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.
Kyle Williams’ rocky tenure with the 49ers is over.
The 49ers made several roster moves today and one of them was cutting ties with WR Kyle Williams. Williams was a speed receiver drafted in 2010 and was supposed to be their return specialist. He never amounted to a top tier receiver and his special teams performances were average at best.
His biggest memory with the 49ers, unfortunately, was his poor performance in the NFC Championship Game in the 2011 season. He had a few miscues with the ball during the game, including a fumble in overtime that led to the loss.
^ *Ignore the unfortunate music choice in video.
Williams received death threats following that game. And now, 49ers fans still have not forgiven him about it and they took to Twitter to express that.
The Oakland Athletics just announced that Warriors guard Stephen Curry will take over their Twitter account this Friday.
This comes a few weeks after the 49ers invited Warriors forward Andre Iguodala and model Marisa Miller (both 49ers fans) to take over their Twitter.
The idea isn’t new, but the Bay Area sports scene apparently is embracing it. After last season’s love fest between the 49ers and Giants, it’s apparent that the entire Bay Area knows about supporting one another. It’s not like we’ll see the A’s support the 49ers on Twitter anytime soon, but with these athletes and celebrities taking over Twitter accounts, it’s a real unique way to not only do something fun, but give a certain fanbase a new opportunity to meet players they might not normally cheer for.
Ultimately with Twitter, a still relative new platform, there opens up so much potential for future promotions. I look forward to seeing what other takeovers will come in the near future.
I got a note about this last night and wanted to pass it along. First Down Laser Systems has been working on a first down marker that could speed up the game.
Instead of an official physically bringing the yardage marker and chain to the middle of the field for measurement, a green laser is emitted from this new marker.
According to the information, it can be accurate up to 1/16th of an inch. It doesn’t take long to set up. In fact, once the laser is accessed, a green line will zoom across the field to the other marker to form the first down line.
The Sabres have been teasing their new jersey since July 12. It’s been almost two months and the team still hasn’t unveiled it. Steve Ott wasn’t having it anymore, calling out the team to unveil it or he would do it himself.
After waiting and waiting, Ott finally had enough and went with it on his own.
This past spring when I was in Phoenix, I was at a Phoenix Suns home game and they had a cell phone charging station for fans. They could watch the game on a screen while their phone charged.
A month ago, I was at Petco Park to watch the Padres and they also had a charging station at a bar. It was very convenient. And today, this news comes about.
This is the new wave of the sporting experience. With so many people using their phones for numerous things, a charging station makes sense. Similar to how all cafes have wi-fi, it makes sense for sporting event venues to have charging stations.
Many fans are using their phones to tweet, Instagram their game experiences. Some casual fans are just there and they need their phone to occupy their mind. Regardless, people are on their phones all the time. It’s the way of this generation and having a charging station makes sense.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick has some time on his hands. He’s nursing a wrist injury and was in Walnut Creek. He then decided to have some fun with his followers on Twitter.
He then proceeded to venture out into Walnut Creek, snapping and tweeting photos as clues for his scavenger hunt.
Take a look at the clues he gave out.