It’s gotten to the point where I expect to see some form of Twitter whenever I watch sports. Whether it’s someone’s handle appearing with their name or #hashtags on the field, it’s starting to evolve into our sports mind.
But as the growth of Twitter continues to sky rocket, players and fans are wondering how they can incorporate Twitter into every aspect of the game.
Twitter has become a great tool to get closer to teams and athletes. It allows the average fan to really be more interactive. I am not against Twitter at all. But sometimes, Twitter can also turn some athletes into selfish brats.
The newest talk right now is the use of adding Twitter handles on the on-field equipment. It’s not a new idea. It’s been done before. But I don’t know why people would want to have it on their own bats and gloves. Would anyone be able to read it?
I’ve seen it on shoes, but it’s gotten to the point where every athlete is trying to market themselves in some way and Twitter is the easiest way to do it. With some athletes so open to their Twitter, the marketing team has found ways to incorporate that.
The more I continue to watch sports, the more Twitter is seen everywhere. I believe eventually one day you’ll see Twitter handles on player jerseys and #hashtags on every field. And nearly every promotion will be Twitter related, meaning that you have to have Twitter for a lot of those promotions.
We’re coming to an age where this kind of technology advancement will severely change the game we love visually. I don’t think I’m ready for that.