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The #1 Fantasy Football Player Most Discussed On Social Media For 2013

Brandwatch analyzed a data set of more than 130,000 public mentions on social media in the U.S. to determine what fantasy football fans are saying about their favorite players on Twitter, Facebook, sports forums, and major fantasy football networks.

The results, below.

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Ravens Lose To Broncos, But Come Out On Top On Twitter

NFL season is back, which means lots of buzz on Twitter.

During Thursday night’s kickoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos, the latter may have won the game – but they lost in terms of Twitter mentions.

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REVEALED: America’s Most Social Sports Teams [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’ve been active on social media for any reasonable period of time, and if you’re a fan, chances are that you’re following one or more sports teams – and probably a few athletes – on Twitter.

Indeed, social media has revolutionised sports marketing, allowing the NFL, MLB, NBA and other leagues to proactively engage with fans and the media, driving website footfall, eyeballs and merchandise sales.

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Synthesio Launches U.S. Open Real-Time Social Media Leaderboard

Global social media monitoring leader Synthesio is once again innovatively tapping into the cultural zeitgeist with a U.S. Open real-time online leaderboard tracking the social media buzz of all the players.

It’s the best way to see if the tennis stars’ digital popularity corresponds to their success on the court.

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More Sports Fans Turning To Digital Media Over TV [STATS]

Thanks in large part to social media – Twitter in particular – sports fans are increasingly turning to the Internet rather than TV to watch games and other sports content.

According to data from the Sports Media Consumption Report 2013, by Sporting News Media, Kantar Media, and TV Sport markets, 63% of fans went online for sports content, up from 56% just two years ago.

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NFL Player Tarell Brown Loses $2 Million, Fires Agent — All Because Of A Tweet

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown got some bad news recently, but not from his coach or agent – from Twitter.

The NFL player learned via a tweet from Brian McIntyre, a Yahoo! Sports NFL writer, that he was out $2 million.

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Top 25 Most Socially Engaged College Football Fanbases

Online ticket broker TicketCity has published the results of its first annual overall ranking of the most engaged fan bases in college football.

TicketCity ranked the top 25 teams based on their Twitter followings, Facebook likes, “talking about” metrics, and offline factors including attendance, percentage of stadium capacity filled at home games, and home ticket prices from the 2012 season, excluding bowl games.

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Australia’s National Rugby League Sets Up Social Media Mission Control Room, Generates 1B Impressions

The State of Origin is basically the Super Bowl of rugby, an annual best-of-three series of rugby league football matches between the Blues and the Maroons, who represent the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland, respectively.

In honor of the premier sporting event, Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) partnered with digital marketing agency VML Australia to create a tricked-out NRL Mission Control Room. Take a look inside.

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MLB All Star Game Dominates Twitter With More Than 1 Million Tweets

Yesterday’s MLB All Star Game was also an All Star on Twitter, with more than 1 million tweets about the game including a peak of 23,00 tweets per minute for Mariano Rivera’s relief appearance.

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Barcelona, Real Madrid And Man Utd Rule As Soccer Dominates Sports Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Forbes have unveiled their annual look at the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams, a list which is dominated by football – both in the European and U.S. varieties.

Indeed, in news that might be surprising for U.S. sports fans, it’s soccer teams that make up the top three sports franchises, with Real Madrid ($3.3 billion value), Manchester United ($3.165 billion) and Barcelona ($2.6 billion) leading the way. The New York Yankees ($2.3 billion) and the Dallas Cowboys ($2.1 billion) round out the top five.

But where do they stand in social media?

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