To get a sense of how much Seahawks fever is going around Seattle, just read this status posted by my buddy on Facebook Saturday night:
“Funny how there were sooooo many ppl at the 5pm mass today when the Seahawks game is tomorrow morning lol.”
Yes, people are even putting their faith on hold so to make time for today’s huge playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons. Priorities, people.
While we’ll be nearly 3,000 miles away as rookie Russell Wilson tries to lead red-hot Seattle to a second straight road playoff 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 and also enabled statistic experts like Nate Silver make educated predictions about sports. See what Silver said about Seattle’s playoff chances here.
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.
Plenty of reporters and bloggers from both sides will be on Twitter to give you live updates and analysis from Atlanta. You can also search the #SEAvsATL hashtag or #Seahawks and #Falcons to see what other people are saying about the game. Seahawks fans usually like to include the #12thMan or #GoHawks, while Atlanta supporters go with #RiseUp.
To see the updates n a running stream, check out the Seahawks SportStream. The team announced Wednesday a partnership with SportsStream, a second-screen experience for watching sports. The service provides real-time stats, social media streams, chats and access to relevant content all in an easy-to-navigate page.
You can also check out a new website called voiceofthe12man.com to see the latest Seahawks-related images on social media. It was created by two Seattle PR agencies who also sent a truck to Atlanta to feature the website on a mobile billboard.
Here are the people to follow, grouped by team:
- 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
- D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Mark Bradley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Jeff Schultz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Matt Chernoff, 680AM The Fan
- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN
- Jay Adams, Falcons.com
- Daniel Cox, Falcons.com
- Morgan Andrew, Falcons.com
- Dave Choate, SBNation
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 Falcons (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
Reach staff reporter Taylor Soper at email@example.com or on Twitter @Taylor_Soper