OK. I know that my last posts have been basically Suns…
It just happens to be on my mind right now, with the Suns making their playoff run(after missing the playoffs last year…ugh)
Naturally when I am on twitter, Suns tweets and sports related tweets in general are going to catch my eye. It’s a big part of my life. I really enjoy my sports. In fact if it weren’t for sports I probably wouldn’t waste my money or time on TV at all except for the History channel(love history).
Anyways, an essential than for me on twitter is not only connecting with fans of my teams, but now with the proliferation of twitter in sports, whether you like it or not, you might as well follow the athletes on twitter. Some may not have anything really interesting to say in their every day tweets, but you may just find that nugget of truth or indiscretion pop up now again in your favorite athletes tweets.
It adds to the fan experience and anything that adds to the fan experience is a plus. Of course there are down sides to the Twitterizing of sports and some Leagues, owners, coaches, or franchises may take their shots at minimizing the risks of new forums like twitter. It’s also important for these sports entities to embrace and maximize the rewards of social media. I think its great that the Phoenix Suns are one franchise that has done so.
They have a facebook page… http://www.facebook.com/#!/phoenixsuns
A Twitter account … @PhoenixSuns
They run promotions on facebook and their they have several players and their coach tweeting.
- @JaredDudley619 …probably the best tweeter among athletes
- @AlvinGentry …Robin Lopez
They also have a lot of members of the Suns organization tweeting. Here a few…
I also found a great site to help you follow all your favorite athletes.
It’s called Sports in 140 (140 referring to the 140 character limit on tweets). It’s basically a directory of all the athletes in all major sports that have a twitter account. Check it out…It’ll save you some time finding and following your favorite athletes…
Well that’s it for now…
But before I leave, I just want to pose a question.
What do you think of athletes twittering? Good or Bad? What context should they stick to with their tweets.