Alas, Hasselbeck and Watt are snapshot examples for us here at Twindex HQ, where we’d like to host Cleveland receiver Carlton Mitchell and Green Bay tight end Tom Crabtree. They hold the top two spots in our new poll, flip-flopping their standing from two weeks ago.
We could have a 10-event competition for the two including feats of strength and intellect and concluding with a tweet-off or a tweet-up or a tweet-meet.
They were neck and neck, and it came down to my gut feeling -- Mitchell was more consistently amusing.
Scroll through my favorites to see what was considered as we made the final cuts -- we are now trying to track 493 guys.
@C_Mitch18 -- Back at the top of his game after getting edged out by Crabtree on June 24th. I enjoyed him as the Fourth of July approached -- "Just to be different, I cry about being single on the 4th of July, and celebrate Valentines Day with explosives" and "Freedom of speech is wonderful,right up there with the freedom not to listen." Also quality material on how his insomnia is connected to the Internet, lowercase vs. capital letters, finding a missing item, confused alarm clocks, mumbling and tinted windows.
@TCrabtree83 -- "Opening up a moldy yogurt cup in the daylight really makes me wonder about all those nights i ate a cup with the lights off and just TV on." Made himself available on Skype and considered ideal shoes for stepping in it, how all his breakfasts are breakfasts of champions, Casey Anthony and the conspiracy behind NFL Network's Top 100 players list. One more: "If you Google search "Tom Cr", my name is suggested right below Tom Cruise."
Defensive End | Jacksonville Jaguars ... Last Poll: 7
@A_Train_92 -- Mitchell and Crabtree were later discoveries, which means that Lane is the lone NFL player who's been in the top 10 of all four of our polls. He drew inspiration from Crabtree's Super Bowl ring tour: "My Little League Trophy rollin shotgun in my grandma's #Buickscoping for chicks! (Always wear ur seatbelts kids)." Also marveled at the power his grandparents have over a dinner check and considered his skills as a salesman.
@PatMcAfeeShow -- "Pass the facility I think to myself 'Self, how much easier would it be if I could just go kick, workout, and shower with dudes' #Wait #What" Wondered about Hope Solo's dating availability while watching the US in the Women's World Cup. Also stood up to the man, advising teammate Eric Foster: "crop your photo, don't give Colts.com any love they're locking us out, trying to take food off your wife's plate."
@HeathEvans -- Twitter is a confessional for him. "I'm an idiot! I just had: 4 Raw Egg whites 50 Grams of Casein Protein 16 ounces cold filter water 3 gummy worms .......couldn't resist!" "It's sad but a bunch of Americans are going to celebrate the 4th of July by watching the #CaseyAnthony Trial. Not me! Well, maybe a few min?"
@DarynColledge73 -- An example of how one great point can score you a spot on the list, at least during the lockout: "I can not stand how people keep using the word 'organic' to describe their life style, furniture, decor, or general outlook on life." Me neither, chief. Me neither.
@JayFeely -- He's been here before and he's the first of back-to-back rewards for actual football talk. While he said Darrelle Revis needs to do it consistently for longer, Feely tweeted that "Revis is just as shut down as Deon, his hands are excellent, he's a much better tackler and he can blitz. Better all around corner." Also riffed on the self-satisfaction that comes from Twitter verification.
@ShaunPhillips95 -- More actual football. "Wow it was hot today out on the field. Mark my words Gerald McCoy will go to the pro bowl this year he's a stud." I presume Phillips is working out with the second-year Tampa Bay defensive tackle and giving us an informed review of what he sees.
@GAlexander21 -- Said Casey Anthony will be forgotten because it's not like she's a famous running back or anything. And instructed fans on NBA lockout: "I sure hope y'all hittin them NBA players twitter pages wit the disrespect some of y'all hit us NFL players wit when the lockout started"