Social Media and Sports: The 25 Most Influential Twitter Accounts

John GreggContributor IIIApril 29, 2011

Social Media and Sports: The 25 Most Influential Twitter Accounts

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15:  Host Samuel L. Jackson performs onstage during the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN.  (Photo by Kevi
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    I have been writing a lot about social media and MLB lately.

    For a change of pace, I decided it would be interesting to look at the most influential Twitter accounts in the sports world.

    In general, these rankings are based upon Klout Scores.

    I merely compiled all of the data and ranked each account accordingly.

    If your not familiar with Klout, they are a company that has devised a brilliant metric for determining online influence.

    The three important elements of a Klout Score are: True Reach, Amplification Probability and Network Influence.

    You can read more about the Klout score and how it is determined here.

No. 25 Reggie Bush (New Orleans Saints)---NFL

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    GRAPEVINE, TX - FEBRUARY 03:  NFL Player Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints attends the Coke Zero black carpet at the EA SPORTS Madden Bowl XVII at The Glass Cactus on February 3, 2011 in Grapevine, Texas.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Madde
    Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @reggie_bush

    Twitter Followers: 1,637,324

    Klout Score: 80

    PeerIndex Score: 66

    Twitter Ranking: No. 179

    Recent Tweets: It's been fun New Orleans. 

    Congrats to Mark Ingram on being selected to New Orleans. He will be a great addition to the Saints backfield just as he was in Alabama

    Did you guys see the green guy taunting the Chicago Blackhawks player in the penalty box last night?LMAO!! http://plixi.com/p/96614835

    @ out there looking like he been in a boxing match! Leaving it all on the line I respect that! Heart of a champion!

    This white lady has her baby with her who's screaming and yelling and the black lady next to her is PISSED! LMAO! Gonna be a funny flight!

No. 24 Chris Jericho---WWE

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    LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  Wrestler Chris Jericho jumps off the ropes at wrestler MVP during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @IAmJericho

    Twitter Followers: 288,721

    Klout Score: 81

    PeerIndex Score: 37

    Twitter Ranking: No. 678

    Recent Tweets: Fozzy is coming back to Toronto in June! Go to fozzyrock.com for details and info about all summer tourdates and VIP packages @

    Sidewinder, nightmare and Beast Harlot- RT @ @ what's ur favorite Avenged Sevenfold song? Mines Unholy Confessions

    Stoked to be filling in for @ on the Sixx Sense radio show next Wed! Its gonna be the ipso facto return of the Rock Of Jericho!

    After watching Mondays tango, I'm a little confused as to what dance the judges were commenting on. Feeling a little ripped off right now...

    Just want u guys to know that my votes went up a lot this week thanks to all of u! My exit was a lot closer than u might think...

No. 23 NHL

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    PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 07:  Team owner Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins drops the puck between Sidney Crosby #87 of the Penguins and Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman looks on prior to the arena opening ga
    Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @NHL

    Twitter Followers: 580,636

    Klout Score: 81

    PeerIndexScore: 56

    Twitter Rank: no. 570

    Recent Tweets: #NHLDucks Perry, #Canucks D. Sedin & #TBLightning St. Louis named Hart Trophy finalists http://bit.ly/l0pPC6 #NHLAwards Who'd get your vote?

    RT AnyChanceLand Victoria Beckham shows her @ #StanleyCupPlayoffs spirit by wearing a giant puck on her head to royal wedding! http://yhoo.it/knTdpB

    Luongo robs Fisher on breakaway in Game #1 shutout. #VanNas Check it out! http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=112049

    #NHLDucks Perry, #Canucks D. Sedin & #TBLightning St. Louis named Hart Trophy finalists http://bit.ly/l0pPC6 #NHLAwards Who'd get your vote?

