NFL Twindex: Relative unknown new No. 1
Yawn-inducing, akin to, “What up [insert city here]?”
Over the last two weeks, we heard who came close to missing a flight and who was delayed and what they thought of the airports they were delayed in.
But even in such a desolate landscape, wonderful things popped up.
Little-known Carlton Mitchell, a second-year Browns wide receiver, was consistently hilarious and emerged from nowhere to take the top spot -- not by a nose, but in a landslide.
Laughs are aplenty among the rest of the field in the second edition of the NFL Twindex, one man’s subjective rankings of the best NFL tweeters out there over the last two weeks.
Big names who did well in the feature’s debut disappeared, with only three players retaining a spot in the top 10.
Without further ado, the new list:
@C_Mitch18 -- An incredible, standard-setting two weeks and an easy choice. "I'm changing my Facebook name to 'NOBODY' so that.. Anytime i see any boring status.. I will 'LIKE' it.. It'll say 'NOBODY LIKES THIS'" Brilliant! "Don't think of yourself as an ugly person. Think of yourself as a beautiful monkey #ProblemSolved" Very funny. "I think that limiting the nuggeting of animals to only chicken was a mistake." Pork nuggets? Check the timeline, it's gold.
@SBreaston15 -- "Where's the 8th U.S Circuit Court of appeals in St. Louis? RT @AdamSchefter: the NFL's top 10 toughest venues: http://es.pn/kA2LYT" Everyone wished they'd thought of it. Heck, I might have voted for it if I thought of it. His video, a League Deferred, is a great watch.
3. J.J. WattDefensive End | Houston Texans ... Last Poll: NR
@JJWatt -- "Dirk Nowitzki kinda looks like Captain Sig Hansen from Deadliest Catch." I see Sig every game now. Even better: "Guy at the airport saw my Texans shirt & asked how I thought they'd be this year. He said "I hope that big white kid from Wisconsin is good""
5. PAT MCAFEEPunter | Indianapolis Colts ... Last Poll: HM
@PatMcAfeeShow -- Suffered a beat down from @jayfeely and will hate ranking behind Phillips. "It's nice to have a backyard I can punt in, slammed my future neighbors freshly built home a couple times. But all in all nice lil workout." Also quesioned the truthfulness of "Locked Up Abroad" and wondered if the "nudetube" airport security guy had missed him when he finally made it back to the airport.
@antoniogaray71 -- Solid callout of teammate Jacques Cesaire: "Why is it that every time @pray74 invites me over to eat he tries to get me to help him do house chores?" Also liked "Miami Vice > Miami Heat" and his interest in the national spelling bee.
7. AUSTEN LANEDefensive End | Jacksonville Jaguars ... Last Poll: 7
@A_Train_92 -- "If anybody in my twitter feed mentions their excitement for the new #Twilight movie they will be deleted and blocked on the spot." Also, "Anyone know a good counselor I can talk to? #Chipolte just abused me with their $2.00 guacamole prices." A fair complaint. Tasty, but pricey.
@ochocinco -- Offered $2,000 as a reward for a pair of size 11 Reebok NFL 4 speed lows, his "route running" cleats, which reside in a locker he's locked out of. Tweeted a farewell to Montreal after a visit in French. But went crazy with conversation with himself about how much he loved himself, losing points.
9. SCOTT FUJITALinebacker | Cleveland Browns ... Last Poll: NR
@scottfujita99 -- "Oprah said San Luis Obispo is the happiest city in America. Well I can't find a parking space. I'm not happy." Also revealing: "Cruising in Juanita Fujita, the family RV. Just saw an eagle soaring overhead with a 3-foot snake in its grasp. Wow." I liked named vehicles.
Have a tweet I need to see? A Tweeter who needs more consideration? Find me at @ESPN_AFCSouth and @PaulKuharsky.
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