Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter.
For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained.
Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the Carolina Panthers official Twitter account:
@Panthers (Followers: 99,115)
Top Panthers To Follow:
Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 6, 2012
Ryan Van Bergen
Several of the Panthers' offensive playmakers — wide receiver Steve Smith and running backs DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert — didn't make this list because they either have yet to join the Twittersphere or their account has been inactive for quite a while.
That's not the case for first-round pick Luke Kuechly, however. The linebacker who Carolina took with the ninth overall pick is on Twitter (@Luke_Kuechly), or at least it appears he is. The only problem is he has yet to Tweet, even though he has more than 2,500 followers.
Perhaps Kuechly, not to mention Smith, Williams and Tolbert and the rest of the Panthers should ask for Twitter advice from Sir Purr. That's right, the Panthers' official mascot not only has a Twitter account (@PanthersSirPurr), but he has nearly 5,000 followers. That's defintiely something he can be purr-oud about.
The Panthers Beat:
Joe Person, Panthers beat writer for The Charlotte Observer: @josephperson (8,255)
Darrin Gantt, covers Panthers for Profootballtalk.com: @darringantt (7,558)
Steve Reed, covers the Panthers for the Associated Press: @SteveReed_AP (7,160)
Tom Sorensen, columnist for The Charlotte Observer: @tomsorensen (3,767)
Scott Fowler, columnist for The Charlotte Observer: @scott_fowler (3,728)
Ron Green Jr., helps cover the Panthers for The Charlotte Observer: @RonGreenJr (1,605)
Panthers Blog Roll:
Inside the Panthers is The Charlotte Observer's blog covering the team.
Cat Scratch Reader is SB Nation's Panthers blog.
The ESPN NFC South blog is run by Pat Yasinskas and you can follow him @espn_nfcsouth.
2012 Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings and Team Previews:
No. 32:Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 31:St. Louis Rams
No. 30:Minnesota Vikings
No. 29:Indianapolis Colts
No. 28:Cleveland Browns
No. 27:Miami Dolphins
No. 26:Arizona Cardinals
No. 25:Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 24:Kansas City Chiefs
No. 23:Oakland Raiders
No. 22:Washington Redskins
No. 21: Seattle Seahawks
No. 20:Carolina Panthers
No. 19: Tuesday, Aug. 7
Order your 2012 Carolina Panthers Athlon Sports NFL Preview magazine here
- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 6, 2012