    Respect! Two star goalies show sportsmanship between periods. #BosMtl #NHLPlayoffs http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=111706

No. 22 Chelsea FC---Soccer

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  Florent Malouda (3rd L) of Chelsea celebrates with his team mates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 23, 2011 in London,
    Dan Istitene/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @chelseafc

    Twitter Followers: 184,497

    Klout Score: 81

    PeerIndex Score: 61

    Twitter Rank: No. 760

    Recent Tweets: Salomon Kalou talks about his best goals, his end to the season and his country: http://bit.ly/mBG69c #CFC

    Well, you wanted it, so here is a little David Luiz for you tweeps... http://bit.ly/fQDG56 #CFC

    David Luiz has told me he wants to see his face on Chelseafc.com's home page... what do we think? #CFC

    An update on Michael Essien's fitness following his injury against West Ham... http://bit.ly/dLjIiF #CFC

    Here's the maanger's reaction to today's win: http://bit.ly/ged5zT


No. 21 Chicago Bulls---NBA

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    CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: (L-R) Carlos Boozer #5, Joakim Noah #13 and Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls celebrate a win over the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 26
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @chicagobulls

    Twitter Followers: 119,839

    Klout Score: 81

    PeerIndexScore: 63

    Twitter Rank: No. 863

    Recent Tweets: The Hawks 84-81 victory over Orlando means the Bulls will play Atlanta in Round 2 beg. Mon. http://Bulls.com/Playoffs for all Playoff info.

    Not just a jump shooter... @ is featured in the Werner Ladder Dunk of the Week (as promised by @) http://bit.ly/btvpotw

    Not sure, but stay tuned, we'll pass on info. as we get it. RT @: @ when do they announce the league mv

    Postgame analysis from @ "Bulls finish off Pacers in five" http://bit.ly/fN3SRY

    RT NBA Bulls/Pacers series in the books. Here's our #wordcloud of tweets. TRIVIA: Who did we most associate "Clutch" with? http://on.nba.com/fjgWra

No. 20 Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers)---NBA

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20:  Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers receives the Kia Six Man of the Year Award from Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the New Orle
    Harry How/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @RealLamarOdom

    Twitter Followers: 1,415,793

    Klout Score: 81

    PeerIndexScore: 72

    Twitter Rank: No. 235

    Recent Tweets: Great win! Thanks 4 the support Laker Nation! Back 2 LA

    Support us through the playoffs fam! Let's get a win tonight! http://powerbalance.moontoast.com/estore/embed/184/facebook

    Happy Birthday! RT @: @ what's good fam, can I get a birthday retweet.

    Thanks Bruh! Good luck! RT @: Good to see my fellow Queens natives, @ & Ron Ron, ... http://tmi.me/9rtBX

    What's good Twit Fam? Just got a cut and read the playoff issue of Slam Mag. Gettin' ready 4 the game tonite! http://plixi.com/p/96221607

No. 19 MLB

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    ARILINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 1:  World Series MVP Edgar Renteria of the San Francisco Giants receives his MVP trophy from Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig in the locker room after the Giants won 3-1 against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2
    Pool/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @MLB

    Twitter Followers: 1,199,257

    Klout Score: 81

    PeerIndex Score: 81

    Twitter Ranking: No. 309

    Recent Tweets: Ben Zobrist had eight RBIs today. This is what they looked like … http://atmlb.com/mfCGOP

    Here's Nick Blackburn doing the old slide n' scoop maneuver to get the runner out at home ... http://atmlb.com/l3zl4M

    White Sox stars Gordon Beckham and Adam Dunn are stopping by the MLB Fan Cave today at noon ET. Tweet @ your questions.

    Do you even need to guess who hit the Dodgers' 10th-inning, game-winning homer? ... http://atmlb.com/lvQJxz (It's Andre Ethier)

    Watch Joey Votto take Yovani Gallardo deep and then learn all the different things the letter "V" stands for ... http://atmlb.com/m96LGo

No. 18 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)---Soccer

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    GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - APRIL 26:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester United at Veltins Arena on April 26, 2011 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.  (Photo by J
    Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @Wazzaroon08

    Twitter Followers: 314,390

    Klout Score: 82

    PeerIndex Score: N/A

    Twitter Ranking: No. 665

    Recent Tweets: Gonna get my lawyers to deal with phone hacking until end of season. So I can focus on helping MUFC win trophies. Thx for all ur support

    @ filming new tv ad for FIFA 12 end of this month. Trust me this will be best FIFA game ever

    Just watching lion king with Kai for the 100th time haha. Still not bored of it though. Think I like it more than him haha

    @ is getting worked on ronnie osullivan snooker on iPad. I am destroying him haha

    Celebrity juice time. Keith lemon. Funniest man on tv.

