On occasion, I receive press releases about happenings in the sports media world. I don't post them here for two reasons; 1) Fang's Bites has that well-covered for us and 2) releases are sent to me because of work with other publications instead of Scribe, so I don't want to ruffle feathers by posting some without their awareness of this blog. However, through a friend of Scribe (and further back), this johnny-come-lately post is rather appropriate considering a recent discussion on social networking with sports leagues.
There was an intention to hold this until after the NFL Draft and maybe have a few questions answered. I was hoping to gain some insights from the Patriots and Optaros (the designers of the software) during the league's second most popular weekend behind Super Bowl weekend; how has the feedback been from users, future plans, etc. Whether it comes or not remains to be seen, yet consider this a mea culpa.
The NFL has become a 24-7-365 (or 366 on leap years) league where the regular season, playoffs and the Draft are not the only times in which it is in the spotlight. As we are well aware, the internet and mobile technologies have only exasperated the need for more info on everything related to the country's most popular league. Yet, while fans have created their own Facebook pages, MySpace accounts, iPhone applications and the like, they can't exactly match having rich media directly from the source. Even if you're not a Pats fan, expect your favorite teams to at least copy a similar model.
Many thanks to Pat Keating and Laurel Miltner.