Friday, March 15, 2013
Have your favorite DeAndre Jordan face?
By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com
Do you have a good DeAndre Jordan post-dunk face? You might get the chance to show it to him in person. Otherwise, you can buy it on a T-shirt.
|Do you have a good DeAndre Jordan post-dunk face? You might get the chance to show it to him.|
DeAndre Jordan’s posterization of Detroit’s Brandon Knight Sunday and his post-dunk facial reaction has been highlighted multiple times on ESPN and elsewhere and gone viral, earning certain entry in every “Dunk of the Year” contest. The official NBA clip on YouTube has more than 2.2 million views and more than 4,300 comments.
Fans now have the chance to show off their best #DeAndreDunkFace and get something in the process. The best impersonation of Jordan’s post-dunk reaction posted to Instagram with the #DeAndreDunkface hashtag will earn the winner a trip to Los Angeles, two tickets to a Clippers game and the opportunity to show Jordan their version of his face in person. Fans get one entry per day and the winner will be announced on Tuesday by Under Armour.
If you can’t make your own post-dunk face, the above T-shirts are available at UnderArmour.com.
• Kyle Busch is coming off a fourth-place finish at Las Vegas after struggling in his first two Sprint Cup starts this season. He and his wife, Samantha, headed to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Thursday evening along with their three dogs from their home in North Carolina for Sunday’s Food City 500. And like they’ve done in the past, the couple hosted an #AskKyle Q & A on Twitter, with Samantha typing in the answers as Kyle drove.
Busch has a solid social media presence, with more than 67,000 followers on Twitter and 102,000 fans liking the M&Ms Racing Facebook page. “We try to have a lot of fun with it,” he told Playbook earlier in the week. “We use it to get the word out, congratulate the winners each week and engage with some of the core race fans.”
Busch covered several of topics, including his favorite TV shows (“Anger Management” and “The Following”), his favorite food (macaroni and cheese) and the drivers who influenced him while he was growing up (Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt).
He’s looking to contend again at Bristol in his No. 18 M&Ms Toyota this weekend and is offering his supporters an incentive to cheer him on and satisfy their sweet tooth at the same time.
Fans who use the #BetterwithMMs hashtag and post a photo of themselves on Twitter enjoying Sprint Cup races with M&M's and/or M&M's merchandise will have the chance to win prizes. Those spotted in the infield at certain tracks, including Bristol, will get seat upgrades. “We want to reward the fans whether they're enjoying the race at home on their couch or watching it at the track, including this weekend at Bristol,” he said.
For more information, visit the M&Ms Racing page on Facebook.
• Virginia Commonwealth (24-7) has several goals in this weekend’s Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, securing a strong NCAA bid and conference title among them. Another is to raise awareness of the school and its brand, especially since VCU alumni in New York say they had grown tired of hearing “VC-WHO” from their fellow New Yorkers. Alumni of Theta Delta Chi have wrapped three double-decker buses in school colors, promoting the cause with hashtags #LETSGOVCU and #HAVOC. Among the plans – a mobile pep rally Friday featuring the VCU Peppas and cheerleaders and giving away 100 free tickets for Saturday’s game against Butler to kids from the Madison Square Boys and Girls Clubs.
From LIVE! with Kelly and Michael via Lockerz.
• Michael Strahan celebrated his six-month anniversary as co-host on “Live with Kelly and Michael” this week, and the show’s staff marked the occasion with a party at STK in New York that went late into the night. Strahan and Kelly Ripa managed to make it work Wednesday morning in time for the live 9 a.m. ET broadcast without any noticeable aftereffects.
ESPN's Lynn Hoppes contributed to this report. Bill Speros is an ESPN.com contributor. He can be reached on Twitter @billsperos or via email at email@example.com.