The sports media Twitter party is overcrowded and a bit overwhelming. Voices bombard — and often bludgeon — the intellect with “takes” and rumors from all angles. It can be hard to separate the relevant from the reactionary, the entertaining from the downright idiotic.
Here, Mashable provides its latest attempt at cutting through the noise and making sense of the hysteria.
We recently featured sports media’s biggest Twitter stars, by taking a look at who has become huge and how. The 11 writers and broadcasters we profiled have some 6.6 million followers combined. How did they get there? We found that most have a few things in common: They tweet prolifically, they interact directly with followers, and they work for major media outlets like ESPN.
But listing which sports reporters are most popular and why only begins to scratch the surface. Who should sports fans be following for information, updates and analysis? Here we’ll highlight 10 more must-follow Twitter accounts, based on Mashable staff favorites and common reader suggestions.
CNBC sports business reporter Dan Rovell was the most recommended writer by the Mashable community. Reader Courtney Doman tweeted that Rovell is “easily one of the top follows for solid sports news,” and many others named a favorite as well.
Some of our latest picks work for major outlets such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and ESPN. Some are up-and-coming, while others are more under-the-radar. Some, like Rovell, have relatively large audiences. Most don’t. Combined, these 10 sports writers, reporters and websites tally some 750,000 followers — a quarter-million less than Erin Andrews, the third most-popular entry on our last list. But they’ve definitely got something valuable to say, nonetheless.
So click through the accompanying gallery and then weigh in with your thoughts. Who do you follow? Why?
CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell has written two books and anchored five primetime documentaries. He’s even won an Emmy for contributing the the network’s 2008 election coverage. Rovell illuminates the machinations that make sports an economic powerhouse, and earns high marks on Twitter for frequent updates and quick-hit analysis.
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