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How does Crosby get away with it? (Lack of social media presence)

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06-23-2016, 09:51 PM
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How does Crosby get away with it? (Lack of social media presence)

In the age of social media Crosby is quite the exception. He is the biggest name in hockey and has no twitter, facebook, instagram. Kudos to him for being able to keep his privacy but how does he do it? All the biggest stars in their respective sports have at least some presence. Most have a lot.

Could he pull it off if he entered the league as a rookie today? McDavid has a social media presence since junior. I wonder if he has faced any pressure from the league to go on it.


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It's one of the reasons why I'm a fan. Guy just goes about his business and ignores all of the nonsense...he's a beauty.

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I respect him more for it. That's why he is the best. Not worried about BS on social media

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hes old school at heart. thats why a lot of us respect him. he doesn't care about fame and hes very humble. doesnt he drive a 20 year old car when he goes back home? some athletes have 15 supercars just because

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He doesn't have a massive ego and craves attention like some athletes do.

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Social media is stupid. And you dont need it to be famous

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doesnt he drive a 20 year old car when he goes back home? some athletes have 15 supercars just because
It's just a plain mid-2000's Chevy Tahoe.

And Crosby has been a star since what? 11 years old? He's used to it by now.

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He probably has Facebook for his personal friends and uses a fake name

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In the age of social media Crosby quite the exception. He is the biggest name in hockey and has no twitter, facebook, instagram. Kudos to him for being able to keep his privacy but how does he do it? All the biggest stars in their respective sports have at least some presence. Most have a lot.

Could he pull it off if he entered the league as a rookie today? McDavid has a social media presence since junior. I wonder if he has faced any pressure from the league to go on it.
Isn't that your answer?

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Isn't that your answer?
I'm asking how he is able to do it when the biggest names in all respective sports have moderate - large presence. He's the only one with none at all. Which is cool but not sure how it's possible. Must face tremendous pressure from marketing companies and league promo dept. There are tons of fake Crosby twitter accounts as well.

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I'm asking how he is able to do it when the biggest names in all respective sports have moderate - large presence. He's the only one with none at all. Which is cool but not sure how it's possible. Must face tremendous pressure from marketing companies and league promo dept. There are tons of fake Crosby twitter accounts as well.
I do see your point. Most mega-stars in all of entertainment usually have some sort of Twitter to do promo stuff even through they've never opened Twitter in their life. Lemieux has a twitter account that someone else runs.

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I'm asking how he is able to do it when the biggest names in all respective sports have moderate - large presence. He's the only one with none at all. Which is cool but not sure how it's possible. Must face tremendous pressure from marketing companies and league promo dept. There are tons of fake Crosby twitter accounts as well.
I would think the team/league would prefer to be more in control of their PR than players having a social media presence. The potential for negative instances is greater than the positive. The league and team have their own social media and promotions departments to get him out there.

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I'm asking how he is able to do it when the biggest names in all respective sports have moderate - large presence. He's the only one with none at all. Which is cool but not sure how it's possible. Must face tremendous pressure from marketing companies and league promo dept. There are tons of fake Crosby twitter accounts as well.
For one thing he came into the league just before social media like twitter and instagram really took off, so it was a bit of a different time. In terms of marketing, I think any company would be happy to have a star of the game representing them, so he probably has quite a bit of leverage in that regard.

I would actually say that most hockey players do not have a social media presence anywhere near what players in the NBA and NFL do.

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I do kind of wonder if he gets any pressure from his agent, team or league to interact more. There's a real-life dollar value to that stuff.

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I'm asking how he is able to do it when the biggest names in all respective sports have moderate - large presence. He's the only one with none at all. Which is cool but not sure how it's possible.
He's able to do it because he doesn't want to.

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Crosby just seems uncomfortable being the centre of attention when it comes to non-hockey things. Given how he's been the face of the league for so many years, you never see any "normal life" pictures, news on friends and family, any outings, etc. The only thing that you occasionally see is an ad with hockey company or gatorade.

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Good for him, that's one way to avoid drunk tweeting.

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How can you not respect him for it? People hate on Crosby because he's the face of the league, but it's not like he asked for it and doesn't seek attention. Most people would become obnoxious after going through that since childhood

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hes old school at heart. thats why a lot of us respect him. he doesn't care about fame and hes very humble. doesnt he drive a 20 year old car when he goes back home? some athletes have 15 supercars just because
i drive a '97 Honda Civic & i don't own a cell phone but i am on 1 social media site.i must also be old school.

Crosby is great.

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It is in his contract that no social media can be used under his birth name, and it has been this way since his ELC. Thought this was common knowledge.
tehehehehe. Just kidding, but Crosby is the man.

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He's an old school millennial... real G's don't tweet.

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How does Crosby succeed at not having facebook, twitter or instagram? Probably by not having facebook, twitter or instagram.

To be fair, though, it's not unlikely that he actually does have facebook, and just keeps it really private. It's twitter and instagram which are harder to keep under wraps, given people (like his teammates) would be constantly making public reference to each others' accounts.

Facebook accomplishes all of the social needs of twitter and instagram, in a more private format. So if he wishes his life to remain private, I don't imagine it's a hard thing at all.

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How does Crosby succeed at not having facebook, twitter or instagram? Probably by not having facebook, twitter or instagram.
Indeed. I didn't realize it was difficult NOT to use these services I personally don't and love it the amount of time people waste on social media is troubling at best.

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Indeed. I didn't realize it was difficult NOT to use these services I personally don't and love it the amount of time people waste on social media is troubling at best.
Well the way society is now people consider you weird if you don't have one. And that's just regular people. Celebs its almost an expectation.

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