The 49ers schedule, like so many other teams out there, carries with it a shared video highlighting all matchups, but it underdelivered in contrast to the Chargers.
No offense at all to the San Francisco 49ers’ social media team, but they truly should think about collaborating with the Los Angeles Chargers’ own social media group on some new ideas.
The 2022 NFL schedule is now out. And what’s become something of a tradition, many of the teams across the league issue some sort of social media share, a video of sorts highlighting each matchup on the docket.
Few would argue against the Bolts as having one of the best (if not the best) social media teams out there to share content. This group is witty, always creative and finds a way to spark at least a good deal of humor with everything they throw out there.
Including the NFL schedule release video.
For the 49ers schedule in 2022, well, let’s just say the video underwhelmed a bit.
49ers schedule features a Paramount TV-like theme for 2022
Again, critiquing the Niners’ social media team is pretty low-hanging fruit, but whatever. It is what it is. If anyone (including Niner Noise) puts out something for the public eye, it’s going to be open for criticism.
San Francisco’s 2022 schedule is out there, and we do have to give some modest credit for making a schedule-release video look a lot like the introductory credits to Paramount’s hit miniseries, Yellowstone.
The burnt orange, the apparent splotches of black paint, and even the font are reminiscent of one of television’s biggest hit series going right now.
Dramatic, perhaps. But relatively morose.
Let’s not lie about this one featuring the 49ers schedule. It doesn’t exactly make you want to grab your smartphone and order a package of season tickets at Levi’s Stadium. Maybe you’ll elect to go see what Kevin Costner and Co. did in the latest season of Yellowstone instead.
Not a terrible idea.
49ers schedule release video should take note from Chargers media team
Again, going back to the Bolts, whom the Niners will face this season in Week 10 on Sunday Night Football, it’s hard to find a feature that isn’t good.
Not all of us are anime fans (I’m surely not). But Los Angeles even found a way to make their schedule-release video a bit entertaining for those who aren’t in on the cartoonish feel to it:
Even if you don’t like the genre, you have to admit it’s pretty creative and catchy.
Heck, earlier on schedule release day, LA issued a hilarious thread of each matchup, featuring the opponents as different types of Pop-Tarts.
Seriously. It’s ingenious.
Perhaps that’s what the Chargers can benefit from, being in the media-entertainment capital of the world and all.
San Francisco should take note.