Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated pointed out this morning that YouTube is celebrating its 8th birthday today. On this day eight years ago, the site launched its first beta public site. It would later on in months when everyone would be able to use it, but May 20 was when it first breathed life to the Internet world.
With that in mind, I decided to check what the top 10 sports videos of all time were in YouTube’s history. Some featured some great diving videos from sides of cliffs. Some where bodybuilding videos. Some were put in the wrong category. And at #10 with over 44 million views, we have this nonsense.
Thanks YouTube for providing us great things even though we don’t upload the best things.
Earlier in the day, Kobe Bryant announced that he would have an announcement. Some speculated that he would announce his retirement, but it actually ended up that he was partnering with a non-profit organization.
But of course, if one fake account makes you believe it to be true, then people will believe it. That forced Bryant to come out and debunk those rumors.
Don’t be a fool. Not everything on the Internet is true.
It’s great to get fans involved in voting and social media. The A’s are promoting the game by telling players to vote with certain hashtags. As you can see by the link provided in the tweets, they’re asking fans to use certain #hashtags.
And in a sense it’s a good idea, but it could have been thought out better.
They are as follows.
Andrew Wiggins is going to Kansas.
Top basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins has decided to join the Kansas Jayhawks to start his collegiate career. Billed as the potential next big thing, there are many fans disappointed that he won’t be coming to their school. But that doesn’t stop them from going on Twitter and wishing that he will suffer an ACL injury. (And a lot of Adidas hate even I can’t condone.)
This week in Jose Canseco’s strange tweeting, he somehow thinks that Captain America is comparable to steroid users in baseball.
MLB is doing another contest for their followers. They have made their account private (courtesy of a sponsorship with BlackBerry) so only followers can enter the contest.
The answer is “crying” obviously. But because of the backlash of the two most recent umpiring snafus, it has led to some fans to respond with answer that insults the umpiring situation in Major League Baseball. And there are other issues that were discussed.
Chris Culliver is active on Twitter and his Instagram.
One of the things I love about Twitter is that you can interact with people that you normally would never get the chance to. Getting a response from a famous music artist or an athlete is pretty nice and it allows that celebrity to appear “real” instead of someone we see on TV or in magazines.
But Twitter also gives the avenue for people to act a certain way that I don’t think they normally would.
This morning, 49ers CB Chris Culliver tweeted out a simple message to his fans. Given that he has had a rough several months with his homophobic comments before the Super Bowl and his recent tweet about degrading women, it’s expected that people have a disliking towards him. Also, his performance in the Super Bowl was very poor.
“War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea……..but if y’all do bomb 1st… Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely,#BillsMafia“
No. You don’t make jokes about bombs. You don’t make jokes about war. You don’t wish bombs will drop on anyone.
Yet Stevie Johnson does just that.
Shame on you!
Since I follow athletes on Twitter, I sometimes notice a trend. A lot of times they tweet inspirational things (Bible verses, quotes, etc.) and sometimes they tweet photos of the things they do with players.
But during the offseason (and sometimes during the season), athletes want to send a message to their followers on Twitter. If we really weed out the useless information tweets, 95% of the tweets would not exist. But Jaguars defense end Austen Lane (who likes to make fun of these cliches) tweeted out his monthly quota.
Lane gets it. So often these athletes tweet good morning or their workout schedule. It’s not a bad thing but after seeing it for so often, something like this gives me a laugh. I like the athlete that isn’t the same as everyone else on Twitter. Lane is one of them and I am glad I follow him on Twitter.