Sports and Twitter. A mixture that stands somewhere between vinegar and baking soda and fluffed marshallow vodka and root beer. While some of the biggest—and no so big—names in sports have used Twitter to put their proverbial foot in their mouth, the social media platform has also allowed fans an unprecedented, real-time window into their personalities and lives.
Not only does Twitter give us sports junkies plenty of insights and photos to chew on, but for the athletes and players who use it regularly, Twitter followers are like currency. As a result, millions of people follow the most popular accounts. If you're like me, the hourly flurry of tweets begin to blend together and only a few truly stand out.
And no Twitter accounts of the sports world stand out quite like those that share really hot pics. Sex does sell and Twitter is no exception. Forget the photos of gourmet meals, weird signs, and flexed biceps—they simply don't hold a candle to #sexy.
These are 50 Sexiest Sports Twitter Accounts to Follow.
Who she is: Nastia Liukin
Her sports connection: American Olympic Gymnast
Her sex appeal: Nastia has always been noted for her model good looks, four years after winning gold in Beijing, she looks as good as ever, but she's really just a Texas girl at heart.
Follow her: @NastiaLiukin
Who she is: Priya Desai
Her sports connection: Sports Reporter for NY1 News
Her sex appeal: Exotic good looks combined with a high sports IQ is always a winner. Plus, beleaguered Jets/Mets fans really deserve their news softened by a pretty face.
Follow her: @priyadesai
Who she is: Dara Torres
Her sports connection: American Olympic Swimmer
Her sex appeal: She's definitely got that cougar thing working in her favor—can you believe Torres is 45-years-old?
Follow her: @DaraTorres
Who she is: Grace Deissroth
Her sports connection: Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girl
Her sex appeal: Is wholesome, adorable, All-American and very graceful on ice—she's also a figure skater!
Follow her: @gracie_deiss
Who she is: Sabine Lisicki
Her sports connection: German Tennis Player
Her sex appeal: Steals the show from the Eiffel Tower.
Follow her: @sabineliscki
Who she is: Sanya Richards-Ross
Her sports connection: American Olympic Track and Field, WAG
Her sex appeal: Well, almost everyone looks sexy with Olympic gold around their neck! Sanya just looks sexier than most, so she carries the same look into her real wardrobe.
Follow her: @SanyaRichiRoss
Who she is: Katie Riznyk
Her sports connection: Former Buffalo Bills Cheerleader, Aspiring Sports Broadcaster
Her sex appeal: Is for all you folks out there who have been looking for "the next Erin Andrews." Riznyk is beautiful, blonde, girl next door type with a stunning smile, who could just be the next big thing.
Follow her: @KatieRiznyk
Who she is: Julia Mancuso
Her sports connection: American Olympic Alpine Skier
Her sex appeal: Mancuso has a tomboy sex appeal and it's a rare occasion you'll see her on the red carpet, or even indoors.
Follow her: @JuliaMancuso
Who she is: Heather Mitts
Her sports connection: Professional Soccer Player
Her sex appeal: Somehow shines through that ridiculous outfit and while standing next to husband A.J. Feely.
Follow her: @heathermitts
Who she is: Alexis D. Augusto
Her sports connection: Former Dolphins Cheerleader and Panthers Ice Girl
Her sex appeal: Carries over into her circle of friends.
Follow her: @AlexisDAugusto
Who she is: Gretchen Bleiler
Her sports connection: American Olympic Snowboarder
Her sex appeal: Definitely an outdoorsy girl who looks good holding a gun.
Follow her: @GretchenBleiler
Who she is: Tanyka Renee
Her sports connection: Lingerie Football League
Her sex appeal: Tanyka is the best of both worlds being both a jock and a fashion model. She's a sports fanatic, but you aren't likely to find her rocking any team sweatpants on Sundays.
Follow her: @jockintanyka
Who she is: Miesha Tate
Her sports connection: MMA Fighter
Her sex appeal: Tate describes herself as a "professional face puncher." Which I understand will only appeal to a certain segment of the population, but I know it appeals to me.
Follow her: @MieshaTate
Who she is: Jenny Dell
Her sports connection: Red Sox reporter for NESN
Her sex appeal: Soothes the souls Red Sox fans who need something pretty to look at.
Follow her: @JennyDellNESN
Who she is: Lindsey Vonn
Her sports connection: American Olympic Alpine Skier
Her sex appeal: Um, how about the fact that she hangs out with Alan Thicke? Nuff said.
Follow her: @lindseyvonn
Who she is: Eve Torres
Her sports connection: WWE Diva
Her sex appeal: Eve is a favorite among longtime WWE fans, but she's also favorite of the U.S. Military. She recently appeared on NBC's Stars Earn Stripes and has done multiple USO events.
Follow her: @EveMarieTorres
Who she is: Kate Osman
Her sports connection: Former NFL Cheerleader and Lingerie Football League Player
Her sex appeal: Whether you're into jocks or cheerleaders, she's got it covered.
Follow her: @Kate_OsmanLFL
Who she is: Jaime Maggio
Her sports connection: Anchor for FOX Sports West and the NFL Network.
Her sex appeal: Is suited to football fans who like ladies who know their sports and anyone who wishes they could all be California girls.
Follow her: @jaimemaggio
Who she is: Angela Rypien
Her sports connection: Lingerie Football League quarterback and daughter of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien
Her sex appeal: Is suited to football fans that are looking for a hot brunette with killer NFL knowledge and the ability to throw the football around a little herself.
Follow her: @AngelaRypien
Who she is: Brittney Schram
Her sports connection: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Her sex appeal: She's a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, which never hurts, but Brittney obviously has a great sense of humor as well.
Follow her: @DCC_Brittney
Who she is: Genevieve Chappell
Her sports connection: TV host and producer for a number of networks, specializing in all things automotive.
Her sex appeal: Genevieve does the whole "pin-up girl who loves cars" thing to perfection.
Follow her: @genevievec
Who she is: Rachelle Leah
Her sports connection: UFC Octagon Girl
Her sex appeal: Definitely has an edge to it, which is always a good thing.
Follow her: @Rachelle_Leah
Who she is: Kim Glass
Her sports connection: American Olympic Volleyball Team
Her sex appeal: Has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, which means she's got pretty much universal sex appeal!
Follow her: @Kim_Glass
Who she is: Stephanie Ann Cook
Her sports connection: Ring Girl for UFC and Tuff-N-Nuff
Her sex appeal: Obviously speaks to MMA fans, but she also does a lot of 'girl who love guns' modeling—as evidenced by her photos. So if you like girls who like guns, who can also model lingerie, then Stephanie is your girl.
Follow her: @StephAnnC
Who she is: Leryn Franco
Her sports connection: Paraguayan Olympic Track and Field Athlete
Her sex appeal: Certainly trumps her athletic prowess. Franco failed to impress with the javelin at the last two summer Olympics, but she never fails to turn heads on the runway. It's also transcends the fact that she only tweets in Spanish.
Follow her: @LerynFranco
Who they are: Amber and Angela Cope
Her sports connection: NASCAR Drivers
Their sex appeal: And twins! (Are we still doing that? Probably not. Sorry.)
Follow them: @AmberAngelaCope
Who she is: Nikki Fraser
Her sports connection: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader
Her sex appeal: Well...she was a cheerleader. Nikki being on the sidelines is one of the only things Bucs fans had to cheer about last year! Thank goodness there are others to take her place this year because things don't look that great, yet again.
Follow her: @Nikki_JFraser
Who she is: Kavita Channe
Her sports connection: Miami sports personality and current Dolphins correspondent
Her sex appeal: Her exotic good looks and serious sports knowledge have made her very popular on Twitter already—nearly 100k followers can't be wrong.
Follow her: @KavitaChanne
Who she is: Maria Kanellis
Her sports connection: Former WWE Diva
Her sex appeal: She's a redhead that likes to wrestle. Kanellis is a former Diva, but she's still been wrestling on the independent circuit and continues to this day.
Follow her: @MariaLKanellis
Who she is: Serena Williams
Her sports connection: Professional tennis player
Her sex appeal: Goes beyond just looks and comes from being a winner and a complete badass who is never afraid to say what's on her mind.
Follow her: @serenawilliams
Who she is: Erin Andrews
Her sports connection: Formerly of ESPN, currently with FOX Sports
Her sex appeal: Has the distinction of being the Erin Andrews, as apposed to "the next Erin Andrews." The original tends to be the best.
Follow her: @ErinAndrews
Who she is: Alex Morgan
Her sports connection: Professional soccer player
Her sex appeal: Is well documented. If there's anything I've learned over the last year or so writing for BR is that everyone loves Alex Morgan and they yell if she's not included on anything.
Follow her: @alexmorgan13
Who she is: Liv Boeree
Her sports connection: Professional Poker Player
Her sex appeal: I know you can't see her face in this picture, but Liv is very attractive from that reptile up as well. But nothing screams sex appeal like hanging poolside in a bikini with a scary pet.
Follow her: @LivBoeree
Who she is: Sarah Spain
Her sports connection: Does it all for ESPN Chicago
Her sex appeal: Is well known to Chicago sports fans, but she's got plenty of crossover appeal. Not only is she a smoking hot broad who knows her sports, she's also a hilarious smart-ass. We might just see her go national at some point.
Follow her: @SarahSpain and also check out her blog.
Who she is: Jade Bryce
Her sports connection: Bellator Ring Girl
Her sex appeal: Jade is stunningly beautiful and has appeared in Playboy on more than once occasion and she's also a humanitarian. So her fan base certainly extends beyond the world of MMA.
Follow her: @thejadebryce
Who she is: Jaime Edmondson
Her sports connection: Former Dolphins Cheerleader, current sports blogger/personality and WAG
Her sex appeal: Is multi-faceted and there's something for everyone. Jaime is a fantasy expert, football fanatic, Playboy Playmate and one of the sexiest women on Twitter.
Follow her: @jaimeedmondson
Who she is: Lolo Jones
Her sports connection: American Olympic Hurdler
Her sex appeal: Is for anyone looking for a a wholesome athletic type with serious sex appeal who always says what's on her mind.
Follow her: @lolojones
Who she is: Brittney Palmer
Her sports connection: UFC Ring Girl
Her sex appeal: Is recognized by MMA fans and pretty much everyone else on the planet. Palmer is also a part-time artist as well, which adds a bit of dimension to a very pretty face.
Follow her: @BrittneyPalmer
Who she is: Corissa Furr
Her sports connection: MMA Ring Girl and TV Personality
Her sex appeal: Definitely reaches far beyond her fan base in MMA. Corissa has got one of the most gorgeous faces on Twitter.
Follow her: @CorissaFurr
Who she is: Kate Upton
Her sports connection: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl and potential WAG (linked to Justin Verlander and Mark Sanchez)
Her sex appeal: Speaks for itself on the cover of SI and GQ. Kate's red, white and blue popsicle makes me proud to be an American.
Follow her: @KateUpton
Who she is: Stephanie Rice
Her sports connection: Australian Olympic Swimmer
Her sex appeal: Rice is always finding herself in the middle of a semi-scandal, and much of it seems to begin on social media. Her Twitter self-portraits are famous worldwide.
Follow her: @ItsStephRice
Who she is: Jenn Brown
Her sports connection: ESPN Broadcaster
Her sex appeal: Jenn is the All-American blonde that ESPN (and many of you men folk out there) covet, but not just another pretty face. She's the total package with a great sense of humor and can kick back and wing it better than any of ESPN's other blondes.
Follow her: @ESPN_Jenn
Who she is: Adriana Lima
Her sports connection: WAG
Her sex appeal: Well there is that whole Victoria's Secret supermodel thing. Plus, she's so gracious and adorable on Twitter and not everyone in her position is as lovely. (Naomi Campbell?)
Follow her: @AdrianLima
Who she is: Alana Blanchard
Her sports connection: Professional Surfer
Her sex appeal: Is there anyone who doesn't love sexy blonde surfer girls? I didn't think so. And you won't find anyone hotter riding the waves than Alana Blanchard.
Follow her: @alanaRblanchard
Who she is: Arianny Celeste
Her sports connection: UFC Ring Girl
Her sex appeal: Is universal and absolute. Arianny is one of the hottest women in sports and she tweets out photos on the regular that prove it. Ms. Thang just has that "it factor."
Follow her: @AriannyCeleste
And please note that I am no Arianny Celeste, but you can still follow me, Amber Lee, on Twitter too: Follow @blamberr