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Friday, January 20, 2012

"The Shot" going viral

I think we've got a viral video on our's even got it's own nickname (The Shot).

Not even three days after being posted on YouTube, Drew Brenner's full court swish against West Holmes has garnered more than 6,000 hits on YouTube and has created a Twitter buzz among local sports fans and in workplaces like nothing I've seen before.

As far as this site goes, the day the video was posted generated the 2nd most hits this website has ever had...only the day of the 100th Orrville-Wooster football game in 2010 had more hits.....and after today, that record may fall.

Just this afternoon, Steve Montoya (@SMontoyaMP on Twitter) at MaxPreps (@MaxPreps on Twitter) picked up Drew's shot (after being told be a little birdie) and are now featuring the shot on their national blog.

Here's the picture proof....

...and here's the link to the actual blog post.

Awesome stuff...and more proof of the power of social media.  It's how a video from little Orrville ends up on a national website, and how amateur athletes are discovered and recruited.

Congrats again to Drew.


LeopardNation said...

Nothing better than a video gone viral, mine did as well. It was on the front of Yahoo, AOL, and more for the Leps players pointing to the sky and being penalized:

Did you take this video?

Angie said...

WOW!! What a great shot!!