Judging by the lengthy comments some of you have made on A Sea of Blue, and by my Twitter feed which sees lots of ASoB readers chatting about the Wildcats, there are more than one of you who harbor a burning desire to share your sports knowledge with the rest of the world.
Opportunities to do that are fairly rare. Although anyone can start a blog, or tweeting away the day, anyone who has ever done it will tell you that's a tough way to pay the bills. Unless, of course, you have someone to make that possible.
Which bring us to it - it will be possible for some lucky soul. Follow me past the jump for more.
Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here's your chance - XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012.
The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and runs from January 13th through March 25th. The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is truly a dream job opportunity for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.
Here's how it works:
From January 13 - February 6, you can log on to Facebook.com/XFINITY and submit a :30-2:00 video on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab that shows why your sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for Comcast products and services makes you the perfect candidate for the job.
The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on Facebook.com/XFINITY for fans to vote on from February 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25th!
Head today to Facebook.com/XFINITY and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon, as February 6th is the deadline for video submissions! Thanks to A Sea of Blue partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.
So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation -- your chance to become a social media star, and represent for the BBN (and A Sea of Blue if you feel like it, but we'll cheer you on nonetheless!).
Somebody is going to win. You know the rest.