No. 17 Esporte Interativo

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    Twitter Handle: @Esp_Interativo

    Twitter Followers: 229,792

    Klout Score: 82

    PeerIndex Score: N/A

    Twitter Rank: No. 715

    Recent Tweets: Não deixe de participar da transmissão da NBA! Deixe seu comentário na nossá página no Facebook em http://on.fb.me/f6U3k9

    ZICO NA ÁREA! O que acharam da estreia do programa do Galinho? Comente com "Zico" no seu texto!

    RT wedsonsalvador @ Rapaz tou assistindo o #zico na rede bom debate.Parabéns zico e muito sucesso =)

    Vamo botar o Zico nos Trending Topics? Mande sua mensagem sobre o programa com "Zico" no tweet e daremos RT nos mais legais!

    ZICO NA ÁREA! Assista AGORA a estreia do novo programa do @! Convidado: Bebeto! Veja em http://bit.ly/stxIB e dê RT!

No. 16 WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)

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    Twitter Handle: @WWE

    Twitter Followers: 330,379

    Klout Score: 82

    PeerIndex Score: 70

    Twitter Ranking: No. 651

    Recent Tweets: #WWE VIDEO: Raw: The Rock celebrates his birthday live on Raw - This Monday http://wwe.me/1coAwC

    Don’t miss #WWE Extreme Rules this Sunday, only on PPV! Watch the HD live stream on WWE.com, here’s how: http://wwe.me/4JLJj #WWERules

    #WWE VIDEO: Extreme Rules: Randy Orton and CM Punk square off in a Last Man Standing Match - This Sunday http://wwe.me/1cokSm

    Predictions for @ Extreme Rules begin today on the official http://Facebook.com/WWE page. SmackDown your votes! #WWERules

    RT TitusNXT Please pray for those that were affected by the tornadoes in Alabama.Be grateful 4what u have in life bc there is always some1 that has less

No. 15 FC Barcelona---Soccer

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27:  The Barcelona team line up prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
    Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @FCBarcelona

    Twitter Followers: 514,572

    Klout Score: 82

    PeerIndex Score: 60

    Twitter Rank: No. 587

    Recent Tweets: Players in Barcelona enjoy win too http://bit.ly/jc4xLZ #FCBarcelona

    Messi steps up amongst the Barça greats http://bit.ly/iQm8yG #FCBarcelona

    RM 0 FCB 2; two 2nd half goals from Leo Messi give Barça an historic victory over Madrid and move them closer to Wembley #fcblive

    min 87; Leo Messi dances around the entire Madrid defence before slipping the ball past Casillas to score a wonderful goal #fcblive

    World press hails Barça and Messi http://bit.ly/kuRcJu #FCBarcelona

No. 14 John Cena---WWE

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    BURBANK, CA - NOVEMBER 30:  Pro-wrestler John Cena arrives at the Inagural 'Arby's Action Sports Awards' held at Center Staging on November 30, 2006 in Burbank, California.   (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @JohnCena

    Twitter Followers: 533,626

    Klout Score: 83

    PeerIndexScore: N/A

    Twitter Ranking: No. 578

    Recent Tweets: No sir.... I am a WWE superstar....and damn proud of it. Anything else that may come with that is just bonus.

    I do...and I miss those days but as the USMC says "Adapt and Overcome."

    I don't even know how to work an iphone but I got one with app installed. Great was to pass the time. Wonder who broski of week is this

    Saw great things out of ziggler, morrison, evan, Sheamus, and D.B. this makes the draft 2 morrow that much more exciting .

    For your last match to be a championship win at WrestleMania ...is a damn good finish to one helluva career.

No. 13 Los Angeles Lakers---NBA

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 28:  Matt Barnes #9 and Los Angeles Lakers huddle before a game against the New Orleans Hornets in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2011 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Lou
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @Lakers

    Twitter Followers: 1,976,065

    Klout Score: 83

    PeerIndex Score: 61

    Twitter Rank: No. 105

    Recent Tweets: STATS: Kobe 24pts 2asts 3stls. @ 18pts 12rebs 2blks. @ 16pts 8rebs 2blks. LA dominates the offensive glass 14-7.

