Today, beginning at 8:00pm ET, in conjunction with the NFL Draft, the ACC Digital Network brought to you by Ruby Tuesday is providing unique coverage by allowing fans to tune in to a private Players Draft Party. Besides the two networks and over 1,000 news media people converging on Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sports Techie community blog readers can watch the live 2014 NFL draft with Clinton Portis, Greg Olsen and Renaldo Wynn at theACCDN draft party.
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The 3,500 fans in attendance and the millions of fans watching the draft on ESPN on HD TV and mobile devices loaded with the WatchESPN app, are part of this epic three days of drafting that has grown from essentially non-techie to Ultra Sports Techie on a global scale.
Add in the hype about the new movie, “Draft Day” to the promotional mix and this 2014 NFL draft is sure to be a top rated digital show in the U.S. making the league, sponsors and fans happy until their team picks the wrong player because they did not trust the Big Data and instead relied on human instinct.
The NFL Network will have cameras at 20 team draft parties yet it makes me wonder why all the teams do not participate in a draft war room cam unless they are paranoid of exposing themselves to millions of connected fans and fellow football competitors. I like that the defending Super Bowl 48 champions, the Seattle Seahawks, are super fan friendly and allow cams into the draft room.
Top former NFL draftees Clinton Portis and Renaldo Wynn, along with current Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen will be joining ACCDN host, Jeff Fischel, to hang out and watch the draft from a local loft apartment with the cameras on. By tuning in to theACC.com, fans watching will be listening into their conversations, and will have a chance to chat directly with these professional athletes through twitter by using the hashtag, #theACCDN.
The pros will talk about everything from the impact the player will make on the NFL team that drafted them to the suit the player chooses to wear on Draft night. Fans are encouraged to follow @theACCDN on Twitter and direct questions to the players Twitter handles to get a glimpse of the NFL Draft through the eyes of an athlete.
Clinton Portis (@TheRealC_Portis): 2nd Round, 51st overall – Denver Broncos, 2002
Renaldo Wynn (@RenaldoWynn): 1st Round, 21st overall – Jacksonville Jaguars, 1997
Greg Olsen ( @GregOlsen82): 1st Round, 31st overall – Chicago Bears, 2007
Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel): ACCDN Host, ACC Football Expert, 2012
ABOUT THE ACC DIGITAL NETWORK
The ACC Digital Network (theACCDN) is a joint venture between Silver Chalice, a fast-growing digital sports and entertainment media firm and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original on-demand content throughout the entire year.
All ACCDN videos are viewable on theACC.com, the ACC mobile and tablet app, as well as various streaming and connected mobile and TV devices such as Apple TV and Roku. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACCDN on Twitter and Instagram.
Sports Techie, Follow this draft on hashtag #NFLDraft and break out your smartphones and tablets to help make your TV viewing fan experience even better with second screen real-time information.
Note that the 2014 draft results today through Saturday can be reviewed at theACC.com website. You can also use their filters to view previous draft selections.
Do me a favor and tweet this blog to Portis, Olsen and Wynn and let them and #ACCDN host Jeff Fischel know you are a supportive Sports Techie reader.
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