Patriots vs. Jets: That was a close one!

Live tweeting during the game

The New England Patriots faced the New York Jetsyesterday at 4:25 p.m. in Foxborough, MA. Most fans (of both teams) expected it to be an easy win for the Pats. The Jets just can’t really seem to get it together this season. However, it was just the opposite.

By the end of the fourth quarter, the Jets led over the Pats by a field goal. However, with a few seconds left Stephen Gostowski managed to kick a field goal and tie the game. This left the two teams forcibly into overtime.

The Patriots received first possession, but couldn’t manage a touchdown. They led the game with a field goal, 29-26. The Jets had a huge opportunity to win the game. All they needed was a touchdown. A field goal would have tied the game, but unfortunately they could not manage either.

The worst of it came when Rob Ninkovich knocked the ball out of Mark Sanchez‘s hand and recovered the fumble. This ended the game and secured a Pats win of 29-26. The Patriots (4-3) moved into first place in their division.

Not contrary to the norm, I watched this game while on Twitter. I always enjoy live tweeting during the game and finding out what others have to say. For my fellow Pats fans, we converse over the game and cheer together. It’s fun to see what celebrities have to say too. I would be lying if I said I also didn’t find it entertaining to read what the haters have to say.

My one friend who is a Jets fan constantly tweeted about how the game appeared to be fixed. Reading things like that puts your view in a different perspective. It makes you think about all aspects of the game.

Live tweeting and checking social networks during an event is beneficial for me. Sure, it can be distracting, because you stand the chance of missing an important play or moment. But for the most part, it is helpful. It places society together at one time. For a moment, a majority of the world is in the same place at the same time.

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Posted on October 22, 2012, in Social Media, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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