Now you can get your friends' attention with specialized messages from big-name sports personalities who can walk right into your Facebook news feed.
Just in time for the NFL wild-card playoff games, Cameo Stars has developed a feature in which New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and players Drew Brees and Darren Sharper are available to confidently boast "Who Dat!" on your Facebook page.
Do your friends believe the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks have a chance to knock off the defending Super Bowl champions on Saturday? Go to the Cameo Stars apps page and select from the numerous Saints options. Some are free and some require Facebook credits (the virtual currency tokens that are earned or purchased on the social network).
Cameo Stars also offers pokes and messages from other NFL stars, such as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh. The app also has messages from other athletes, such as NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Richard Petty and celebrities, such as Kim Kardashian and Carmen Electra. Even ESPN NFL expert Adam Schefter can taunt your fantasy football opponents.
Cameo Stars, which launched last year, touts itself as the first and only company to enable celebrities "to make virtual cameo appearances in the everyday lives of fans online."
"Cameo Stars has been a great experience, as it allows us to add a little more personality and life to people's social media pages that never existed before," Brees said in a news release. "Fans are always looking for ways to feel closer to their favorite players and celebrities and Cameo Stars is an ideal way to do it."
Here are some outtakes from the video shoots for the NFL players:
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