If you are like me and spend each Sunday in front of your TV watching the NFL and most Monday’s and Thursdays as well, you probably also read every available article on ESPN, MMQB.si.com, ProFootballFocus.com and FootballOutsiders.com One way to make watching the games even more enjoyable is to follow some knowledgable fans/writers/bloggers/scouts on twitter. It’s a great way to get differing opinions, insight and learn about what’s going on in games you may not be watching. I have compiled a list of my favorite NFL twitter follows.
Here are the ones that I think are must follows and my favorite follows. If you are hesitant adding so many new people on twitter, just add these. Although I think shortly you will be adding all of them, since many of them interact with each other and have mostly intelligent/mature debates.
After letting game 7 between the Spurs and Heat sink in for almost 24 hours, I’m still incredibly impressed by the quality of play and the competitiveness of the series. It could be the best series I have watched in my nearly 20 years of watching basketball. I think I texted “This is AWESOME!” about 53 times last night to friends, family and random numbers.
Here are a few of my thoughts about what we just witnessed:
This past week I was in New York City for a conference. On Tuesday night the conference ended and there was a huge after party. We rented out the Sky Room bar/club, which was great, except there was only one TV and Game 6 of the NBA Finals was on.
At 9pm people started gathering around the TV, first just a few guys, then more and more people as the game went on. We were all about to witness one of the greatest basketball games I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately I had already had quite a few beers, so I don’t remember every little detail as I usually do during sporting events, but I do remember seeing incredible performances, a great comeback, feeling tremendous excitement and feeling that we were watching greatness.
The 49ers were rumored to be active in the trade market, and I assumed they would, considering they had 13 picks and only have 4-5 likely roster spots available. They didn’t take much time making a huge splash, trading the 31st pick to the Cowboys in exchange for the 18th pick where they drafted Eric Reid, the safety from LSU. The Niners also gave the Cowboys a 3rd round pick. Continue reading
After a narrow defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in last year’s Super Bowl, the 49ers are looking to re-tool for a second consecutive trip to the big game and a 3rd consecutive trip to the NFC Championship Game.
In an off season that saw the Niners only lose a few key contributors, the 49ers might have the most complete roster in the NFL. With the most picks of any team in the NFL, the 49ers are in an ideal situation to replace Dashon Goldson, Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky Jean Francois and Delanie Walker, the key free agents who left for more money. They also have a chance to use their 12 draft picks to improve depth at key positions and ideally to stockpile more picks for 2014 and 2015 when some key players become free agents. Continue reading