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.