Embattled Ozzie Guillen Gets new Product Pitchman Gig

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It’s been a BRUTAL season so far for the Chicago White Sox, they’re 11-19 and 9.5 games out in the AL Central. Considering they went “All in” quite literally and figuratively this season, to be in this place right now is nothing short of a catastrophe. And it’s put Manager Ozzie Guillen, the man with Borat like candor, on the hot seat.

We all know how much he doesn’t get along with GM Kenny Williams, and how that strained relationship can become further strained as it relates to Owner/Chairaman Jerry Reinsdorf. Losing doesn’t help, and the Sox may need another 25-5 run like last season in order to make this year even interesting.

But Guillen does have a new endorsement deal.

Game Time Live announced a new fan for the company’s real-time social sports prediction game, GameSlam (www.gameslam.com).  Ozzie Guillen has just been named the sports game’s new “Slambassador.”  As part of his role, Ozzie will be joining fellow GameSlam fans in playing the social prediction game, offering expert strategy tips, and generally promoting the social game amongst his fans and peers.

“The best thing about GameSlam is that it really gets you tuned back into the game of baseball,” said Guillen. “I am a big fan of social networking and mobile games, but this is the first game that isn’t a distraction.  Instead, it’s a way to make watching baseball even more fun by involving fans in the action.”

“We couldn’t think of a better person to endorse our game,” said David Domm, COO/CFO and Co-Founder of Game Time Live, the maker of GameSlam.  “Ozzie is authentic, charismatic, and one of our home-town heroes.  Plus, he understands the social connections between sports fans and professional athletes.  We know that both he and his fans will have a great time connecting and having fun with each other in the GameSlam stadium.”

GameSlam is a free-to-play real-time sports prediction game available at www.gameslam.com.  GameSlam can be played on Mac and PC and is coming soon to iPhone/iPad/iPod, Facebook and Android devices.

Game Time Live is headquartered just outside of Chicago in Highland Park, Il

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports

He does a regular guest spot each week for Chicagoland Sports Radio.com You can follow him on Twitter @thesportsbank and Facebook

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