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The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job Contest

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I know we don't have a lot of readers that frequent Ridiculous Upside, but I like to think those that do visit these parts on a regular basis are pretty die-hard sports fans. Using the transitive property I learned about in high school, it seems reasonable to deduce that people who are fans of sports probably would like to work in sports as well.

That being said, an excellent opportunity came from Xfinity Sports to my filled to the brim inbox over the weekend and I'm just getting around to sharing it with you all. Details after the jump!

Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here’s your chance – XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012.

The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and runs from January 13th through March 25th. The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is truly a dream job opportunity for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.

Here’s how it works:

From January 13 – February 6, you can log on to and submit a :30-2:00 video on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab that shows why your sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for Comcast products and services makes you the perfect candidate for the job.

The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on for fans to vote on from February 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25th!

Head today to and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon, as February 6th is the deadline for video submissions! Thanks to Ridiculous Upside partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.

Thanks for reading, thanks for trying and I'll be back tomorrow with my usual D-League coverage!