Who to follow? A Twitter List

Top my list.  It shouldn’t be hard.  Just read it, scoff at it, wonder what the hell I was thinking, then tell me why I’m crazy.  That is the process for analyzing any top fill-in-the-blank list you have ever looked at, right?

Adam over at Ball Hogs Radio asked for my input for the Ball Hog’s annual Top-20 Twitter DMV Sports Twitter Follows blog.  Check out the current and past lists.

I never know where or how to start, rank, or massage these kinds of lists, so I took the easy way out.  I brought up the full list of the people I follow on twitter and in one pass copied any names that jumped out at me.  The final tally, 18.  I thought about filling out the last 2, but this is Adam’s top 20, so I left the hard work up to him.

You might look at this list and think “Kevin, what the hell are you thinking? Where the hell is ___.”  I admit there are a lot of great local blogs and sports personalities I left out.  Not because I don’t like them, I just don’t necessarily put them at the top of my mind when on twitter.  

Plenty of blogs out there kick ass, as blogs.  If most of what I see on a feed are simply coss-post links to a blog entry my eyes usually move on pretty quickly.  I also skip over accounts that are mostly play-by-play oriented about a game or event.  Usually I am watching the event myself and don’t need someone to tell me what I just witnessed with my own eyes.  I do recognize that many people can’t watch events live and rely on play-by-play to keep up with their favorite team, just not me.

Without further adieu and no particular order here are the 20 18 twitter accounts I sent on to Adam and a little note about why I follow each.  Also take a look at who made the cut here: Top-20 DMV Sports Twitter Follows.

@SWhynoWhen I want to know what is going on with the Caps this is usually the first and last twitter account I need to look at.
@MayHockeyCSNThe best team dedicated analyst in the DMV.
@CindyBorenWit, humor and insight to everything DC.
@MikePradaSBNWhen I watch Wizards games (don't laugh) I lean more from MikePradaSBN than anyone else.
@czabeNo BS and not afraid to put his opinion, no matter how harsh, out to the world.
@JacksonSportsSmart, rational and realistic views of local teams, focusing most on the Redskins. When I'm yelling at the radio/TV because I can't belive what just happened @JachsonSports is uaually re-affirming my opinion.
@michaeljenkBest anchor on CSN and relevant tweets that will make you laugh.
@BramWeinsteinHe may have moved on to the big time at ESPN, but Bram still weighs in on plenty of DMV area stories. Although I'd love for him to put the Peyton to DC rumors to rest.
@arielhelwaniOK, not necessarily DMV related but if you are a MMA fan you need to follow Ariel Helwani. Best MMA reporter in the business.
@MrIrrelevantDCMight be the most dedicated DMV sport fan, ever.
@federalbaseballIf you follow the Nationals, you follow FederalBaseball
@cnichols14Follow for the pictures, stay for content.
@ESHJjaksClaytonNot for children Baltimore Orioles fanatic
@MarkZuckermanA most follow for keeping up with day-to-day Nationals transactions and news.
@BMoreBirdsNestCovering all the essential teams for Baltimore: Orioles, Terps, Ravens
@tahjholdenStill following and commenting on the Terps. Plus drunk one night in Atlantic City we renamed one of Trump's casinos the Taj Ma-Holden. It makes me laugh, OK!
@FakeKvinAndrsonWhen I'm going crazy watching the Terps and seconding guess if I what I'm about to tweet crosses the line, FakeKvinAndrson has usually already taken care of expressing my feelings.
@D1scourseI know, I know, a lot of play-by-play but plenty of analysis and comments on the DMV collegiate scene to make the follow worth while.

Indefinite Pause

As our personal and professional lives have grown, carving out time to come together on a regular basis has become more of a chore than a care free event.  We still have fun getting together and still enjoy ranting and raving about DC sports, but “real life” has a way of making preparation and travel time scarce.

Since starting in January of 2009 we have posted 138 episodes of The DC Sports Guys.  What began with a couple mics and a record button became a show with computers, soundboards, and HD video. We even setup a live broadcast from Griffin’s Grill during the 2010 NFL season.  All great experiences and I’m proud of everything we accomplished.

This is not the end, well, that is what I’m telling myself anyway.  We need to re-think how we do things.  Maybe we create audio only podcasts from different locations or maybe we try our hands at blogging instead of talking.  There are many avenues we can take, but while we think of what those are “The Show” as we like to call it, will be on pause.

You can still find us on Twitter (@dcsportsguys) and still send comments to the mailbag (mailbag@dcsportsguys.com).  The site will remain up and heck, we may even post a blog.

Thanks to everyone who watched, listened, emailed and commented on our content.  Hopefully we will find a way to come back soon.

Episode #138 1/3 - Redskins

Episode #138 2/3 - Capitals

Episode #138 3/3 - Penn State, Terps, A Championship Wish

Big J and Kevin discuss Sandusky, The Terps downhill season and Jeremy let's everyone know what he would give up for a championship.

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