Discover Fan Loyalty Poll: Cheer On Your Champs And Vote Which Team You Want To See Play In The Discover Orange Bowl

The Discover Orange Bowl is just over a month away and, while fans do not get to select which two teams play in this season’s prestigious BCS Bowl Game, what if they got to voice their opinion anyway? Following the Week 15 games, including the five major conference championship games, the BCS Bowl Games will be announced on Sunday, December 8. Teams are still fighting to prove they deserve an invitation to one of the five BCS Bowl Games, including the Discover Orange Bowl in Miami on January 3, 2014. And while fans may not have the final influence over the voters and in the polls and the BCS Standings, they can still let the world know who they feel is most deserving to play in the Discover Orange Bowl. It is extremely easy to cheer on your team and try to convince the BCS Committee that your favorite college football team should be invited to play in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl game on January 3 in Miami. Keep reading to find out how you can use social media in a plethora of ways to voice your opinion!

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Are you rooting for the Clemson Tigers to make their way back to the Orange Bowl and exact some revenge for their loss a few years back? Will you have your fingers crossed to see the Alabama Crimson Tide play in Miami in just under a month? Depending on what happens in the ACC and Big 10 Championship Games, what if one of those teams were to get an invitation to play in this season’s Discover Orange Bowl? Would you be thrilled to see the Florida State Seminoles or Duke Blue Devils from the ACC, or the Ohio State Buckeyes or Michigan State Spartans from the Big 10? If you are a true fan of any of these teams, then you have to prove it by telling the world that your team should go to the Discover Orange Bowl! Here’s how you can show your support:

Through an interactive social media dashboard at, fans can monitor just how socially active their fan base is through a real-time conversation meter that builds based on volume of messages fans send with team specific hashtags/keywords or #DiscoverOrangeBowl. The conversation before December 9th focuses on who fans think will earn a berth in the Discover Orange Bowl Friday, January 3, 2014. After the teams are selected, the conversation will shift to focus on the fan bases of the teams who earned a berth in the Discover Orange Bowl. From now through December 9, fans have the option to share their fan-centric photos via Instagram, tweet for their team or recruit their friends via Facebook—all in the name of cheering for their favorite college football team online. But don’t think there won’t be competition; fans can also monitor the ongoing fan conversation on the dashboard which tracks team related hashtags and keywords, including #DiscoverOrangeBowl.

Therefore, if you really are a fan of any of the aforementioned teams listed above, then you had better prove it by visiting the website and casting your vote. But, don’t just stop there. Tweet it, shout it out on Facebook and display it all over Facebook! After all, fans of the other teams will, so you better make sure to represent for your favorite college football team!

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Fans are encouraged to visit to view how their “socially supportive” their own fan base is and encourage their fellow fans to contribute an Instagram photo, tweet or ‘like’ to show support for their favorite college football team.

1.       Use #DiscoverOrangeBowl in social content to cheer on their teams or vote for their match up (Now-December 8, 2013)

a.       Photo Upload – Include following message on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram (mobile only): Would love to see my #Spartans in this year’s #DiscoverOrangeBowl!
b.      Twitter – I’m excited that #Alabama may be headed to this year’s #DiscoverOrangeBowl! #RollTide
c.       Facebook – Include following message in text box: My vote for the #DiscoverOrangeBowl is #Clemson! #SolidOrange #GoTigers

2.       Visit the site and share socially from there:

a.       Enter your top pick for the Discover Orange Bowl as part of the GameDay Leaderboard
b.      Share your College Football Photos, in support of your GameDay pick
c.       Tweet for your team
d.      Recruit your friends

So, are you a true fan? Will you cheer on your team and help try to get them to the Discover Orange Bowl? Let me hear you!

After you cheer on your team and let the world know which team should play in this season’s Discover Orange Bowl in Miami on January 3, 2014, make sure to check back with us following the official announcement of the matchup to see how you can take your support to the next level. Phase One is attempting to get your team into the big game. Phase Two will include cheering on your team against the opposition!

Make sure that you stay tuned to Boston Super Blog for all of the latest polls and results from the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll. We have got you covered throughout the remainder of the 2013 college football season, leading all the way up to the BCS Championship Game! Make sure to Like Discover on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

The Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is conducted twice a month by Rasmussen Reports, a nationally recognized leader in polling, who gathers sentiment by phone from 1500 college football fans who follow games at least once per week on television, radio, in person or online. The Poll leads up to the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl. Discover’s commitment to college football includes relationships with ESPN and Notre Dame Football on NBC.

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Rob Kelley

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.