Sports on Tumblr: All of the action, all of the drama, all of the…awkwardness. These are the sentiments reflected in the top ten posts about sports on Tumblr over the last month, when 673.9k sports fans generated 65.3k posts earning 1.1 million notes. That’s an average of 17 notes per post, closest to the engagement levels of food talk and DIY on Tumblr.
Tumblr isn’t the place for hard-hitting, in-depth technical coverage of sporting events. It’s a place to look at the lighter side of moments between plays, and reimagine what is possible, as the top ten posts continue to show us. USA Today understands this attitude and takes the same approach with its sports Tumblr— probably a reason one of its posts shows up in the top ten. Half of the top posts were from ForGIFs, highlighting the ability of the moving picture files to showcase moments in sports history, be they traumatic, dramatic, or entertaining.
And while the sports conversation might not be the most hard-hitting, it does call on a knowledge of sports history, with top posts like this one. 
As for particular sports Tumblr is focused on? You can draw conclusions from the most popular tags:

sports 


gif


lol


football


basketball


nba


nfl


soccer

But it might just be that they reflect that Tumblr’s ability to bring levity to any and every subject.
Sports comic via Vector Belly. 

Sports on Tumblr: All of the action, all of the drama, all of the…awkwardness. These are the sentiments reflected in the top ten posts about sports on Tumblr over the last month, when 673.9k sports fans generated 65.3k posts earning 1.1 million notes. That’s an average of 17 notes per post, closest to the engagement levels of food talk and DIY on Tumblr.

Tumblr isn’t the place for hard-hitting, in-depth technical coverage of sporting events. It’s a place to look at the lighter side of moments between plays, and reimagine what is possible, as the top ten posts continue to show us. USA Today understands this attitude and takes the same approach with its sports Tumblr— probably a reason one of its posts shows up in the top ten. Half of the top posts were from ForGIFs, highlighting the ability of the moving picture files to showcase moments in sports history, be they traumatic, dramatic, or entertaining.

And while the sports conversation might not be the most hard-hitting, it does call on a knowledge of sports history, with top posts like this one.

As for particular sports Tumblr is focused on? You can draw conclusions from the most popular tags:

  1. sports

  2. gif

  3. lol

  4. football

  5. basketball

  6. nba

  7. nfl

  8. soccer

But it might just be that they reflect that Tumblr’s ability to bring levity to any and every subject.

Sports comic via Vector Belly. 

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