Do It For the Kiddies
Jeremy Lin may be the most popular athlete in history whose physical skills are equally proportional to his consummate nerdiness. One example: The Landry Fields/Jeremy Lin “Nerdshake.” For another, just look to his fanbase, which apparently includes coders and the tech-savvy users they cater to, both of whom are expressing their Linsanity through popular web apps.
Finally, there’s a feel-good reason to keep the Jeremy Lin puns coming. SeatGeek and Breadpig have teamed up to give away two tickets to the Knicks-Cavalier’s game at Madison Square Garden next Wednesday, February 29th . . . aaaaaand the chance to experience the Linsanity alongside Reddit cofounder and “all around good guy” Alexis Ohanian. (Those aren’t scare quotes, Mr. Ohanian really is the nicest, but we like that goodness is listed as part of his appeal.)
The philanthropic collabo is being facilitated by DonorsChoose.org. Mr. Ohanian told Betabeat that he will soon be joining the startup’s advisory board. “WOO for NY startups,” he emailed. Since this is for a good cause, we’ll refrain from asking him to step away from the pom-poms. Anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more towards physical education projects in New York City schools is eligible to win the tickets. The initiative, which did a soft launch last Friday, has already raised $1,561. Deadline for donations is next Monday at midnight.
Mark Zuckerberg’s personal net worth may soon surpass Larry’s and Sergey’s. So you have to get creative about how to spend those billions. What better way than to pay homage to a fellow wunderkind and cure a bad case of the linsanes all at the same time?
Mr. Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan stopped by Madison Square Garden over the weekend to watch the Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks. According to CNBC sports reporter Darren Rovell, Zuck’s seats, which were right behind the Knicks’s bench, typically go for $1,200.
The timeline of New York Knicks overnight superstar Jeremy Lin on social networks probably goes something like:
1. Twitter (“Who’s this Jeremy Lin guy?“)
2. Facebook (“Look at this Jeremy Lin guy.“)
3. Foursquare (“I’m watching this Jeremy Lin guy right now.“)
4. Tumblr (“Fuck Yeah This Jeremy Lin Guy Dot Tumblr Dot Com.“)
5. Reddit (“Here is everything about this Jeremy Lin guy that will be reported by news outlets in no less than two weeks.“)
6. Quora (“What is it like to play basketball with Jeremy Lin?“)
Well, not only has the question been asked, but it now has an answer, and it’s basically set Quora on fire.