How about coming along on a locker room postgame video interview with the Austin Toros, with a few cheerleader interviews with Oscar Davila. The Toros are the NBA Development League team of the San Antonio Spurs and have some great, physical players who we ask about their college backgrounds and current ambitions. This is part 1 of a 10 part video about the Austin Toros. Don’t miss the others by searching for “toros springnet” on Google, iTunes and everywhere you find video on the net.
About a dozen of Austin’s top bloggers, including Elizabeth Quintanilla, Oscar Davila, Greg Ackerman and others tweeted, facebooked and G+ed the Austin Toros basketball home opener win over the Tulsa 66ers. This was a brilliant move by the Toros, to invite Austin’s most popular bloggers and social media mavens to cover every angle of their home opener. They talked to and blogged about cheerleaders, fans, Toros top brass, players, and support people.
According to Michael de Leon of Toros Nation “as if the Austin Toros don’t have enough competition for ticket sales in the form of the University of Texas basketball team, a report from American City Business Journals says Austin could support an NBA team.”
Austin – a metro area with a population of nearly 1.8 million but without any major-league sports franchises – could financially support teams from the NFL, NBA and NHL but might have a hard time supporting a Major League Baseball team, according to a new study.
Says de Leon, “According to the study, Austin has $67 billion in income to support NFL, NBA and NHL teams, but the fact that the city does not have the space to build a new stadium and that Austin would have to compete with the San Antonio Spurs doesn’t give them much of a chance to land a team.”
Too bad the Spurs and NBA is not playing, but you can meet up with me for the Toros season opener and help live blog the event!
Their logo is the design of a bull and basketball with the state of Texas in the background. After the San Antonio Spurs purchased the franchise, the team colors and logo were changed to reflect the silver and black motif used by the Spurs.