Top Twitter sports parody accounts

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, how do we assess the art form of Twitter parody? Faux Pelini, which was created in 2010 and now has over 104,000 followers, ranks among a handful of acts who have created hilarious caricatures of professional and college sports figures. Here's a sampling of the best:

@Fake_Prokhorov, 8K followers (created in February 2011)

Plenty of commentary here on NBA activity from the parody of Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the Brooklyn Nets.

@FakeUrban, 11K (no date listed)

No love lost here for Michigan. He's got a special relationship, though, with the coach's real wife, Shelley Meyer.

@DanBeebe, 22K (June 2010)

Reading this, you'd believe the ex-Big 12 commissioner remains quite bitter toward the four schools that departed his former league.

@CockyBelichick, 18K (December 2011)

Unlike the Patriots coach, this Belichick has plenty to say -- mostly that he's better than you.

@NotBillWalton, 186K (March 2011)

Much like the real Walton, there's not a subject he won't touch -- current events and sports with a biting sense of humor.

@FakeCoachPop, 18K (October 2009)

If the coach of the Spurs said everything on his mind, it might actually come out like this.

@PseudoFed, 34K (September 2010)

Plenty of discussion about who rates as the greatest tennis player of all time. As you might guess, according to this feed, it's Roger Federer.

@wengerknowsbest, 116K (April 2011)

Entertaining takes, mostly on the Premier League, from a spoof on Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger.

@CoachQsMustache, 25K (April 2010)

If a mustache could speak ... This one does, projecting the fake thoughts of Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville.

@NotWaltFrazier, 11K (October 2010)

The rare parody of a retired athlete. But he's got plenty to say about today's sporting world.