Detroit Lions: People to Follow on Twitter
Detroit Lions: Who to Follow on Twitter
Twitter has produced some interesting moments when it comes to NFL players. For some reason, they seem to not have great filters when it comes to deciding what and what not to put out there in the realm of social media. Luckily for fans, all they have to do is follow them to make sure we don't miss a moment of the tomfoolery.
The Detroit Lions have--or have had--some Twitter all-stars on their roster, including Reggie Bush and his 2.8 million followers, Ndamukong Suh and his relentless tweeting, and last but not least Titus Young, who made sure he let the Lions know they would miss him when they saw him in the Hall of Fame in another team's jersey. That is, after he goes to jail of course.
It is a lot easier for an organization to keep tabs on players in the locker room and on media days, but it is impossible to keep an athlete from their own phone. That said, it is almost impossible to monitor what an athlete puts out in the public when they can share a message with millions of fans and members of the media instantaneously.
While some of the bigger name players are the most obvious ones to follow, a lot of the real gems come from the lesser known players who have full control of their own social media profiles, rather than being controlled by a public relations person. Check out this list of the top Lions worth following on Twitter.
David Fouty is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davefouty
Stefan Logan - @StefLogan11
Stefan Logan has made a name for himself as the Lions' return man. At over 2,000 tweets, Logan provides juicy content for followers regularly.
Fresh kids. Thanks to my boy Ty. Hooked us up. twitter.com/StefLogan11/st…— Stefan Logan (@StefLogan11) September 6, 2012
It's official. Playing with one of greatest WR Madden Game 2013..... Calvin Johnson aka C.J. twitter.com/StefLogan11/st…— Stefan Logan (@StefLogan11) September 14, 2012
ESPN 30-30 tonight. Ppl look at athletes in a neg way becuz of millions that they spend. But regular 9-5 ppl do the same. #dontjudge— Stefan Logan (@StefLogan11) October 3, 2012
Stephen Tulloch - @StephenTulloch
Stephen Tulloch is growing into a solid linebacker for the Lions. At over 3,000 tweets, Tulloch makes Logan's record look insignificant.
Lions off to a great start in free agency.The fans have a lot to look forward to with the draft around the corner as well.Should be a fun yr— Stephen Tulloch (@stephentulloch) March 13, 2013
Jim Schwartz - @jschwartzlions
While you won't likely see Jim Schwartz sharing the latest plays from the playbook, it is cool to hear and see what the coach of an NFL team goes through in his everyday life. Schwartz has a pension for sharing his current playlist on his Twitter account.
On the way to Lambeau. Listening to skynrd’s “Freebird” to let a good friend know that I am thinking of him.— Jim Schwartz (@jschwartzlions) December 9, 2012
On the way to Ford Field: Judas Priest "Screaming for Vengeance" and "You Got Another Thing Coming"— Jim Schwartz (@jschwartzlions) October 28, 2012
On way to stadium: Cinderella " Shelter Me", Britny Fox " Girls School", Will Smith "Gettin Jiggy wit it"— Jim Schwartz (@jschwartzlions) October 14, 2012
Nick Fairley - @Nick_Fairley251
Nick Fairley is on pace to hit 4,000 tweets by the end of the 2013 season.
Just got word Backus is retiring...12 solid years what an accomplishment! Best of luck!— Nick Fairley (@Nick_Fairley251) March 14, 2013
Matthew Stafford - @Staff_9
Matthew Stafford doesn't tweet nearly as often, but his consistency in including his girlfriend has helped him near 200,000 followers.
Calvin Johnson Jr. - @bigplayCJ
Calvin Johnson is one of the most dominant receivers to ever play the game. He is nearing 300,000 followers.
N shout out again to Barry we're taking the reign on this Madden game— Calvin Johnson Jr. (@Bigplaycj) April 27, 2013
Well gdnite twitter world ima get some rest so I can sleep off that fight decision and go to church in the morn— Calvin Johnson Jr. (@Bigplaycj) June 10, 2012
Gameplay on the Madden13 demo is ridiculous twitter.com/Bigplaycj/stat…— Calvin Johnson Jr. (@Bigplaycj) August 14, 2012
Barry Sanders - @BarrySanders
Barry Sanders is the newest member of the Madden cover team. Luckily for him he can't be plagued by the Madden curse.
Getting ready for the live show. twitter.com/BarrySanders/s…— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) April 24, 2013
Reggie Bush - @ReggieBush
Reggie Bush is in beast mode when it comes to Twitter. The former USC running back has over 2.8 million followers and is nearing 4,000 tweets.
I thought N. Korea had no allies???— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) March 30, 2013
Ndamukong Suh - @NdamukongSuh
Ndamukong Suh has made a lot of enemies due to his passion for the game, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a boatload of Twitter followers. Suh is also closing in on 4,000 tweets.