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  1. 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
  2. In WWE, social media is as big as wrestlers

    Bill Speros

    Vince McMahon sent his first tweet on April 1, and it was no prank. The WWE and its performers have made more than 150 million social media connections, with about 100 million coming on Facebook and 50 million on Twitter. So it was inevitable tha...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  3. Florida Gulf Coast popular on social media

    Bill Speros

    America loves an underdog, and so do college basketball fans who use Facebook and Twitter. Not surprisingly, Florida Gulf Coast University was the most mentioned team on both social media sites during the early rounds of the NCAA tournament, accordin...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  4. Manu Ginobili to host online Q&A Saturday

    Bill Speros

    Last month, Jimmie Johnson made social media history by becoming the first Daytona 500 winner to host an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") thread on reddit as part of his postrace victory media tour. Saturday, Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs is sche...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  5. Viral video creator up for volunteer award

    Bill Speros

    Daniel Freiman produced two of the most original viral sports videos that appeared on YouTube in 2012, re-enacting both the Bill Buckner error from Game 6 of the 1986 World Series and Larry Bird's memorable steal against the Detroit Pistons in Game 7...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  6. 2-year-old and Jimmy Kimmel face off

    Bill Speros

    It was payback time for 2-year-old Titus Ashby on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night. Titus, whose viral trick-shot video has more than 8.8 million views on YouTube, was mocked by Kimmel after the young boy from Kansas tossed up brick after br...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  7. Trending: Birthdays, Danica Patrick, All-Star

    Bill Speros

    Some days are a little more noteworthy than others when it comes to sports birthdays. Today, Feb. 18, we blow out candles for the late Enzo Ferrari, ex-Dodgers star Manny Mota (75), former NFL safety George Teague (41) and Pistons power forward J...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  8. Jimmy Kimmel accepts boy's challenge

    Bill Speros

    challenge accepted!RT @allenjulie13 Trick Shot Titus Responds To Jimmy Kimmel youtube.com/watch?feature=...- Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 13, 2013 Jimmy Kimmel doesn't back down from a challenge. Two-year-old Titus Ashby starred ...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Minnesota fan shows love for Ricky Rubio

    Bill Speros

    Dean Pierce would like to get one thing straight: His mom doesn't plan on sleeping with Ricky Rubio, although she might snuggle up to the Timberwolves guard once in a while on a cold Minnesota night. Georgia Pierce, 71, received a nearly 6-foot-t...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  12. Unique NBA-themed version of 'Jingle Bells'

    Bill Speros

    The NBA celebrates Christmas with five games, including two from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Jason Kidd and James Harden got into the Christmas spirit a bit early by singing a unique NBA-themed version of "Jingle Bells" ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Kenyan boy, aka Larry Bird, raising hopes

    Bill Speros

    Samuel Gishohe had never heard of Larry Bird, the Boston Celtics or the even the NBA. But the 12-year-old Kenyan boy had no problem stepping in for Bird when it came time to make the video to help raise money to buy a playing field near the Grace ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  15. Trending: Duncan, Parker photo surfaces

    Bill Speros

    From broketv via reddit. • San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich last week was fined $250,000 by NBA commissioner David Stern for sending four key players home, including Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, before Thursday's Heat game. So this one can be...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  16. Trending: Florida Gators big on Facebook

    Bill Speros

    The University of Florida football team was a hit in Gainesville and across Facebook after its 14-6 victory over LSU. It may not factor into the BCS standings, but Florida has moved into first place in the latest Facebook top-25 social power ran...

    Blog | October 10, 2012