Notre Dame-FSU: Twitter Tells a Story

There already was plenty of hype going into Saturday night’s game between No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla.

The outcome — and more specifically, a penalty on Notre Dame on a potential game-winning play — will add to it.

There was plenty of reaction on Twitter after the Seminoles escaped with a 31-27 victory over the Fighting Irish. And yes, some of the reaction — which includes an interesting Vine video of the play in question — is worth noting in this blog.

@thesportscrazed included a Vine video of the Notre Dame scoring play with less than a minute to play that was nullified by a pass interference penalty:

And what did Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly think of the call?

Naturally, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher was excited about the victory, which extends the Seminoles’ win streak to 23:

ESPN announcer Chris Fowler had an interesting take on the penalty play:

To show the widespread interest in the game, NBA star LeBron James even tweeted about it:

Me? I didn’t tweet about the game. But my two cents: I agree with Fowler’s tweet — the penalty call was correct.

And here’s a New York Times account of the game.

– What was your reaction to the penalty? The game? Leave a comment below.

 

 

Posted in Georgia, media, social media, sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Todd Gurley Suspension: Small Money, Big Problem(s)

$400.

The indefinite suspension of Todd Gurley, the University of Georgia’s star running back, that was announced Thursday (Oct. 9) allegedly happened over $400.

Signing of memorabilia by Gurley allegedy is involved.  But we’re really talking about money. Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta, business, Georgia, media, social media, sports | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mississippi Burning — With Football Fever; Hear Katy Perry Roar

The above Vine video shows superstar entertainer Katy Perry in Oxford, Miss., after Saturday’s Ole Miss victory over Alabama.

You knew it was not going to be an ordinary football Saturday in Mississippi when it began with Katy Perry and corndogs on ESPN. Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta, Georgia, media, social media, sports, technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Katy Perry Does ESPN; Twitter Reacts

You expected a fight song? C’mon, this is live TV in the social media era.

Not long after singer Katy Perry appeared on ESPN College GameDay on Saturday, Twitter went into overdrive. “Why is Katy Perry” was trending, with people wondering why the superstar entertainer, who has no known sports or Southeastern connections, was on stage in Oxford, Miss. (See the above video and below tweet for an excerpt.) Continue reading

Posted in media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

There’s Timing in Baseball … Maybe

Clocks on a baseball field? The fact that such a thing is being done on a trial basis makes me recall a conversation of a few years ago.

“What makes them miss?” the woman asked me after watching baseball hitters whiff a couple of times in a televised game. (Yes, this conversation happened in the 21st century.) Continue reading

Posted in media, social media, sports, technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In Todd They Trust (#UGA)

The winning touchdown came off a fumble recovery. So that would tell you that Saturday’s Tennessee-Georgia game in Athens, Ga., was not exactly classic Southeastern Conference football. Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta, Georgia, media, social media, sports, technology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

#Suwaneefest Fun x2 in 2014

Drones and drinks. And good weather.

It was all about fun Saturday (Sept. 20, 2014) in Suwanee (metro Atlanta) as the city’s signature event, Suwanee Fest, rolled out. This year, the event was expanded to two days for the first time. Continue reading

Posted in entertainment, food, Georgia, gwinnett county, media, social media | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment