Floyd Mayweather and Must-Follow Athletes on Twitter

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Floyd Mayweather and Must-Follow Athletes on Twitter
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If you aren’t on Twitter yet, what are you waiting for?

It’s the easiest way to connect with athletes in 2012 and there are certainly some that do it better than others.

Nobody likes an athlete that constantly retweets fans begging for one because it’s their birthday. The best athletes to follow are the ones that provide original content on their own professional careers, as well as on their private lives.

I’m not talking about what they ate for dinner; I’m talking about athletes that allow us a vehicle to get a better idea about who they are. The media is a gift and a curse for stars today, and Twitter is the only way they can officially set the record straight.

So who is the best?

Here are the best Tweeters in professional sports today.

 

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Brandon Phillips, 2B, Cincinnati Reds

This larger-than-life personality is a guy you’d love to grab lunch with. He’s full of energy and his happy-go-lucky state is incredibly evident on Twitter. He gives you updates on how he feels after games, what he does in rain delays and even used Twitter to make a little kid's day.

After tweeting his followers he was bored, a mom told him via Twitter to watch her son’s game, and within two hours he was there. It’s the perfect example of how powerful Twitter can be.

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Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans

Quite possibly the most intellectual active athlete, Foster provides thoughtful opinion on a variety of subjects that have nothing to do with football. His perspective on life is rather refreshing in a sport where the goal is to bash another person's head into the turf.

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Floyd Mayweather, Boxing

Money May is exciting on TV and in the ring, so of course he provides entertainment on Twitter as well. While he does promote his fights a lot when they come up on the schedule, that’s only twice a year, so it’s no big deal.

He’s as real as it gets for an athlete on Twitter.

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Chad Ochocinco, WR, New England Patriots

While he isn’t as cutting edge as he was during his Bengal days, Ocho still offers followers plenty of jokes and random one-liners that have you either scratching your head or rolling on the floor laughing.

There is no in-between.

His exchanges with other famous people from a variety of different walks of life are must-reads as well.

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Tiger Woods, PGA Tour

Woods is a sealed book when it comes to the media, and once in a while he uses Twitter to give fans news directly. His dry personality certainly is evident, but if you want breaking news on the world’s most famous golfer, then this is the only way to find it.

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Logan Morrison, OF, Florida Marlins

One glance of his Twitter avatar is all you need to know about this goofball. His quirky style makes me think he has a future in comedy if this whole baseball thing doesn’t work out.

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Who is your top five?

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