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In today’s social media crazed world it’s tough to stay up to date on what is still “cool.” With websites like Instagram and Vine, Facebook daily becomes more outdated (soon to be slated as the website only your parents use.). With that being said the new constant in staying up to date with friends, and getting a peak at the lifestyle of the rich and famous is Twitter. While I couldn’t care less about Taylor Swift’s new song about her broken heart (Taylor, you’re the problem.) Twitter does serve a purpose for me, I no longer watch a game without checking my Twitter feed. If you’re a sports fan yet to join Twitter I would highly encourage it. Even if you have nothing to say in 140 characters or less, just reading through the feed is a great way to get a unique perspective on whatever game you may be watching.
If you’re a UGA fan you have the opportunity right now to know what some of your favorite coaches, players, and journalist have on there mind at any given time. If you’re new to Twitter, or just looking to beef up your Twitter feed I have 10 people (in no particular order) associated with UGA that you should consider following.
1.@SethEmerson- Seth Emerson
Seth is a beat writer living in Athens who writes for The Macon Telegraph, and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. If there is a story to be covered at UGA he is usually one of the first to know about it giving both facts, mixed with his personal feelings and opinions.
Tweet Peak- Georgia has officially announced the departure of David Perno as baseball coach. It’s being termed a resignation. (It’s not.)
2. @wattsdantzler- Watts Dantzler
Curious what a day in the life of a 300 pound student-athlete looks like? Curiosity is indulged when you follow Dantzler. With a mix of UGA football, and frat boyish humor it’s easy to see why DudeYouCrazy drew up such a wonderful play for him for this year’s spring game.
Tweet Peak- I’m about to take this Anthropology final out for a very nice dinner at Captain D’s and then I plan on never calling her again.
3. @UGA_Recruiting- UGARecruitingInsider
Are you the guy talking about that phenom in south Georgia who is fast like Malcom Mitchell, but strong like Herschel Walker? Well UGARecruitingInsider is the follow for you, always the latest on recruiting so you’ll always be informed on the next big recruit.
Tweet Peak- TE Milan Richard will commit on June 4. If UGA still wants Richard they will have to make a strong push against Clemson
4. @JayRome_87- Jay Rome
Another fun student athlete is Rome, routinely giving funny insights on the day in the life of a UGA football player, and just a day in the life of a southern Valdosta boy.
Tweet Peak- Ever go to class an get hit with a pop quiz you were not mentally or physically ready for?
That’s how coach T workout was today lol I’m exhausted
4. @DKramerUGA- Daniel Kramer
Judging by the number of his followers, Kramer is a hidden gem. Kramer is an up an coming sports journalist still studying at UGA. Being in Athens for classes Kramer routinely tweets quick interviews from players on campus, along with being at seemingly every single press event held in the classic city.
Tweet Peak- Just bumped into Malcolm Mitchell on campus. The injured UGA wideout seems to be recovering quick- not even using his crutches or limping.
5. @JakeRoweRivals- Jake Rowe
Rowe is another guy perfect for the recruiting buff, or if you want to have enough information to keep up with the recruiting buff in your office. Rowe routinely tweets about not only UGA recruiting, but also gives an intelligent opinion on all Georgia sports.
Tweet Peak- I feel the best player in Ga. that isn’t being talked about is Carrollton TE Cole Cook.
6. @DudeYouCrazy- DudeYouCrazy.net
Readers can’t think UGA sports without thinking of the Dude. Giving the people what they want, Dude is always tweeting the latest journalist masterpieces for you to read, while also giving you valuable insight on how to live a successful life in general. [Dude's note: I refuse to confirm involvement in this assessment.]
Tweet Peak- David Beckham retires from football. His career stats: 0 yards total offense, 0 TD’s, 0 tackles, 0 INTs, 0 forced fumbles.
7. @coachmarkfox- Mark Fox
As coach Fox tries to build a national contender on the hardwood readers are invited to observe the progress, one tweet at a time. Fox also is UGA sports’ biggest fan, constantly supporting other programs in the Athletic Department.
Tweet Peak- Nights like tonight remind me that building a program takes everyone fighting forward- coaches, players, fans- everyone. If we…
…all do that, we will not only get where we all want to be, we will stay there. I will fight for these kids. Go Dawgs!
