Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC West [Print without images]

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tweet, Tweet: NFC West players on Twitter

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Seahawks defensive tackle Craig Terrill is heading for the Lake Washington waterfront with ice cream on his mind. Teammate Walter Jones plans to catch a couple of movies this weekend. Rams running back Steven Jackson caught a plane for Chicago on Friday afternoon.

These are the little slices of everyday life NFC West players are sharing with anyone who wants to follow them on Twitter. The 49ers just established their own official feed at SF_49ers. The Seahawks have their official account at seahawksSpin. The Cardinals' Web reporter, Darren Urban, shares thoughts and story links at Cardschatter. Update: Urban confirms that Larry Fitzgerald is at Lfitzgerald11.

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck -- MatthewHass008 -- has become a trusted source for verifying teammates' accounts. Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh is not on Twitter at this time, so don't fall for any of the accounts purporting to represent him, Hasselbeck has warned. The same goes for 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, according to the 49ers.

The Rams' Jackson is at sj39. I haven't confirmed any other accounts associated with Rams players. Several 49ers players have accounts -- those purporting to be from Nate Clements and Vernon Davis seem legitimate -- but I haven't validated them yet.

Thanks to Hasselbeck, I can confirm the following Seahawks-related accounts as legit:

Our NFC West Twitter account is at espn_nfcwest. We have similarly named accounts for the other divisions. NFC West followers receive headlines and links for every blog entry, plus occasional breaks on stories and future entries. The experience on my Facebook page is more personal and includes everything appearing on Twitter, plus discussions stemming from blog entries -- and occasional personal updates from me.