Digital Sport’s Weekly Wash-Up 17/3/17
LA Galaxy mock Diego Chara
LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme was the victim of two dives in Sunday’s game against the Portland Timbers. Diego Chara’s apparent simulation prompted the second yellow card, ending Van Damme’s match. In typical 2017 style, his team decided that the best way to back the player up was through their meme-making skills. With over 40,000 retweets on Twitter and 1.6m views on Facebook, it’s done the trick.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 13, 2017
Selection Sunday sees top-notch graphics
Selection Sunday—the day the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s 68 teams are announced—is a day made for social media. Universities created more high quality graphics than ever before. Here’s some of the best.
— Purdue Basketball (@BoilerBall) March 12, 2017
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) March 12, 2017
March Madness kicks off
On Tuesday, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament—better known as March Madness—began in the United States. With 34 games in the first round, there’s a lot to keep up with. Bleacher Report celebrated the struggle with one of their recent tweets.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 16, 2017
R&R Partners bring the Stanley Cup to Penguins fans
Advertising agency R&R Partners brought the Stanley Cup to Pittsburgh Penguins fans, both virtually and literally. Fans experienced highlight reels, game clips, and footage of the cup being hoisted before they were treated to the real trophy.
— The Drum (@TheDrum) March 17, 2017
Twitter and National Lacrosse League strike a deal
Twitter is expanding their sports live-streaming reach with a new deal with the National Lacrosse League. The deal will last two years and include one game per week, plus playoffs, Champion’s Cup, and highlights.
— Digital Sport (@DigitalSportUK) March 15, 2017
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