Get in the Game

Get in the Game – More than just a slogan

After the World Cup hangover has disappeared and the football transfer craziness has started, we are back to talk about One Player Down.

It has been an exciting few weeks for the team, some very interesting opportunities arose but are not allowed to be talked about, but keep your fingers crossed for us.

We want to talk about our slogan, “Get in the Game“. Though it comes across as a very traditional slogan, it means a lot more to us here at One Player Down. In fact it is more like a philosophy to us.

As some of you may or may not know the idea behind One Player Down is more than a few years old and to get to this point we have had to sacrifice a lot of time tand put in a lot of effort. That has meant less time with loved ones, less time for sports, and less time traveling.

After discussions, pros/cons we eventually said that an idea is fun to have but we need to Get in the Game i.e. put our money where our mouth is, and get this out there. We read blogs, books like The Art of the Start 2.0, The Lean Startup,a few books by Seth Godinand talked to a lot of people in the Startup game to help us on our way.

Life is a game and the sooner you start to compete the quicker you can reach your goals.

With One Player Down, we are asking you to Get in the Game and join us, or if you are already “in” talk to your friends, invite them, post it all over the internet, that the Sports Socializing Network revolution is here.

Get in the Game

Get in the Game

Remember we are buliding this for you but you can help grow the Network too. Don’t let life pass you by, don’t be just another keyboard warrior “Get in the Game

 

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TREND magazine interview

TREND magazine interview

Here is an interview (in German) with Nick about the story behind the One Player Down idea.  The gist of the article is about how Nick moved to Vienna for one great reason, his future wife and then also as that he felt that Vienna was better able to weather the on coming financial storm.  Having moved here he faced the normal challenges of the language and finding friends but the biggest problem was finding people to play sports with, especially Austrians.  While at a bar with a friend he overheard the conversation at the other table where someone was complaining about having to cancel Tennis for the next day as his friend was not going to make it.  Nick decided to turn around and tell the guy keep the booking as he was going to play instead.  This is how the idea was born and these two are now friends and play Tennis when they can.  He also talks about the advantage of living in a smaller city giving the enviable gift of extra free time.

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The original article in Trend Magazine can be found HERE