Twitter is Almost Mandatory for NFL Fans

With the NFL becoming a breaking news, 24/7, 365 days a year league, passionate fans salivate for information on their favorite teams on almost a daily basis. For those passionate fans, such as myself, Twitter has become our daily, dare I say hourly fix. NFL reporters have seen the power of twitter and the best inside men in the game use it masterfully in breaking news first. It is also a great place to find the local beat reporters for your individual teams, and they are the guys that can give you the true day-to-day insights into your favorite team.

I love to check my twitter feed looking for that next big story regarding the Bears, or even the next big free agent move. The best follows for accurate information regarding the NFL are Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) this guy seems to break all the new quickest, and he is always accurate. Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) from Fox Sports is another guy that seems to get the scoops before anyone else, plus he seems to be friendly with many current players and offers really cool views into the players personal lives as well as posting pictures with them, he is also a big MMA guy so he is a good follow if you like Ultimate Fighting as well. Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) works for CBS Sports and is also good at breaking details about specific deals, like dollar amounts in contracts. He is also a big soccer fan and tweets about that quite a bit, so there is that, if your able to wade through that then he is a good follow.

As far as the Bears go, the best follows are obviously Waddle and Silvy, (@WaddleandSilvy) (@TWaddle87) although they don’t break news, they are awesome at interacting with fans, getting in there and mixing it up, and talking trash when needed. Silvy is a huge Chicago sports fan, namely the Cubs, and it’s always enjoyable to read his almost daily suffering regarding the Cubs. The Bears beat writer Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) is great at letting you in on the day-to-day operations at Halas Hall, and he is always tweeting links to his daily blog which is all Bears all the time.

Regardless of what your favorite team is, there are reporters out there that are breaking news daily into the activities of every single NFL team. I don’t know how any true NFL fan can go without having a twitter account, especially during the season. I my opinion, it is as important as owning the jersey of your favorite player. If anyone is interested in my personal rants and raves feel free to follow me on twitter as well @cardona2011.

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2 Responses to Twitter is Almost Mandatory for NFL Fans

  1. jyik808 says:

    It’s a nice way to promote Twitter here because not too much people at ISU who use Twitter at all as I know.
    Apart from following players, any hashtags are very common in NFL? Readers may want to know too 😀

  2. stefaniecall says:

    I thought this subject was very interesting to know how social media is followed especially through sports. Not being a sports fan or someone that follows twitter, but I knows twitter is extremely importing in the social media industry and mass communication field in general. This blog encouraged me to find out more about twitter and to possibly become more familiar with it for future purposes. Good job overall.

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