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XFINITY's Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest

When was the last time you had to wait to find out what is happening in the sports world? When is the last time you wondered what your favorite baseball writer was holding back? Probably quite awhile ago, because in this day and age of sports media, the minute something happens, 5 people are talking about it online. A beat writer tweets it, a blog picks it up, and facebook followers see the newest article, all within 30 minutes of a RUMOR being whispered.

What's even cooler is the fact that everyone can participate. Everyone has a twitter account, even if it's just for the sake of following your custom list of people. But what if you're more active, more conversational? Check out what XFINITY is offering.

Have you ever watched one of those TV shows where from thousands of hopefuls, one star is born? Well, Purple Row readers, here's your chance to play "starmaker" and help pick the new voice of sports in social media!

XFINITY is looking for the next renowned sports social media star through its Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest. The winning candidate will serve as the new voice of XFINITY in the sports social media space and go behind-the-scenes at some of the biggest sporting events in 2012, sharing exclusive insights and updates with fans.

From February 9-19, you can review qualified entry videos and vote for the contestant you'd like to see advance to the finals of the XFINITY Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest. The five entrants with the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sporting events the weekend of March 8-11. Fans can head today to and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab to vote for your favorite personality (once per day)!

Will you choose the brainiac with the encyclopedia of stats, the former jock who knows the game inside out, or the corporate type who gets the marketing side of the business? You decide. Vote today at!

If you're big into social media, well, shoot me an email first, because we could probably use some social media people. But if you want a shot at having a major media player behind your sports commentary, give the contest a click.