8. @crob45- Christian Robinson
Former linebaker Christian Robinson is now a graduate assistant for UGA, how did I find this information out? He announced it on Twitter of course. Robinson is just an all around nice-guy who is easy to root for. Just a glance at his feed and it’s clear Robinson is proud to be a Dawg.
Tweet Peak- It feels so good to be back in Athens Georgia.
9. @FakeIsaiahCrow1- Fake Isaiah
Fake Isaiah like you may imagine is a parody account. (If you’re new to twitter, a parody account is an account ran as a joke by someone other than the person represented.) Fake Isaiah doesn’t tweet as much as he used to, but a look at his feed is a humorous perspective on the thoughts of infamous Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell.Warning- mature content
Tweet Peak- crow jus thru up all tha peeps he ate 2day watching that louisville dudes injury #thafuuuu
10. @UGAAthletics- Georgia Bulldogs
The direct source of everything UGA, the official Twitter of The University of Georgia Bulldogs. If you want more than just the big sports this feed is the one for you. If UGA competes in any sport this Twitter is covering it.
Tweet Peak- Bulldog track & field men finish fifth at SEC Championships with 56 points as final event on women’s side begins.
With all that being said, who did I miss? Who else should I be following?
Jake Sapp is a long-time “friend of the program” so to speak. Being an Athens, Georgia native has taught him a deep love for the Georgia Bulldogs but he will also stop by often to expound upon more diverse topics. The resident professional sports expert, Jake will cover a bit of everything.
In my grand debut (or return as it may be) as a member of the DudeYouCrazy team I’ve decide to get real crazy with it.
The NBA is a passion that isn’t shared by most of my SEC brethren. With it’s reputation of it being a “look at me league” and defensive prowess equivalent to a Georgia Tech linebacker. I urge readers to give the playoffs a fresh look. More specifically I want to give you guys a team to root for, A dog in the fight. The Memphis Grizzlies are a team you can stand behind for the following reasons:
1. They’re an actual basketball team.
When I watch a basketball game I like watching the game I grew up playing. A point guard, two wing players, and two posts. In todays NBA it’s not uncommon to see a team run with four guards and a finesse excuse of a post player, just four guys around the three point line waiting for their shot. Where’s the fun in that? As a fan I want to see genetic freaks colliding in the paint for points, rebounds, and just because they can.
Thats where the Grizz come in, between Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph you’re looking at roughly 529 pounds and 14 feet of height, when you see them on the court it’s clear who the post players are. Along with that, Mike Conley has had a sort of coming of age during these playoffs and is a great example of a skilled point guard. On the wings you have Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince, athletes who make there place on the team playing lock down defense. (although Tayshaun can still get nasty with it.) Memphis is a team that just makes sense when you watch them.
2. They’re our chance for the rest of the country to continue hating the south.
Nothing is better than a team below the Mason Dixon winning a championship. Let’s face it Miami, Florida is not apart of the south. When Miami wins it’s like the yankees winning, just giving guidos a reason to buy another flatbill. You can root for this team and chant S-E-C.
3. They’re relatable.
When I watch the Grizzlies play I see a fine tuned YMCA pick-up team. You have the kind of fat guy who always surprises you with how athletic and good of a scorer he is (Zach Randolph). You have the big sweaty guy just dying to box you out and get way to physical (Marc Gasol) [Dude's Note: I saw the Grizzlies play the Warriors last year in Oakland, and Marc Gasol looks hungover. All the time.]. The gym rat who can make a play out of anything (Mike Conley). The guy who makes all the right moves but always passes up the big shot (Tayshaun Prince). Lastly you have the guy who takes defense way too seriously and is only fun to play with when he’s on your team (Tony Allen).
We’ve all played with those guys, those are the guys that make pick-up basketball. Those are the guys that make the Memphis Grizzlies.
4. They’re not LeBron James
In a league dominated by stars it’s refreshing to watch a team lacking a superstar, instead just a group of hard nosed basketball players.
So in this season with football and meaningful baseball so far away I say check out the NBA playoffs, it makes a heck of a lot more sense that hockey. If you need a dog in the fight to make it enjoyable, take a look at the guys in Memphis.