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The Mystique of the Capt. Andrew Luck Twitter Account | Hashtag Sports Daily

January 11, 2019

Brand Fact:
According to opendorse, the New Orleans Saints were the most active team among the "Big 6" professional sports leagues across social media in 2018, with 13,800 posts


Top Story

The controversy and mystique of the Capt. Andrew Luck Twitter account

This fellow named Capt. Andrew Luck has captivated Twitter audiences, but the person behind it remains unknown.

Is it brilliant PR or a Colts + history buff?

According to the person behind the account, "I thought it may be funny to send 'letters' to his mother from the 'battlefield.' I began sending them to friends via texts until one suggested I start a Twitter account for the character. And so I did."

The question remains, could this account be driven by the team itself, a brilliant PR move? Said the Colts, "We made a commitment to let the Captain be the Captain," tentatively ruling the team out as a suspect.

The bottom line:

Who knows who the mastermind might be... One thing that is for certain—the savvy to create the photos and the writing being consistent in style and form is worthy of attention from any PR professional.

Read: Indianapolis Star


RIGHTS

Fox confirms it won’t bid on Disney’s regional sports networks

There had been speculation that the new Fox set to emerge after the Disney deal is done would try to buy back those 22 outlets. Fox’s declaration comes as bidding for the RSNs is heating up.

On Thursday, Ice Cube said he was trying to assemble a bid for the group as part of the expansion of the BIG3 basketball league he helped launch in 2017. Amazon, Tegna and Sinclair Broadcast Group are among the companies that have expressed interest in buying some or all of the channels.

Read: Variety


MEDIA

Barstool Sports gets 10k paying subscribers in three days

The sports and pop culture media company says it already has more than 10,000 paid subscribers to its new membership service, Barstool Gold, with 81 percent signing up for the $100 annual subscription.

Barstool benefits from having a dedicated fanbase that has demonstrated a willingness to pay for stuff—whether that’s an amateur boxing pay-per-view, a seemingly endless line of merchandise, or even pizza delivery.

Read: Digiday


BETTING

How Crown League expects to unify fantasy sports

The first professional fantasy football league is nearing its launch.

The hope is the financial investment will create a rabid and active fanbase who will make decisions, from roster moves to management changes and that there’s a community of co-owners with meaningful collaborative interactions that can ultimately affect the team’s performance and the organization’s financial health.

Read: FOS


DIGITAL

Clemson digital media team delivers unrivaled access as Tigers take home another CFP National Championship

Clemson University has not only thrust the names of Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence into the spotlight but also the undisputed leaders in modern video production: the Tigers’ digital media and video team.

So with another championship to add to the trophy case, what’s the most important lesson? At an event like this: it’s critical to not take one’s eye off the ball when the clock hits 0:00.

Read: SVG


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  • CULTURE: Signature shoes in the NBA have created an ecosystem unto themselves
  • GAMING: An important new battleground in online entertainment, Amazon is developing a service for streaming videogames

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The Details
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