Beyond The Goal Calls, Andrés Cantor Is A Snapchat-Using Techie

Andres Cantor (Photograph by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK — Andrés Cantor, the celebrated sportscaster whose famously prolonged Gooooooool! calls shall be a part of Telemundo’s protection of the World Cup, is turning into recognized for his social media presence as properly.

Cantor is on Fb, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter with the understanding that like his bellowing of aim calls, the social media posts will reside on too.

“Typically my youngsters ask me, ‘Why do you submit a lot?’” the fifty five-yr-previous Cantor stated. “And I determine additionally that it’s a method of writing a every day diary.

“Clearly I feel it’s good that I publish issues which are there endlessly and in a number of years will make sense of what my profession has been.”

A 4-time Emmy Award winner, Cantor has been voicing his opinions on Twitter because the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, racking up greater than 88,000 followers. Today, he’s utilizing the Snapchat app. And with one hundred days to go till the World Cup in Russia, he’ll be lively on all platforms main as much as what might be his eighth World Cup as a play-by-play announcer.

“I feel it’s a approach to join with the followers,” Cantor stated. “I name video games on the weekends often as a result of all of the soccer and soccer on the weekends. Each day, I’m related with my fanbase via social media.”

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For the World Cup in Russia, Telemundo is providing a full-service digital actuality app. Cantor has taken discover, having skilled soccer in VR himself.

“VR, it’s superb,” Cantor stated. “I attempted it, and perhaps it gained’t be the longer term as a result of it’s not difficult however it’s a must to put on the headgear, however I’ve seen the 360-diploma expertise of the soccer recreation in a demo reel. It’s unimaginable. It’s very onerous to focus on the motion of the sport with the VR factor and also you’re immersed. It seems to be such as you’re sitting within the stadium, and the play is somewhat bit distant, however you see the whole lot that’s going round you, which is completely unimaginable.”

Cantor is a self-described geek on the subject of know-how.

“I’ve all the time been sort of techie or tech-savvy,” he stated.

“I learn the know-how part of the Wall Road Journal daily. I learn all of the Mac magazines. I’m an Apple fan, so I learn all of the news of the brand new softwares. Typically it challenges my thoughts as a result of some issues are just a little bit difficult to start out navigating and study, however I really like know-how. I purchase each single gadget that comes out from Apple. I’m in all probability Apple’s No. 1 fan.”