Football Archive

Two million people streamed the NFL on Twitter last night and loved it

The NFL just released numbers on last night’s debut of NFL’s Thursday Night Football on Twitter, and they are pretty damn good. More than 2M people watched the game on Twitter, compared to 48M who watched it on TV. The average user also spent 22 minutes watching on Twitter, compared to 25 minutes watching on TV (which is the only stat that is almost identical). …

Gary Lineker's pants – buy of the day

Gary Lineker stayed good to his word and, in a studio filled with reverie and innuendo, presented the first segment of last weekend’s Match of the Day, as he promised he would if Leicester City won the Premier League title in 2015 in his underwear. But were they pants? Or shorts, possibly? No one was certain. The reaction on Twitter started out confused, then snowballed …