The Warriors are having Social Media Night again and part of the night will feature these new shirts that feature the Twitter handles of the players.
It’s a great promotion and these shirts are cool. However, there was one thing that caught me by surprise and it was the timing of this and Klay Thompson’s “return” to Twitter. I was unaware that Thompson was ever on Twitter. In fact, he hasn’t been on Twitter until he miraculously revived it two days ago.
Prior to the All-Star break, Thompson did not have a Twitter account. The Warriors acknowledged this as part of their lineup announcement all season long.
A mock of what the new green jersey will look like.
The Oakland Athletics teased some photos of their commercial shoots today and the above photo was shared on Twitter.
Notice in the background you see Coco Crisp’s #4 green jersey. It’s different than the regular green jersey they had been wearing in the past. They have the headspoon piping that goes around the neck and the number of the jersey is white with a gold trim.
This matches exactly what I predicted to be their jersey when their alternate cap was leaked.
I think it’s fine, although I wish the emphasis would be on the gold lettering, not the white lettering. But is this change necessary? Absolutely not. But in terms of marketing, the A’s need as much as they can and this is a new way to do it.
Surprised they would let this slide. But then again, teams have made these mistakes in the past.
If he just did a drum solo for the entire show, I would have loved it.
Bruno Mars, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, put together a pretty good performance. Not a great one, but a good one. For me, I don’t know anything about this guy. I had only heard about him, but I don’t know what songs he does. The only song I know is that annoying one where he goes “aw yeah yeah” a million times during the Pepsi commercial. And that was the first song he did during his set.
The NFL demographic isn’t the right fit for Mars. The Red Hot Chili Peppers is more fitting, but having Mars headline this big spectacle was a headscratcher. Does the average NFL fan even listen to this guy, let alone know who he is? I think he fits the 20-30 year-old female range.
Last night, there was a major Twitter reaction when Mars hit the stage — especially for the older generation. They wondered who this guy was.
There had been discussions about this for some time. I had heard it but wouldn’t believe it until I saw it happen. I didn’t expect that the announcement would feature so many great things. Is this for real?
As a WWE fan, I can say that what the WWE Network is offering is a dream come true. I’ve always wanted easy access to everything WWE at my own convenience. Not only that, I want to learn more about the history of wrestling. I can watch classic matches that shaped my fandom of wrestling.
I can see old matches of Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, Stone Cold, Roddy Piper and all the legends. I can see classic ring entrances of DX, The Undertaker and even Shawn Michaels coming down the cable in Wrestlemania.
Farewell, old friend.
Barring any major upsets in the playoffs, Monday’s home finale will be the final NFL game ever at Candlestick Park.
For many 49ers fans, the stadium holds a lot of memories of Hall of Fame players, unforgettable games and games that will live forever. But of course, the stadium isn’t all peachy. Traffic and weather had always been the biggest issues with fans at the game and it still remains today.
On Twitter, I asked for 49ers fans to share their memories (good or bad) about the stadium. Here’s their story:
This isn’t the first time social media has been used in team outfits. The Lakers are taking that with their social media night and it’s pretty neat. I am all for handles being used in warmup clothing and so forth, just not for actual in-game stuff.
#Embrace the future of marketing.
Check out this tweet the Warriors sent out after they came back to beat the Raptors on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the San Jose Sharks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, giving the two Bay Area teams a clean sweep of their Toronto counterparts that evening.
But take a look at the Warriors tweet above. The location says that the tweet was sent out by someone in Los Angeles.
Why are the Warriors tweeting from Los Angeles when the game they just finished was in Oakland? Apparently whomever runs the Warriors account watches the game not live in person, but most likely on television. That’s so strange.
Pitcher Tommy Milone has worn #57 since joining the Athletics. The team is giving away his signed jersey for a contest today.
However, the jersey features #47. I initially thought that was a mistake. But why would the A’s be giving away a mistake? After all, Milone signed it himself and it would make no sense for an athlete to sign a jersey that isn’t correct.
But on the signature, Milone signed #57 on it.
Maybe Milone changed his number and the Athletics might have accidentally (or maybe intentionally) announced it on Twitter. Or maybe this was a mistake.