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A tribute to the 15 best sports innovations since 1998

Originally Published: May 1, 2013
By Katie Linendoll | ESPN The Magazine

Twitter No filter. No middleman. No agent or coach approval. The platform, which was only developed in 2006, has been a megaphone for athletes, coaches, agents and fans, alike. For the first time in history, Twitter has enabled the voice of the athlete to go straight to the fan. Or, in the case of Green Bay Packer T.J. Lang, straight to the league, following his Monday Night Football "back-up" referee rant. Or, in the case of a sidelined Kobe Bryant, straight to the team, to ...

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