent a ridiculous amount of time following, watching and discussing sports.
Marios and Arka
At their old place in Vancouver, definitely not discussing the Canucks
The team felt that while fans loved discussing sports, there wasn't a good destination for them to do so online. Twitter, while great for sending out a quick opinion or a link, is not suited for deeper discussions, especially among groups of fans. On the other hand, most team forums and message boards are hard to use, and plagued by trash talk that drags down the level of conversation: There wasn't a way to separate passionate, knowledgeable fans from trolls and trash-talkers.
To address these issues, the team built Sidelines: a platform for sports fans to have fun, engaging discussions while building their reputation as experts on their favorite sports.
Sidelines gives fans the most entertaining and efficient way of engaging in sports-related discussions, without the usual clutter and noise on Twitter, message boards and blog comment sections. Moreover, the Sidelines Reputation System provides a true measure of a fan’s knowledge and expertise around sports, while preserving the quality of discussions on Sidelines.