August 22, 2009
I had a feeling about this kind of thing when Twitter first entered my world a few months ago. I don't really Tweet but I joined so that I could "follow" some of my favorite athletes.
Honestly, I can't even believe that I am using words like "Twitter" and "Tweet," and I'm not even sure I'm using them correctly. Other old farts might know what I mean about that.
But for better or for worse, I am a "follower" of a few guys like Randy Moss, whose Twitter-ness put me on to his website. It's a fun place.
I started thinking a while ago that, since anybody can Tweet, Twitter might actually turn out to be a good source for quotes from athletes. Kind of like interviewing them briefly without press credentials.
Many fans already knew this, but for those of you who don't, I recommend checking it out. It is a good source for post-game Tweets from players I like.
Today I discovered a new use for Twitter, something I already have begun to think of as a "Twit"—as opposed to a Tweet.
Why am I talking like this? And if you're under 50, stop laughing. Now.
Anyway, the Twit in question was posted by Chinedum Ndukwe, a third-year defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals, who announced to his personal Twitterverse that "We got a win...brady ate dirt..." Thursday night.
Okay. The Bengals' pass rush got to No. 12, something that every team on the Patriots' schedule will be looking to do this year. The Patriots lost seven yards on the play, Tom Brady most likely cleared a psychological hurdle, and he got up and kept playing.
This sort of thing is going to happen. I'm just really grateful to know that I can indeed rely on Twitter to bring me insightful post-game comments, I mean Twits, from second string players from around the league when these things do occur.
Is this a great country or what?
By the way, Ndukwe had a couple of tacos and some guacamole for breakfast Friday morning.
The Associated Press and of course, Twitter.com, contributed to this article.
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