    RT @: Great win tonight. The Hornets gave us a tough series, it's helped us get better. Time to get ready for our next rival.

    RT LakersReporter Dominance of LAL's bench to start 4th (15-6 run) may keep Kobe (22 P) from his 9th straight 30+ point close out game.

    Lakers close out another series on the road, defeating @ 98-80 to advance to the 2nd round. They'll play the winner of DAL/POR.

    15 hours after finishing off Game 5 the Lakers have finished their morning practice & are loading up the team plane headed back to NOLA.

No. 12 SportsCenter (ESPN)

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    Twitter Handle: @SportsCenter

    Twitter Followers: 844,636

    Klout Score: 83

    PeerIndex Score: 71

    Twitter Rank: no. 462

    Recent Tweets: Herm's final thought - So we know Cam Newton went first overall - but, really - who had the best watch? #NFLDraft

    #Browns trade up with #Chiefs to take Phil Taylor (DT, Baylor) - Herm - Need 2 guys to block Taylor. Not surprised KC traded down.

    RT AdamSchefter Bottom line: No free-agent signings during draft, no player trades during draft, only pick trades during draft. Free agency could start Mon.

    #NFLDraft - Did You Know: Cam Newton - Heisman, National Champ & 1st overall draft pick in same academic year? http://twitpic.com/4qczn0

    #MLB - #Dodgers owner Frank McCourt blasts Bud Selig - http://es.pn/lJxlZM

No. 11 LeBron James (Miami Heat)---NBA

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 21:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat before the start in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on April 21, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.NOTE TO USER: User
    Rob Carr/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @KingJames

    Twitter Followers: 1,756,953

    Klout Score: 83

    PeerIndex Score: 71

    Twitter Ranking: No. 149

    Recent Tweets: This is hilarious, the interviewer's face is priceless shout out to @.

    RT @: Great dinner tonight with @ and @, always fun times!!(yes sir!! Best of times)

    Great win last night and new episode of The LeBrons today www.youtube.com/watch?v=coHmU2qrQVI #itsagoodday

    Man 2morrow can't get here fast enough. Tried to sleep today away after my work day was done til the morning, didn't work! Haaaaa.

    Today is the launch day for #theLebrons. Go check em out and let me know what u guys think

No. 10 Ricardo Kaka (Real Madrid)---Soccer

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    VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 23:  Kaka of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his second goal against Valencia during the La Liga match between Valencia and Real Madrid at Estadio Mestalla on April 23, 2011 in Valencia, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Ima
    Denis Doyle/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @KAKA

    Twitter Followers: 3,617,093

    Klout Score: 84

    Peer Index Score: 64

    Twitter Rank: No. 30

    Recent Tweets: Boa mestre !! “@: I'm feeding 400 hungry children with the cost of my favorite meal. How many can YOU feed?

    Let’s make Easter a special day feeding  hungry kids. Their future is in our hands. God bless you !! @ http://bit.ly/g3yBL8

    Linda foto, meus amores !! RT @: ultimas semanas antes da Isabella chegar! Para que inspire a mtos sobre a VIDA http://t.co/6pBq8s6

    @ muchas gracias !! Ganhou teu presente ne ? Ficou feliz com nosso titulo quarta ?

    Vamos aproveitar essa pascoa e alimentar milhoes de crianças ?? O futuro delas esta nas nossa maos. @ http://bit.ly/g3yBL8

No. 9 NBA

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after Bryant was named MVP for the fourth time in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center on February
    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @NBA

    Twitter Followers: 2,497,398

    Klout Score: 84

    Peer Index Score: 90

    Twitter Rank: No. 63

    Recent Tweet: Night of the #CloseOut continues as #Mavs finish off #Blazers 103-96 & will face #Lakers in Western Conf. Semis #NBAPlayoffs

    Get to TNT RT @: The Blazers are going to try and pull off some 4th quarter magic again. Mavs better dig in right now

    RT SekouSmithNBA Gerald Wallace is playing for Alabama tonight. Saw him before the game. He's playing with a heavy heart tonight after those storms.

