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Facebook Promotion To Play A Part In The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Broadcast

Social media will play a huge part of the New Year’s Day broadcast of the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

The NHL and NBC Sports announced today a unique promotional campaign that integrates Facebook into the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins broadcast.

As part of the “Watch And Win” promotion, viewers will have a chance at winning prizes such as a Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, and trips for four to both Universal Orlando Studios and the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. The campaign was developed in partnership with RocketXL, a leading North American social media marketing agency.

Below is how the promotion will work: Read more

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Michael Vick's Interview With Goes Viral

Earlier this week, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick sat down with’s Mara Schiavocampo. In it, Vick–who served jail-time for running an illegal dogfighting ring–told Schiavocampo that he wants to own another dog someday:

“I would love to get another dog in the future,” he told theGrio. “I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals.”

The interview went viral, spread across the web and on traditional mediums like cable news and sports radio.

There is a good chance that for many of those readers, viewers and listeners, it was the first time they had heard of, which is a venture of NBC Universal and NBC News. For a new website, especially one with a unique perspective like theGrio, it is interviews like these that make brands.

Check out the full interview below.

Report: ESPN Hiring Two Reporters To Cover Miami Heat

Get ready for a long year of Miami Heat coverage.

Media day was held today on the campus of the University of Miami, where 250 media members flocked to get an early look at LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

ESPN was part of the 250 media members on hand, and according to, they are looking to beef up their Heat coverage.

Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Mike Wallace of The Miami Herald, are the two reporters rumored to be on’s radar as Miami Heat beat reporters.

Yes, you read correctly.

Two reporters to cover the Heat.

And no, not for, which isn’t in the works at the moment.

Two reporters to cover the Heat for, which will be renamed by December at this rate.

Windhorst has covered James and the Cavaliers since 2003 and has been an ESPN contributor.

Brooks is reporting that Wallace has resigned from his position at The Miami Herald as beat writer for the Heat, though he has been tweeting from media day and had a story in Sunday’s newspaper.

The potential move makes sense for Windhorst, who could escape from what might be one of the worst teams in the league this year in Cleveland and rekindle his solid relationship with James.

But if you’re Wallace, wouldn’t you want to scoop the competition instead of getting lost in the shuffle?

Stay tuned.