NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SportsYapper, a first-of-its-kind social sports app which will redefine the social media landscape by connecting friends and fans around the globe while they're watching a game, today officially launched. With 83% of fans checking social media while watching sports on TV, SportsYapper provides the ultimate second screen experience for sports fans.
"Even when you're watching a game on your couch, SportsYapper lets you share the excitement, frustration, anticipation and everything else that goes on with friends and other fans who are watching. And unlike other social networks, SportsYapper lets you create a social graph specifically around your passion for sports and teams," says Eric Goldstein, founder and CEO.
The roster of SportsYapper partners includes New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, social media pioneers Eric Goldstein, Dave Grossman and Darren Bounds, veteran Johnson & Johnson marketer Brian Perkins, and entrepreneur Kenny Dichter, the founder of Marquis Jet.
"SportsYapper will change the way people watch sports," says Teixeira. "It's great for me because I'm often watching games alone while on the road. Rather than trying to text with five buddies at once, SportsYapper gives me one place to stay connected to family, friends and other fans while I'm watching a game."
SportsYapper features include:
- Call "Game On!" to check in to any game you're watching and to invite your friends on SportsYapper, Twitter and Facebook to Yapp it with you.
- Easily share your Yapps on Facebook and Twitter.
- Follow dedicated sport and team streams to see what your friends and other fans are Yapping about. Sports currently supported include: MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, International Soccer, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, Golf, Tennis, and more!
- Follow your friends from Facebook and Twitter as well as fans you meet on SportsYapper to create a social graph around your passion for sports.
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