    Down to wire on NBA TV... #Hawks 82 #Magic 81 w/ 34.1 sec remaining #NBAPlayoffs

    Strong finish to 1st half for #Lakers (14-6 run) to take 40-34 lead over #Hornets into break on TNT. Kobe 9 pts #NBAPlayoffs

No. 8 Bill Simmons (Sports Journalist)---ESPN

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    Twitter Handle: @sportsguy33

    Twitter Followers: 1,389,667

    Klout Score: 84

    Peer Index Score: 91

    Twitter Rank: No. 243

    Recent Tweets: My dad wants to get drunk and pretend that New England had New Orleans' draft.

    Suh and Fairley???? We need another Eminem commercial - Detroit is back!!!!!! This is a wildly entertaining draft.

    BS Report: @ and I spend nearly as much time breaking down "Fast Five" as the movie lasted. http://es.pn/jtphaK

    Wow. Does Bob Delaney know about You Tube? We can put this pro-SA calls online in a sequence, Bob. I'd ease up a little, buddy.

    I have some bad news for @ ... I hooked up with my ex Kevin Durant tonight. We might be getting back together.

No. 7---Ronaldo (Retired)---Soccer

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 02:  Former Brazilian international Ronaldo acknowledges the crowd prior to the start of the la Liga match between Real Madrid and Sporting Gijon  at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juin
    Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @ClaroRonaldo

    Twitter Followers: 1,594,340

    Klout Score: 85

    PeerIndex Score: 57

    Twitter Rank: No. 191

    Recent Tweet: Galera, o dia foi ótimo aqui em Belém, obrigado ao povo e ao pessoal da Claro, que me receberam muito bem aqui. Espero voltar logo!

    Eai curtiram , Na trasmissao da globo ? O Messi joga demais !!!!! Parabens ao barca!!

    meus seguidores de belem ,onde tem um lugar com todos os sucos de fruta da regiao?lembro q qndo estive aqui com a selecao tomei os melhores!

    Acabamos de encontrar a equipe de vendas da Claro de Belem! Daqui a pouco entrego os premios da promo recarga fenomenal !5 carros !!

    RT biaantony As 4 feiras, às 20h na www.clictv.uol.com.br "Alterna-Vida"com Zaquie. Curando c/ consciencia. Emocoes, mente e corpo. www.zaquie.com

No. 6 ESPN

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: (L-R)Broadcasters Kirk Herbstreit, Erin Andrews and Chris Fowler speak onstage during the 'BCS Title Game' panel at the ESPN portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 5, 2011 in Pasadena, Cal
    Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @espn

    Twitter Followers: 1,216,032

    Klout Score: 85

    Peer Index Score: 83

    Twitter Rank: No. 303

    Recent Tweets: The Carolina @ just took Cam Newton #1 overall. Good pick? #NFLDraft

    RT notthefakeSVP First newsroom WOW. Locker, huh ? Good for him.

    Microphone, check. Notes, check. Hair gel, check. @ is ready to rock - http://twitpic.com/4qoa61 #NFLDraft

    Major League Baseball is reviewing Ozzie Guillen tweeting after getting ejected - http://es.pn/kD4XPV

    "Press Hop 2" (@'s Sports REMIX) is up for a #Webby Award. Show some love. Vote for it here-> http://bit.ly/hPiZND

No. 5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)---Soccer

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Alex Lives
    Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @Cristiano

    Twitter Followers: 2,628,834

    Klout Score: 85

    PeerIndex Score: 84

    Twitter Rank: No. 56

    Recent Tweets: Mourinho's positive energy makes him a great coach, and we have a trophy to show our success! http://say.ly/pIFgIO

    Join with other fans to cheer @ to victory against Zaragoza this Saturday. http://say.ly/VeBhYe

    Here is one of my interviews for Real Madrid. What do you think? http://say.ly/WcpgeV

    Every match, I play to enjoy myself and do my best for the team. My Safari boots help me do this and are very import... http://say.ly/pzHfCg

    The team is very happy with today's result. We have reason to celebrate but need to be focused in the second leg. Thanks for supporting.

