Welcome to ATS Wins! This is a site about sports handicapping FOR sports handicappers. There are a number of good sports betting portals on the web. But no great ones.
Too many sites fill pages full of ads that make page rendering slow. Others lay out information in a clunky format. Or the info isn't directly relevant to handicappers. ATS Wins will show you the info you need to know - and well curated links to info elsewhere - in an easily digestible format and render that info with lightning quick speed.
Why you ask? Because as the owner - call me The Editor - and chief bottle washer I'm "dogfooding" the site. I handicap myself. I'm frustrated with the sports betting portals out there because I use them myself. I want something better. So first and foremost ATSW is a tool I'm building for *moi*.
That means you might find the place a little idiosyncratic at first. If I wouldn't use a feature myself its unlikely I'll want to build it for someone else. Plus I'm pretty awful at HTML.
But that doesn't mean I'm not open to suggestions. Chances are I want something similar anyway, and just don't have the time yet or the expertise to deliver it. This is a long term project. I'll get there eventually. In the meantime you can throw a question to me on the ATSW blog. Well, the blog I'll build as soon as I can figure out how to run a Wordpress install on the same domain as a Django site. Which is what I'm using to develop here. If you're a Django geek yourself, can you help a brother out? Just shoot me an email. Pretty please!
Like I said, Rome wasn't built in a day. I figure this site will take me a couple of years to get really good. I'm committed to starting low and slow. Of the major American sports the NFL is easiest to start with. The schedule is small and it rarely changes once released. My goal is to have useful game matchup pages and team pages up by the fall of 2012.
Signed, The EditorGoogle+ Profile