Sunday, October 2, 2011
Twitter Report: What the Pros Had to Say About NFL Week 4
Turns out that professional athletes are just like all of us: On Sundays in fall they too enjoy posting on the couch and watching the NFL all day.
Most of the insight of the day came from the Detroit Lions’ thrilling comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys, showing tweets of excitement from Michigan natives, tweets of awe for Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and tweets of disappointment from Cowboys fans.
Here’s what the pros had to Tweet about while watching that game and many others around the NFL.
Blake Griffin, NBA, Los Angeles Clippers: @blakegriffin “Big shout out to football season for making it okay to not get off my couch all weekend.”
LeBron James, NBA, Miami Heat: @KingJames “Give credit to Megatron and the Lions on the win. Very good team. They got #swag right now”
Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder: @KDTrey5 “Megatron hahaha best in the league”
Grant Hill, NBA, Phoenix Suns: @realgranthill “@jrich23 The ghosts of R. Porcher, Herman Moore, Lomas Brown and Scott Mitchell did us in. Congrats JRich for beating us 4 the 1st time.”
Shane Battier, NBA, Memphis Grizzlies: @ShaneBattier “@realgranthill33 sorry grant about your boys, just just like the Chrysler commercial says, The D is back.”
Dax McCarty, MLS, New York Red Bulls: @DaxMcCarty11: “After watching football highlights, I've decided Calvin Johnson should permanently change his name to Megatron. Just that. Dude is a freak.”
Paul Rabil, professional lacrosse player, Boston Cannons and Washington Stealth: @PaulRabil “#Megatron”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, professional wrestler, WWE: @TheRock “Huge Lions win. On fire. Detroit's a helluva city - kicked ass there many times. Dallas?”
Jimmy Rollins, MLB, Philadelphia Phillies: @JimmyRollins11 “@eackley1023 well I want the niner's to win........ But don't wanna see the eagles blow the lead!! Tuff spot for me”
Herculez Gomez, professional soccer player, Estudiantes Tecos (Mexico) & USA: @herculezg “SF fans, what are the 49ers doing? That was the worst clock management I have ever seen. Wow. #thatjusthappend”
Jose Bautista, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays: @JoeyBats19 “let's go @steelers!! time to go get a W!! #beastmode”
Jonny Flynn, NBA, Houston Rockets: @J_Flynn “Its like Aaron Rodgers is in a video game every Sunday. You see his #’s & make the ‘really’ face”
Brandon Phillips, MLB, Cincinnati Reds: @DatDudeBP "This game is not looking good for the @Bengals but maybe next half will be better... #WhoDey"
Alejandro Bedoya, professional soccer player, Rangers FC (Scotland) & USA: @AleBedoya17 “Sucks to be Miami #Dolphins fan!! On a positive note former #Hurricanes still holding active record streak for a touchdown in NFL,143 weeks”
Calvin Johnson: AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez