Good news sports fans. Starting today, Xbox LIVE members in the US and Canada will get free access to some of the most popular sports apps. This includes 50+ MLB games, seven UFC Fight Story fights, and the NFL draft (starts tonight at 5pm PST). The special Xbox LIVE promotion ends on Sunday, April 28th. To kick off the Big Sports Weekend, I’m giving away a one-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership on my geek dad blog. To enter, just leave a comment about your favorite sport or video game. The deadline to enter is next Friday, May 3rd.
From April 25th-28th, all sports apps will be unlocked for both Free and Gold members in the US and Canada, including ESPN, UFC, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, and NHL Game Center. As a result, sports fans can watch live coverage and highlights of the NFL Draft on ESPN, catch more than 50 MLB games for free, and watch all seven UFC Fight Story fights in preparation for Saturday’s big UFC 159 Pay Per View fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Chael Sonnen.
Gamers can enjoy highlights, recaps, and clips from the best of the NHL as teams jockey for position leading into the NHL Playoffs. In addition, fans can catch up on highlights of first round clips and highlights of the NBA Playoffs (not me because the Blazers didn’t make it to the playoffs).
More information: Big Sports Weekend
Note: the giveaway is limited to readers in the USA and Canada.
Update: the winner (via random.org) is Stephanie Larison. Congrats to Stephanie!
[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Microsoft, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]