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PostPosted: Sat 08.25.2012, 20:13 
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Now that the season is almost upon us, I was wondering if the tank had any thoughts as to who to follow on twitter for player updates - mainly injuries - during the season.

I looked at the NFL twitter page but it has too much extraneous stuff.

I was thinking of following one of the sportswriters, like Jason LaCanfora or something.

This is my first year with twitter, and was wondering if anyone else could provide some help.

Did a quick search but nothing popped up, mostly twitter urls.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat 08.25.2012, 20:24 
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Don't know if you want to use an app. But I use PFW Fantasy (Pro Football Weekly). It has latest news and tweets from (Experts/NFL PLayers/Other), and other stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun 08.26.2012, 01:25 
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LaCanfora and Glazer are my favorite national guys

But I like to load up my twitter with my players beat writers

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=286214&hilit=Twitter


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Twiter is a double edged sword. You will get the information first, but about 1/3 of it will just be wrong.

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endzoneview wrote:
LaCanfora and Glazer are my favorite national guys

But I like to load up my twitter with my players beat writers

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=286214&hilit=Twitter



This sumna bich knows what up.


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PostPosted: Sun 08.26.2012, 07:33 
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bradburyesqu wrote:
Twiter is a double edged sword. You will get the information first, but about 1/3 of it will just be wrong.


100% agree. People like LaCanfora care more about being first than being right.

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National guys are less important to me than the local beat writers; guys like John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) for the Texans, Kent Somers (@kentsomers) for the Cardinals, Bedard for the Patriots, Matt Maiocco ‏(@MaioccoCSN) for the 49ers, Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) for the Phins, Sal Maiorana (@salmaiorana) for the Bills, Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) for the Vikes, Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) for the Jets, Kevin Acee (@UTKevinAcee) for the Bolts, etc. ect. Some sites have published their own lists of beat writers for you to pick and choose from, notably Rotoworld and the Fake Football. I'm constantly adding and weeding my list for guys (and gals) who tweet relevant stuff (an add-on like TweetDeck is good for organizing, say, beat writers from national reporters from fantasy writers from statistics guys)

Now, you might ask, why would I need to follow teams that don't even represent players I don't even own or want to own?

One very relevant anecdote: last season, the severity of Fred Jackson's leg injury only became known mid-week, after waivers had cleared. Since I got Sal Maiorana's tweet before my leaguemates, I was able to scoop up CJ Spiller immediately. That move helped drive me to the championship.


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PostPosted: Sun 08.26.2012, 08:12 
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gballs1 wrote:
bradburyesqu wrote:
Twiter is a double edged sword. You will get the information first, but about 1/3 of it will just be wrong.


100% agree. People like LaCanfora care more about being first than being right.


But Glazer is very accurate.


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