The BCS Joins The Social Media Conversation

The BCS has been a controversial topic in sports in the sports world since its inception in 1998.  Sports writers far and wide have criticized the system in newspapers and TV, and President Obama even spoke out in favor of a playoff system over the BCS.  Realizing that millions of fans can now voice their … Continue reading

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet?

In contrast to Tweetin’ Pete, one coach who doesn’t “get” social media is Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach.  He’ll be the first to admit it, never having sent a mere email himself.  In the video below, taken from an interview this past summer, Leach gives his limited insight on new technologies and social media. … Continue reading

Why Coaches Should Follow Tweetin’ Pete

USC football coach Pete Carroll gets social media.  If, for some reason, his job there falls through, I think he would make a pretty solid social media coach. Probably the most popular of Carroll’s Web 2.0 efforts is his Twitter account, which boasts over 100,000 followers.  He doesn’t ghostwrite his Twitter, like many coaches his … Continue reading

Poorly Planned Policies and a Shift in Power

As I mentioned in my last post, the NFL has restricted the use of social media and the NBA plans to follow suit. Other leagues, including the SEC and professional tennis, have established similar policies. The SEC’s policy specifically prohibits ticketed fans from posting photo or video content to social media sites during games. I … Continue reading