All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Soccer’

World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History

Did you feel like your Facebook news feed was dominated by posts about the Word Cup Final on Sunday? Well, it was. According to Facebook, Germany’s extra time victory over Argentina is officially the biggest sporting event in the history of Facebook. With 280 million interactions (posts, comments, likes) from 88 million users globally, there was more chatter on Sunday …

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World Cup Highlight Twitter Bot Suspended After FIFA Takedown Request

And here’s the corner from the DMCA…it’s a line drive…right at FIFA, who’s on a run – FIFA with the header…GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!! In other words, FIFA has successfully petitioned Twitter to suspend the increasingly popular @ReplayLastGoal account, a single-purpose Twitter bot that automatically tweeted the video replay and animated GIF of the latest #Worldcup goal. You know, so the world could …

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Brazil vs Germany Was Obscene, But Please Stop Uploading Highlights to Pornhub

Brazil’s 7-1 throttling at the hands of Germany in Tuesday night’s World Cup semifinal was so brutal that many decided to compare it to an act of public humiliation, in a sexual sense. The joke wound up hitting top porn streaming site Pornhub, as users began uploading highlights from the game. This forced Pornhub to issue a pretty hilarious response …

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Brazil/Germany Was the Biggest Game in Twitter History

Normally, it’s hard to watch a massacre. But for World Cup soccer fans, watching Germany beat the dead horse that was the Brazilian national team on Tuesday afternoon was an exercise in morbid curiosity. They can’t score again, right? There’s no way…oh, the humanity! Stop, stop, it’s already dead! It’s fitting that one of the the most shocking soccer matches …

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Manchester United Unveils New Home Team Uniforms

Manchester United, one of the most well-known soccer teams throughout the world, this week revealed their new home side uniforms. Like previous home side Manchester United uniforms, the new look is mostly red. The jerseys also feature a ribbed crew neck collar with a hidden button. The uniform is manufactured by Nike, which claims to have used 3D body scans …

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Things Tim Howard Could Save, or Why We All Love the Internet

As USA goalkeeper continued to make amazing save after amazing save in Tuesday’s World Cup match against Belgium, people started making jokes on Twitter like Tim Howard could’ve saved my parents’ marriage and Tim Howard just saved me 15% on car insurance. Seriously, did you watch the game? The man was incredible. His efforts, combined with a relatively porous US …

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Tim Howard National Airport Has a Nice Ring to It, So Do Your Patriotic Duty and Sign This Petition

It’s the morning after a USA World Cup loss so you’re understandably a bit depressed. It was such a good run and we came so close to somehow pulling out the victory over Belgium. But look at it this way – how exciting is 2018 going to be, right? Not only that, but we have plenty of USMNT soccer to …

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World Cup 2014 Is the Most Popular Event in Facebook History

If you’ve spent any time on social media over the past couple of weeks, you’ve likely been inundated with posts about the World Cup. We know that it’s making an unprecedented impact on online conversation – breaking social media and streaming records in the process. In the first week of the World Cup, Facebook saw more related interactions than they …

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World Cup Scores Huge on the Internet

Now the the group stage is over and we finally have a day’s rest before the knockout stage begins, let’s reflect on this year’s World Cup in terms of how it was received, discussed, and propagated online. Like many, you may have watched yesterday’s match between the USA and Germany while sitting behind your computer at work – or huddling …

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Hope Solo: “Not Guilty” To Domestic Violence Charges

Hope Solo, U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper, has pleaded not guilty after her domestic violence arrest on Saturday at her sister’s home near Seattle. She is accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. The family says that Hope Solo arrived at the family gathering already drunk. She then argued with her nephew about his acting dreams. She allegedly called …

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Beats Headphones Banned at World Cup, But That’s Not All Bad from a Marketing Standpoint

You won’t see any stars wearing Beats by Dre headphones on the pitch or at press conferences during the 2014 World Cup, but that doesn’t mean that Beats aren’t enjoying a nice marketing opportunity. As Reuters reports, FIFA has banned the on-field use of Beats headphones, due to a licensing agreement with rival Sony. But Beats has the support of …

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Spain Vs. Chile: Spaniards Sent Packing After 0-2 Loss

Spain’s 1-5 loss to Netherlands last week exposed Spain as a weak team. On Wednesday, Chile also beat Spain, confirming that the reigning World Cup champs are no longer the elite team they once were. Wednesday’s match, saw Chile outplay Spain to win 2-0. Before the game, Spain’s manager Vicente del Bosque was confident that his team would beat Chile. …

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