In just under thirteen months since its launch, FanWide (http://www.FanWide.com) has promoted and collected data from over a quarter of a million events nationwide. An event is an organized meetup where a group of sports fans gets together out of their home to watch one of almost 15,000 televised games, commonly known as a “watch party”.
In just under thirteen months since its launch, FanWide has promoted and collected data from over a quarter of a million events nationwide. An event is an organized meetup where a group of sports fans gets together out of their home to watch one of almost 15,000 televised games, commonly known as a “watch party”.
Last weekend, No. 16 Washington State University defeated No. 5 USC 30-27 at home in Pullman, Washington. Naturally, the crazed Coug fans rushed the field.
A recent study from Limelight Networks shows that men aged 18-25 prefer to watch eSports over other, more conventional sports.
In the last few decades, eSports have become a major industry competing with traditional sports such as basketball or football. The Season 3 World Championship of League of Legends in 2014 gathered 32 million viewers, exceedingly more than the World Series or NCAA Final Four that year. The winners of The International (a tournament for Dota 2) won a combined $11 million this summer, whereas Tom Brady made a mere $183,000 for winning the Super Bowl. The International Olympic Committee even flirted with the idea of including eSports as an event in the Olympic Games to increase their appeal to millennials.
On Wednesday, Michael Bennett, a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, posted a letter about his arrest in Las Vegas to Twitter claiming that the police had used an excessive amount of force to detain him. He is looking to sue the Las Vegas police for their unjust treatment of him during the incident.
Every football fan is familiar with Colin Kaepernick’s choice to sit down during the national anthem to protest inequality in the United States. Or JJ Watt helping to raise $28 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.
In light of the National Football League (NFL) introducing more leniency when it comes to the cleats players choose to wear while performing, I became curious as to what reasons are behind the uniform policy and what it entails. This is what I have found.
The uniform policy is in place for three main reasons:
There are times in every sports fan’s life when the usual pub fare just isn’t enough to supplement the game experience. San Francisco and the Bay Area not only have great sports, but also have great sports bars with good food. Fans no longer have to put up with lackluster nachos and soggy wings; here are some of the best watch party hosts where you can also fill up.
The Windy City is known for deep dish pizza, hot dogs without ketchup, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. You don’t have to be a fan of those to have a great time at a watch party in Chicago.
Here are some of the best sites to catch a game in Chicago:
Saturdays in Chicago, you can find many different groups of college football fans geared up and ready to watch their team take on the enemy of the week. With the college feel of the bar itself, those fans will feel right at home. Gamekeepers is on a popular intersection on Lincoln Avenue and is one of Chicago’s oldest sports bars.
When you are in the biggest city in the United States, it can be difficult to find out which bar or restaurant is the best one to catch a watch party or find a game for your favorite team.
Like all major cities, New York has sports bars dedicated to fans’ favorite teams as well as bars where fans can go, have a drink and find that “just right” atmosphere for watching any game or sports event in NYC.
Calling all team Mexico and USA soccer fans – join us for a family-friendly, all-inclusive soccer watch party event!
FanWide is hosting the biggest party in Seattle for this international soccer grudge match between rivals Mexico and USA, at Belltown Pub on 1st Avenue – complete with an appearance by a player from the reigning MLS Cup Champions, the Seattle Sounders!