Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Contest! Win a BIG JAMBOX by Jawbone

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Fans Voices program
and have been provided with a wireless device (Droid Maxx)
and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

The top football game of the year is this weekend, and the NHL has been kind enough to bless us with a whole string of outdoor games this season. 

And to help you enjoy your game day experiences, we're giving away a BIG JAMBOX™ by Jawbone® (retail value $299), courtesy of Verizon!

Details of the BIG JAMBOX™:
  • Stream hi-fi audio from any Bluetooth® device
  • Download new features, apps, and software upgrades right to your speaker
  • Built-in microphone lets you enjoy hands-free phone calls and video chats
  • Lasts up to 15 hours on a single charge
  • Wireless range: 33 feet (10 meters)
  • Connect via Bluetooth®, 3.5mm stereo input, or micro-USB

There are two ways to enter:
1) Reply to the question below on this blog entry. (If you are posting as 'Anonymous', be sure to use an identifier for your entry, such as your Twitter handle! I need to be able to contact the winner!)
2) Reply to my post about this contest my HockeyBroad Facebook page (same question, just different place to enter).
Entries will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, February 2nd (CST). I will announce the winner via, Facebook, and Twitter (@HockeyBroad). Entries will be judged based on creativity, so have fun with this! (Please note: only US residents can win. Sorry to my Canadian & other non-US followers!)

To enter our contest, you just have to answer one question: 
Whether you're attending in person, tailgating, out at a sports bar, or just watching at home, tell us how you tie technology (phone, tablets, computer, etc) into your big game day activities.


  1. I usually watch Blues games on my TV or listen to the games while at work by using my bluetooth ear piece. @separrett

  2. Currently watching the Hawks on my laptop since we don't get WGN in my area, plus I check Facebook and Twitter for updates when I can't watch. @MamaSqueak23

  3. Due to location, I'm limited by the amount of real time interaction I can have with my team and that can get frustrating. Because I want to go to appearances and games at the UC or tailgating shenanigans but there is this pesky thing called geography. However, I use my phone to fuel my Blackhawks addiction through all the normal channels: Facebook statuses loudly cursing the heavens about dismal PPs or reverent insistence that everything will be alright if we just keep making Hossa a happy human; constant Instas of me in Hawks gear or my cat Pascale (because cats and hockey go together always, right?); various apps keep me abreast of information like the Blackhawks Official, GameCenter, Yahoo!Fantasy Hockey (being the only lady in the league means I spend a lot of time gloating) or my hockey radio apps (because even though I pay exorbitantly for Center Ice, I'm not always home for Pat and Eddie) and of course, Twitter to keep up on everything that's going on with my Hawks fans, link me to places to get the latest news, watch Luongo chirp the world and generally feel better about living in a city where hockey is a distant passion for some.

    Without technology, I think I'd definitely feel less connected to such an incredible fanbase. It also helps me keep informed about other comings and goings in the league that I might not actively hunt down because it's not about my team or relevant to my fantasy league domination. I hope, however faintly a possibility, that technology will help me get a job in the hockey world someday. I'm certainly a girl on the outside looking in without it.


    1. Congratulations, you're our winner! You'll be contacted w/ how to collect your prize!

  4. Technology is vitally important to me especially when it comes to my love of hockey. I am lucky enough to get CSNChicago through DISH so I can watch most games on TV. However, I'm always plugged in on my iPad and my iPhone during games. I use these devices to post comments, check the standings, and occasionally talk trash to some Wings fans I know. I even have Siri play "Chelsea Dagger" after goals during away games. I may get annoyed when there are blackouts but I still can enjoy the game through WGN radio on my devices. On rare occasions I have missed viewing a game for weddings, baby showers and other events. I never feel that I actually missed the game because fellow Blackhawks fans keep me abreast of all the game's actions via Twitter. I live in a small Illinois town and outside my immediate family I am unaware of any other hockey fans that reside here. People in my hometown do not understand the importance of "Because It's The Cup." Through Twitter I am able to join an entire population of fans just as passionate about the game as I am. Technology blessed me with a hockey family.


  5. I always use my iPad to stream games in class so I don't miss any of the important action. If I can't stream it, I like to check the tweets and keep updated. I just have to be careful of if someone scores that I don't jump up out of excitement or make a scene...


  6. Technology is vital in today's society, and the sporting world is no different. I can use my iPhone or iPad to stream a game, which is great when I'm on the go and not able to catch it at home on television. If I'm unable to catch a stream, then I can access so many mobile applications that have coverage, and in the end, I am able to supplement with those programs. This is just ONE way in which technology has enhanced my sporting life. Along with being able to catch up on scores, and action, I am able to network with people all over the world, and the country, and we can bond over something in common like a sports team, player, or more! Technology in addition to the sporting event enhances the game, makes it even MORE exciting, and allows for me to reach out to even more people that I may have never met before. Speaking from experience, during the London Olympics, I 'met' someone on Twitter - and along with our love for Phelps, we realized we had a LOT in common. That was over a year ago and I STILL talk to this girl everyday and hope to someday meet her! Without technology tied into my sporting routine, I would never have met her, and would be missing out on one of the best friends! Technology does more than provide scores, it enhances the game in a way we can't even do as humans, it brings people miles and miles away, closer together, to bond over one thing: The Love of the Game.

  7. Technology has become increasingly important in how I experience my favorite teams, as I don't care for the teams in the current city where I reside. 14 years ago when I first got a computer, it was great to be able to listen to the "voice" of my hometown team. Now, I'm able to actually watch those games online. Last year I finally upgraded my phone and was able to get my hockey games. It was cool to be at parent teacher night conferences, and when I had a break, I'd sneak over to my phone for a glimpse. This summer I was blessed to get a tablet. Now I can have a game on my tv, one on my pc, one on my tablet, and one on my phone. Serious sports addict nirvana! I love interacting with players and writers on twitter. I've "met" some awesome folks and have become friends with a few just from 140 characters at a time. The games are much more fun when you're interacting with others, even if it's just through words. At least you're not the only one who thinks the referee made the wrong call! Probably the coolest thing so far though has been my brother facetiming me from the Stadium Series game in LA. I could almost smell the Dodger dog as my nephew waved it at me, and I got to watch the KISS performance from their vantage point. When I was in college, I could only call home once a week because of long distance charges, and I'd always wait till Sunday so I could find out how the local teams did. Now, of course, I have it instantaneously, but if I want to call my folks when they're at a game, I can do that too! At age 51, it's exciting to see how far we've come in my lifetime, but it's even more so to think just how far we'll go. PS... the Dick Tracy watch that is now a REAL thing, is the bomb dot com. @texasrulzgrl


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