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  1. NFL rookies still adjusting to social media

    Bill Speros

    Someday -- and that day may already be here -- NFL teams will measure a prospect's social media influence and skills in addition to his time in the 40 and number of reps at the NFL combine. While two of the top three pro football players in terms...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  2. Orlando attorney wants Tim Tebow in Jax

    Bill Speros

    Orlando-based attorney John Morgan has joined the campaign to bring unemployed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to Jacksonville. Morgan, whose ad campaigns carry the moniker "For the People," lays out the case that it would be in the best interest of th...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  3. Social media in spotlight on NFL draft night

    Bill Speros

    It's been a busy week on social media for many of the projected top picks in tonight's NFL draft (@NFL_Draft on Twitter). Alabama's D.J. Fluker claimed his Twitter account was hacked after it posed this message early Wednesday: "Yea I took $ n col...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  4. Ravens safety James Ihedigbo talks Africa

    Bill Speros

    After just four-and-half seasons in the NFL, Baltimore free safety James Ihedigbo (@JamesIhedigbo) has played in four straight AFC championship games and the past two Super Bowls. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens in February. That's not...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  5. Trending: 'Sandcastle' deal, LeBron shoes

    Bill Speros

    Leon Sandcastle has landed his first big apparel endorsement deal. Uncle Drew and Cliff Paul can't be far behind. The fictional Sandcastle was first introduced to a nationwide audience during an NFL Network spot that aired during the Super Bow...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  6. Trending: It's a basketball boy wonder

    Bill Speros

    LeBron James has Nike. Dwight Howard has adidas. Titus Ashby has Thomas the Tank Engine. Ashby, who turned 2 on Jan. 25, is the latest viral sports star on YouTube. The video of his various trick shots was posted on Sunday by his father, Jo...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  7. New Orleans is ready for Super Bowl week

    Bill Speros

    Stephen Perry has been juggling two weeks of Mardi Gras celebrations around a Super Bowl -- not to mention a new contract for LSU football coach Les Miles. Perry, who is president of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of the ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  8. Colin Kaepernick's social media is surging

    Bill Speros

    From kaepernick7 via Instagram.Send me or @1stladyxamsport the most creative pic of you #kaepernicking and I'll give you this shirt off my back Colin Kaepernick's (@Kaepernick7) online and social media presence has surged this season along with th...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  9. What do college football stars study?

    Bill Speros

    College remains a vital part of college football for many of the sport's biggest names as they prepare for bowl season, the NFL draft or in some cases, the rest of their non-football lives. Heisman Trophy winner, AP College Football Player of the ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  10. Trending: The Battle of Common Surnames

    Bill Speros

    There are NFL fantasy teams, and there are NFL fantasy teams based in reality. Reddit user Mark McKinny, 28, of Boonton, N.J., wanted to put a unique twist on his lineup, compiling competing rosters of players named "Smith" and "Johnson" -- which ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  11. Baseball stadiums dominate 'check-ins'

    Bill Speros

    Just checking in. Many users of Facebook are eager to let you know where they are. In 2012, a lot of Facebook users were checking in at baseball stadiums across the country. The social media site released its Top 10 "check-in" sites and Top 1...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  12. Trending: LeBron James on SWAG cover

    Bill Speros

    What is the one thing LeBron James can't live without? "SWAG 16" gives LeBron fans 16 answers to that question before James works it down to one final answer in a single-elimination tournament format. The answers, and his final answer, may surp...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  13. Trending: It isn't easy being K.C. Chiefs fan

    Bill Speros

    Things are so bad for Kansas City Chiefs fans this season that one man's passing has been light-heartedly linked to the team's demise. The funeral for Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig of Grandview, Mo., is scheduled for Tuesday. He leaves behind a sense o...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  14. Trending: Kicker's life not same anymore

    Bill Speros

    A day after kicking a 67-yard field goal for Central Valley (Wash.) High School, Austin Rehkow signed his first autograph. He plans on signing many more before his kicking days are over. For the 17-year-old high school senior from Spokane Vall...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  15. Trending: Kung Fu Panda, Zito, Verlander

    Bill Speros

    "Kung Fu Panda 3" won't be in theatres until at least 2016, and there are several unofficial previews already available on YouTube. Just don't tell Pablo Sandoval, whose three home runs were a smash on Twitter during the Giants' 8-3 victory over the ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  16. Stanford now No. 1 in social power rankings

    Bill Speros

    Stanford tried four times to reach the end zone from inside the 5 on its final possession of Saturday's 20-13 overtime loss at Notre Dame. The question of whether Stepfan Taylor actually scored on his final push on fourth down and whether the whistl...

    Blog | October 16, 2012