One of the things that has motivated me to work tirelessly on my baseball program this year is the fact that I have a friend who is making real bets with my data (and losing so far). Every time he has a losing day, I do more coding. I've done a lot of coding.
It's not that I feel bad about him losing money (we're talking about pretty small bets), but rather that there's now someone paying attention to my results. I can't just talk smack. I have to produce. It's a matter of pride.
So, if having my results visible to one person gets me moving, how much more motivated will I be if I publish my daily results TO THE ENTIRE BLOGOSPHERE (or at least the tens of people who stumble by here) ? I'm going to find out. Stand by.