My sixth sports-related OGB Post went up about 20 minutes before the first pitch of the 2011 World Series and includes a bunch of baseball search-related trends. The most interesting? The rally squirrel. I couldn't be less interested in the series with the Rangers and the Cards. At least I can root for the Cards because so many Cubs fans will be bummed out if they win. ------------------------------------------------------- Here are the live links to all twelve of my posts on the Official Google Blog: At the Republican National Convention: Politics in the Cloud and on the Ground (9/9/08) Searching for the Next Olympic Host City (10/1/09) Searching for the 2010 Stanley Cup (6/2/10) Celebrating 10 Years in Chicago ( 12/16/10) Auto Industry off to a Fast Start in Motown (1/14/11) It's Googler v. Googler this weekend as the Packer and Steelers face off (2/3/11) Searching for a Cinderella Story (3/31/11) If the Green Jacket Fits (4/7/11) The Taxman
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Late Friday afternoon, my fifth sports-related went up on the Official Google Blog - this one focused on football. Entitled "It's Kickoff Time for US Football Searches" , the piece touched on the behavior of football fans all across the country. I'm just the 'ghost-writer', as this piece is (once again!) signed by someone else. A few things to note: 1. I was able to sneak in a Jim Mora "Playoffs?!?!" Easter Egg in the post that links to a video clip. 2. I also had a link from the post where I referenced the Bears to Denny Green's "The Bears are who we thought they were. If you wanna crown their asses, then crown 'em!" rant, but that got pulled. 3. In the draft version, I included a link to this chart below (comparing football to religion) when saying that football was a big deal. Again, wiser heads prevailed! World Series will likely be the next sports post, but that only gets us to six. I'd like to find a few
My fourth sports-related search trends blog post went up on the Official Google Blog yesterday - just in time for the Mavs victory in game six. In this piece , we dug in on some professional hoops trends and found some interesting things including how the on-court renaissance that veteran Jason Kidd has under-taken is mirrored online and he's seen a surge as the playoffs wore on. Have to be happy for him this morning, right? If the Stanley Cup goes to game seven, I might be able to squeeze in a NHL post all about Lord Stanley's Cup and what a big deal a game seven is for all sports. -------------------------- Here are the live links to all ten of my posts on the Official Google Blog: At the Republican National Convention: Politics in the Cloud and on the Ground (9/9/08) Searching for the Next Olympic Host City (10/1/09) Searching for the 2010 Stanley Cup (6/2/10) Celebrating 10 Years in Chicago ( 12/16/10) Auto Industry off to a Fast Start in Motown (1/1
With The Masters coming so quickly after the Final Four, my sports-related Official Google Blog posts are coming fast these days. Just 7 days after I told you guys about the latest Final Four trends , I found a ex-pro golfer at Google to "sign" my latest piece. This one was fun, but because the trends around the game have been so dominated by Tiger's off-course issues, there were a few problems with hanging our hat on the leading players. As I write this, I'm watching the final holes at Augusta and just as our post posited, there are very talented, but relatively unknown golfers coming on strong to contend for the green jacket. (Hello Jason Day, Adam Scott, and Charl Schwartzel!) One trend that I didn't get into the post was around the Par 3 contest that takes place the Wednesday before the tournament opens. This year it seems, interest in the Par 3 contest skyrocketed as more golf fans wanted to know more about it. Perhaps it has something to do with E
Wondering if the Tostitos sponsorship of the BCS National Championship game and the Fiesta Bowl are paying off for them? They've faced some criticism for the way Brent Musburger inserted their brand name in the game - something Tostitos said they had nothing do do with. I can't say for sure that it is money well spent, but based on the buzz on Google searches - which goes through the roof AROUND THE WORLD, I'd say it is money well spent. They always get a smaller spike around Bowl Season, but this year, the public was clamoring for more info. Anyone have any insight into why there are summer surges? The world craving nachos?