Posts tagged sports
Posts tagged sports
NCAA MUSE ‘Madness’ - Need we say more?
Is your bracket set? @NCAA tips off March 19. #LetsDance #SelectionSunday #MarchMadness
It’s that time of year again! The NCAA Final Four is April 6, with the National Championship game being played on April 8 in Atlanta, Georgia.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday. The global sports and media world turn their attention to New Orleans, Louisiana for Super Bowl XVLII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Apart from the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy, every NFL owner, coach, athlete, trainer, and all team personnel have one goal in mind entering the season, win a Super Bowl Championship.
The game of football has seen a few changes through the course of NFL history, from the size and speed of its players, the equipment used, even the hefty modern day contracts. The size of the NFL Championship rings have also gotten bigger, heavier and loaded with more diamonds as time goes on. Minnesota-based jeweler Jostens continues its passion for All-Pro, championship jewelry as we take a look at the evolution of the Super Bowl ring. Have a great #SB47 party!
Put to rest all the rumors, because it is now official… “No Cup Is Safe” … Nike Golf ushers in 2013 welcoming the world’s number one ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy to Team Nike. Watch the new advertisement featuring Rory and Tiger Woods.
College basketball is officially underway to start the 2012-13 season! Sports Illustrated featured Indiana University’s Cody Zeller on the College Basketball Preview Issue. Zeller is the press-season player of the year with his Hoosiers being the pre-season favorite as the number-one ranked team in the U.S. “Best team, best player, best pants.”
You have to think that the locked-out NFL refs are relishing the moment. As the guys on the field who are paid to be hated by both teams and the fans, they are finally missed and appreciated.
While the real refs are smiling, the rest of the football-loving world cringes. And what would a good collective cringe be without some genius social media responses?
Amongst the howls, none stand out as loudly as those from the players. Brandon Spikes and T.J. Lang dropped enough F-bombs in their tweets to make Eddie Murphy blush. According to TechCrunch there were over 1-million zebra bashing tweets during the much criticized final play of the Packers-Seahawks game. T.J. Lang’s ref-roast generated 150-thousand re-tweets. #Touchception
The new iPhone 5 was released today to much fanfare. The look is similar enough to the iPhone 4 that we’re not going to find a photo of it. New features include blah blah blah. New (whatever material) ensures kind of improved this an that…uhm, maps, Twitter and Siri on sports. Other than that, there is nothing that ground breaking, special, or interesting about any of this. On top of the fact our Iphone 4s aren’t broken yet, we’ll let you find some other place to read about it. New iPhone 6 to be released in 45 minutes. #CouldNotBeBothered #FearTheHypeMonster
The new $315 LeBron X would be Nike’s most expensive shoe ever, and will include motion sensors to measure your vertical jump, according to The Wall Street Journal. Unveiled by NBA superstar LeBron James during the 2012 Olympic gold medal basketball game between the United States and Spain, it will be available this fall. Nike products have seen an increase in price by up to 10-percent.
Perhaps a pair of Armani shoes is a better investment.
Inspired by social media command centers used by the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and leading corporations, The University of Oregon has built and launched the @QuackCave (#QuackCave) as the first digital media hub in college athletics.
“Big brother is now officially watching, but in a good way,” said Andy McNamara, who oversees and manages the athletic department’s social media accounts. “We have an ever-growing, technically savvy fan-base that’s deeply passionate about the Ducks, and the QuackCave will allow us to connect and respond to them in a personal and unique way.”
With the universities large social media presence in college sports, University athletics will have the ability to interact directly with fans in real time. Follow ‘em on Twitter @GoDucks, #GoDucks.