Monday, December 6, 2010
Josh McDaniels and The Internet
It's no question that now ex-head coach of the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniels, made recent mistakes, including the taping of previous games and what many have called poor sportsmanship. Because of this, fans called for his resignation, holding signs at games encouraging the investors to fire the coach.
This evening, McDaniels was officially fired, and the response was mixed. Some said it was about time, others were shocked that the team decided to make such a costly financial decision. But the most impressive thing about this story is the speed at which the news spread.
Within 30 minutes of the ESPN story being posted on the website, the term "McDaniels" was trending worldwide on Twitter and a facebook post on the Denver Broncos profile had reached over 2,000 "likes." It is becoming apparent that if you are logged on to the internet, you are likely to run into a breaking news story that will may become huge news the next day.