Posts Tagged ‘twitter’
This trailer looks interesting. A short montage with fencers in-action and people talking about the sport. Would be interested to check out the whole thing. What do you think of the trailer?
The website http://fencing.gearstoreonline.info/trailer-fencing-the-art-the-science-and-the-passion/ explains the documentary as:
Young Fencers Personal Stories A State of Mind Beyond Fencing Ever wondered what’s its like to duel with a sword or a rapier? This 6-part documentary introduces you to the intensely competitive actions of the sports fencer and the elegant traditional moves of the classical duelist. See bouts at fencing academies in the USA and in distinguished fencing clubs in London. Hear fencers on their inner thoughts about what its like to outwit an opponent Through exciting close-ups, the fast moving action of dueling weapons are captured with a clarity rarely seen on TV or in movies.
At the end of the video it says you can order “The film plus five information packed chapters” at firstname.lastname@example.org (I might just be sending him an email shortly!)
@Fencing_Girl on twitter posts a lot of interesting content on fencing and I found this from her. I definitely recommend following her. She posts videos and pictures everyday!
And a question for you guys:
TimMorehouse I think our sport needs a special name for tweets about fencing…Suggestions?
FENCING COACH IS FINALIST IN DUNKIN DONUTS DESIGN CONTEST!
To win, Wiley needs the support of bake-off judges and of the general public, who can vote for their favorite donut online through May 3. As of Wednesday, Wiley was in a second place with 12 percent of the votes.
To vote for Wiley, click here. He’s now one of the 12 finalists! Go Fencers!
His donut is a chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker combination, which he titled the “S’morgosbord.”
Did you know President Obama fenced in front of the White House and that he says he loves the sport?
That our women’s saber team swept the medals at the Beijing Olympics and that overall team USA fencing took home 6 medals at the Games?
That the hit ABC show Modern Family has an entire episode based around the sport? (And many other shows have done the same!)
That fencing is featured in numerous advertisements around the world?
That fencing is a hot sport done by hundreds of thousands of people in the USA alone in clubs, after-school programs, high school teams, in the NCAA and other places? (And yes, that’s Natalie Portman fencing above)
Fencing is one of the greatest sports in the world and I’m hoping you’ll help me spread the word! Since we’re not on television a lot, it’s essential that we have a strong presence online. I’m working to centralize as many fun resources, pictures and articles as possible, but we need to be organized to grow and we all need to be involved!
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
1) Please follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/timmorehouse (For updates on the USA Olympic and National teams and other fun fencing stuff)
2) Join the 100,000 Fencers Facebook group: (CLICK HERE) (To show our strength in numbers and share resources!)
3) Tweet/Blog about our sport and feel free to
Send me good fencing stories and pictures and I’ll post them!
People really LOVE the Olympics! (And, people really comment a lot about how hot they are on twitter!)
A few examples:
@Alyssa_Dawn: im glad my olympic viewing experience is peppered with texts between me & my friend keeping on ongoing list of hot olympians. i am 13 again
@bstouttt: Faye Gulini is gorgeous… I have a weakness for hot Olympians
@photolarry: These skiing olympians are hella hot with great legs and bums
You get the idea!
People love to talk about and magazines love to compile lists!
It seems like every magazine has a “Hot list” of Olympians so I’ve compiled the best of the best “hot Lists” to help you decide!
Would love to know what you think!
Best “Hot Athlete” Lists:
The 25 Best Looking Athletes at the Olympics (Blackbook Magazine)
13 Secrets of America’s loveliest Olympians (Esquire Magazine)
Your Guide to The Sexy Olympians of Vancouver (Guyism)
Your Guide to the 25 Hottest Olympians (VH1 Best Week Ever)
Who is your vote for hottest female and male Olympian? and team? (I’m partial to team USA!)
Here’s a picture for the ladies as well:
This weekend the countries best NCAA teams were in action all around the country. Results were posted almost immediately along with videos and stories. Loving the improvement in coverage of the sport at least on the NCAA level.
Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/timmorehouse
noahlz Columbia Women’s Fencing defeats Harvard – http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/c-fenc/recaps/012410aaj.html (via @STJ_Fencing)
HIGH SCHOOL FENCING:
ktto: “Push it in all the way!” LOVE awkward fencing that what she saids.
Tim’s Comment: lol. This one made me laugh.
jenwood84: Considering taking up fencing. What a cool sport
Tim’s Comment: DO IT! (If you’re on twitter, encourage her!)
thezaqcarter: 3rd place. B10. Going to Memphis. Got a month to get good at fencing
Tim’s Comment: Good job! I remember when I first got a B back in 1995!
NandMs: my back is killing me! I fell flat on my arse at fencing.
Tim’s Comment: Who hasn’t? lol
TimMorehouse For fencing to grow we nd to unite our powerful people. Millions of ppl with swords=unstoppable!
81smallz: Just got done fencing with Jet li in Bermuda… About 2 take the chopper 2 the D.R. 4 dinner with 4 a private lanvin trunk show…
Tim’s Comment: really? Jet Li fences?
Tim’s Comment: Amen Sister!
chasejustin: Wii fencing is the best game. EVER
youraloserx3: just got home from fencing 10 hours is toooo much
Follow Me on Twitter? What is Twitter’s Importance to Modern-Day Athletes and Do These “Follower” Numbers Really Matter to Sponsors?December 7, 2009
As of 12:38am on December 7, 2009 I have 425 followers on twitter. (2500 on Facebook, 15,000+ hits a month on this blog) and I thought the number of twitter follows I had wasn’t a big deal until a publicist friend of mine over brunch recently told me sternly, “This is an unacceptable number Tim.”
“Why?” I responded naively.
He told me I needed to get over 10,000 followers pronto if I was serious about getting sponsors and being a “player”. He also said the fact that my last “tweet” at the time was over 22 hours ago was also not good.
So, the past two days I’ve begun tweeting more (it’s also currently feeding directly to my FB status, but thinking that might be overkill), but I’m still wondering just how these hours spent tweeting away will be beneficial?
He swears it will be huge for me and he’s a smart, knowledgable and successful publicist so I’m listening to him, but everyone is saying how powerful twitter can be to a business, but how important is it really going to be for a small sport athlete like myself trying to get a sponsor?
Are there concrete examples out there that you know where twitter has helped someone in a comparable position like my own to succeed?
And, is part of being a modern-day small sport athlete going for sponsors going to require twitter and social networking?
I guess I just need to “see it”. So, I’m gunning for 10,000 twitter follows and hoping to see that this makes a difference!! I’d love to achieve this by the time the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver are over which is when the Olympic sponsors will turn their sites to new potential summer athletes to fund.
So, I say to you HELP A SMALL SPORT ATHLETE! Follow me on twitter!
And, if you have any advice on “tweeting” and “twittering” effectively, let me know!