Watching sports — even for the most diehard enthusiast — is always more fun with fellow fans around. You can talk coaching decisions, argue over penalties, and relive highlight plays. But what do you do if no one’s around?

Take to Twitter is the obvious answer. But it’s tough to keep a conversation going with other sports fans in between non-sports tweets, in 140 character increments. So the folks at Yapp Media came up with SportsYapper…

SportsYapper is essentially a social network built for sports fans. It’s a lot like Twitter. Users chat in real-time with one another about current and past sporting events via “Yapps,” which are a lot like Tweets. Except they have a 300 character limit.

These updates, from all users, show up in the ‘All Yapps’ section. But they can be filtered down in a number of ways. You can view Yapps by team, sport (nearly every sport you can think of is covered), or the people you follow. And all of this is fairly easy to discover from within the application.

SportsYapper’s only caveat is that it’s fairly new. There aren’t a huge number of users yet, and the app’s design is kind of tacky. But these things will likely be fixed over time.

So if you’re a sports fan, looking to chat with other sports fans, we still recommend that you check it out. As usual, you can grab SportsYapper from the App Store, for free.

What do you think? Good idea/bad idea?

[TUAW]

  • Why do you need a face book account why can’t you just blog by tweeting something. You have to log in to facebook and seeing how I don’t have one or plan on getting one I’ll guess I’ll just have to just use plain ol text to the people I know. Oh well

    • Latinpride011

      I agree I believe that’s ridiculous.. I had a Facebook account and don’t want to activate it for this.. Very dissapointing

      • CashDolla83

        agreed! I don’t plan on reactivating Facebook ever

  • Thanks for your review of SportsYapper! Just wanted to let you know that we’re actually working on a redesign of the app 🙂 Also, we’re working on supporting Twitter login as well as Facebook – should be available soon.

    • MadAndronicus

      Looks brilliant and would love to try it out, but it seems a fb account is required. 🙁

      Can we hope for an update that will remove the fb requirement?? Be your own social network, let it grow!

    • RyanStOnge

      I’m thinking I am gonna love SportsYapper. Its not to busy in the Detroit Market of sports, but once it builds Im going to love it.