Don’t expect to see many people on the streets of Seattle tomorrow afternoon.
That’s because thousands will be tucked inside local homes, bars, and restaurants, huddled around the television as the hometown Seahawks take on the Washington Redskins in a much-anticipated first round, NFL wild card playoff game in D.C.
While we’ll be nearly 3,000 miles away as rookie Russell Wilson tries to lead red-hot Seattle to a road victory, that doesn’t mean we won’t be able to follow the action from here. Technology has helped bring us closer to games than ever before (it’s also helped players and coaches improve on the field).
From some cool mobile apps to the best people to follow on Twitter, we’ve got a few tech tips for Sunday’s big game.
There are already a couple interesting social media competitions going on for this particular game. NFL.com is putting on a “Social Showdown,” which tracks how many people are using a particular hashtag for each team: #GoHawks for Seattle, and #HTTR for Washington (Hail to the Redskins).
The Seattle Times also has a Twitter hashtag competition to see how loud, virtually, each fan base can be.
Plenty of reporters and bloggers from both sides will be on Twitter to give you live updates and analysis from Washington D.C. You can also search the #SEAvsWAS hashtag or #Seahawks and #Redskins to see what other people are saying about the game.
Here are the people to follow, grouped by team. To see some of them in a running stream, check out the Seahawks SportStream.
- Official Seahawks Twitter account
- Head coach Pete Carroll
- Mike Sando, ESPN
- Liz Matthews, 710 ESPN
- Tim Booth, AP
- Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times
- Danny O’Neil, Seattle Times
- Art Thiel, SportsPress Northwest
- Eric Williams, Tacoma News Tribune
- Softy, KJR
- Curtis Crabtree, KJR
- Rod Mar, sports photographer
- Brian Nemhauser, HawkBlogger
- Danny Kelly, SBNation
- Scott Enyeart, SBNation
- Official Redskins Twitter Account
- Mike Jones, Washington Post
- Cindy Boren, Washington Post
- Mark Maske, Washington Post
- Mike Wise, Washington Post
- Jason Reid, Washington Post
- Barry Svrluga, Washington Post
- Dan Graziano, ESPN
- HogsHaven, SBNation
- Rich Campbell, Washington Times
- Stephen Whyno, Washington Times
- Rich Tandler, CSN Washington
There are lots of apps out there to help you track stats and follow the action from your mobile device:
- NFL official mobile app (Android and iOS)
- ESPN ScoreCenter (Android and iOS)
- Official Redskins (Android and iOS) and Seahawks apps (Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry)
- Social sports apps like OnSports (Android, iOS)
Feel free to comment below if you know of any other useful Twitter accounts or mobile apps for Sunday’s big game.
Previously on GeekWire: Controversial Seahawks ending sets off wildfire on Facebook and Twitter