Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ravens Football and Social Media

This past weekend marked the end of the 2010 football season for me. My local team, the Baltimore Ravens couldn't get past their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the 2nd round of the AFC Playoffs. I still feel an emptiness.

As I reflected on the season, I realized how much social media played into it. In addition to generating my own tweets from our tailgate or during the game, I had just as much fun following other Twitter users. Whether it was other local fans, local sports writers like @mattvensel, @jamisonhensley, or @wbalpete, or even Ravens players like @rayrice27 and @WillisMcGahee. I even had the chance to interact with out of state friends as our teams clashed on the gridiron. It truly made it a more rich and enjoyable experience. Now if we had only beaten the damn Steelers......