No. 4 Neymar (Santos FC)---Soccer

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring the opening goal during the International friendly match between Brazil and Scotland at Emirates Stadium on March 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
    Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @Njr92

    Twitter Followers: 906,260

    Klout Score: 87

    PeerIndex Score: N/A

    Twitter Rank: No. 432

    Recent Tweets: esse seu jeito mexe comigo ... "Eu to apaixonado ,eu to contando tudo e nao to nem ligando pro vão dizer"

    Infelizmente não deu pra assistir a matéria do Globo esporte com o @ ... Depois vou ver pela net

    "calma amor, por favor é melhor ficar de boa, um pouquinho de ciúmes é bom, mais muito nao"

    Daqui a pouco heim !!! Vai passar um comercial da Nextel comigo na AXN e no intervalo do O Aviador na TNT as oito da noite. Show!

    “@: @ @ calma J..... por favor é melhor ficar de boa!!” @ kkkkkkk

No. 3 Real Madrid CF---Soccer

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27:  Real Madrid players pose for a team picture during the start of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo
    Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @realmadrid

    Twitter Followers: 1,556,217

    Klout Score: 88

    PeerIndex Score: 82

    Twitter Rank: No. 201

    Recent Tweets: Vuelta a los entrenamientos en Valdebebas

    Mourinho: “Ahora tengo más ganas todavía de seguir aquí por todo lo que significa este club” http://bit.ly/lTmQLC #realmadrid

    Última sesión antes de medirse al Zaragoza http://bit.ly/kD7O8S #realmadrid

    La Fundación Realmadrid renovó su convenio con las escuelas en Colombia http://bit.ly/mwTEJN #realmadrid

    El Corazón Classic Match 2011 enfrentará a los veteranos del Real Madrid y el Bayern http://bit.ly/joalJM #realmadrid

No. 2 Chad Ochocinco (Cincinnati Bengals)---NFL

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    CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches the final minute of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
    Andy Lyons/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @ochocinco

    Twitter Followers: 1,958,864

    Klout Score: 88

    PeerIndex Score: 29

    Twitter Rank: No. 107

    Recent Tweets: Prayer #1 answered getting a beast at wide receiver in AJ Green,God please answer pray #2 __________

    Just walked in #ClubOpera in Atlanta and once again with this only being my 5th visit to ATL I take my hat off and salute the A #WOW

    Depending on what team you are a fan of who would you like to see your team take if they haven"t picked to this point yet?

    This is what today's workout on Georgia Tech field consist of!! #Torture http://twitpic.com/4qjlaa

    @ tell Tyler Perry to call me, I missed his call thee other day, I'm lying but tell him call me anyway about my next role :)

No. 1 Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)---Soccer

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    GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - APRIL 26:  Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester United at Veltins Arena on April 26, 2011 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
    Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

    Twitter Handle: @rioferdy5

    Twitter Followers: 892,471

    Klout Score: 89

    PeerIndex Score: 87

    Twitter Rank: No. 437

    Recent Tweets: If u ever see me go off on a stretcher then run back on to play i give every1 on here the green light to hit me with a #2footedtackle !

    BBQ on the go....hope the family like a bit of burnt chicken!! Masterchef at work!! http://plixi.com/p/96748793

    The winner of the Five Star Holiday to Cyprus for 2 has been chosen and will be announced here later today. Watch this space. Ooof!!

    A funny name is a funny name tweeps no matter where its from....some eeeeeeeediot touchy people on here tonight!

    Royal Wedding...good luck to Kate + Wills hope it goes smooth. Alexander McQueen they saying made the dress-great choice if so.

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    PORTO, PORTUGAL - APRIL 28: Nilmar da Silva of Villarreal duels for the ball with  Nicolas Otamendi of FC Porto during the UEFA Europa League semi final first leg match between FC Porto and Villarreal at Estadio do Dragao on April 28, 2011 in Porto, Portu
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    As you can see...soccer rules sports on Twitter. This shouldn't be too much of a surprise given its international fan base.

    The NBA also has a huge influence on Twitter as well.

    MLB and the NHL have some work to do, but two accounts that just missed the cut were the San Francisco Giants and the Vancouver Canucks.

    ESPN has the media side of sports covered on Twitter with three accounts ranking in the Top 25.

    I'm also surprised to see the WWE with such a big presence, but to be honest I know nothing about wrestling.

    I would love to hear your opinions and feedback.

    ...and of course you can find me on Twitter: @Raysinbanners