Ok, I’m going to finish this series that I started last week. Tonight will include two more sports and it will begin to wind down what began last Sunday. You can check the first five parts of my Twitter recommendations here, here, here, here and here. Thus far, I’ve recommended 97 Twitter accounts. We’ll have much more than that when all is said and done.
Tonight, I’ll do College Basketball and Football. In future installments, expect to see Tennis, TV and Radio, TV Public Relations and then Best of the Rest in sports and non-sports. So you have something to look forward to in the coming days.
JayBilas — One of the better analysts in college basketball, Jay doesn’t use his account just to talk basketball, he’s shows a very twisted sense of humor. Lately, he’s been retweeting some of the more hostile tweets to his account and replying to them. His responses are quite funny. The only drawback to Jay’s account is that he doesn’t follow anyone, but at least he does engage with followers. Jay has 133,541 followers.
midmajority — The account of Mid-Majority, the comprehensive site that follows the so-called non-BCS conferences. Mid-Majority has received a lot of notoriety for pumping the Butler’s of the college basketball world, and the account can be quite humorous. It’s a worthwhile follow. Mid-Majority has a following of 4,526 tweeps.
GregAnthony50 — The official account of the NBA TV/CBS Sports analyst, Greg is especially newsworthy during the NCAA Tournament when he and Seth Davis “Go Sharpie” on teams that advance during March Madness. Greg tweets quite a bit on the NBA when the league is in season. And his tweets are always on point. The UNLV alum has 31,922 followers, but that is much higher during basketball season.
SethDavisHoops — If you have followed my blog for a long time, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of Seth Davis on the NCAA Tournament and was happy he was relegated to the Turner Sports Atlanta studios while Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley were at CBS headquarters in New York. Still, it’s also nice to see whether he or Greg “Go Sharpie” first on a certain game. And Seth does engage with his tweeps. He has 54,858 followers for some strange reason.
NYDNDickWeiss — The account of the great college basketball writer from the New York Daily News, Dick “Hoops” Weiss. Before ESPN decided to hoard basketball writers from all over the country and declare them “experts”, the go-to guy on sports radio stations was Dick “Hoops” Weiss. He is still massively connected and maintains an excellent network. He does great work. Dick has 4,149 followers.
LisaHorne — The great college football reporter for FoxSports.com, she is all over the sport. Her tweets are also on the mark, not just on college football, but other sports as well. A huge Boston Celtics fan living in Los Angeles, she also tweets about her favorite team while being taunted by her husband whom as you can expect is a Lakers fan. Right now, she’s getting ready for college football doing a daily countdown to when kickoff finally arrives. Lisa has 2,388 tweeps, but it should be way more than that.
DesmondHoward — The ESPN College GameDay analyst is a very good follow. Desmond engages with his followers. During college football season, he’s chock full of information, plus, he’s tweeting about each location where GameDay is based each weekend. The Michigan man also talks about his school when asked and this past weekend, tweeted about the HBO’s boxing card. So Desmond isn’t just restricted to college football. He has a following of 47,485.
CFD22 — This is for Fox Sports college football analyst Charles Davis. As he prepares to work his first season with Gus Johnson on FX and Big Ten Network this season, Charles has been tweeting tidbits about the upcoming season. Because Gus is not on Twitter, Charles is the closest we can get and I’m hoping he’ll tweet tidbits about traveling with his new broadcast partner. But we also follow Charles for his knowledge. Davis has 8,254 followers.
TimBrando — For some reason, Twitter has yet to verify this account, but I can assure it’s definitely the CBS college football host/Sporting News Radio personality. Tim does reply to his followers and also reaches out to potential guests. A BCS basher, Tim often tweets his opposition to the concept and is very strong with his opinions on the sport. A very good follow, Tim has 16,350 tweeps.
cbfowler — Now this account is verified. It’s Chris Fowler, ESPN College GameDay host and host of ESPN2′s tennis coverage. Chris tweets about college football, soccer and tennis. This is a very worthwhile follow especially when GameDay is in session. Chris has 53,544 followers.
And I’m going to end it there for now. I’ll give you a lot more in the coming days. With an additional 10 accounts, you have a total of 107 people to follow.