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 Oakland Raiders official Twitter account:
@RAIDERS (Followers: 173,448)
Top Raiders To Follow:
Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 1, 2012
Richard Seymour would have made the list as he has nearly nearly 5,500 followers. However, he has yet to Tweet from @BigSey92. Does anyone else find this strange?
If you want to follow some former Raider greats in the Twitterverse, you can choose from Marcus Allen (@MarcusAllenHOF), Tim Brown (@81TimBrown), Bo Jackson (@BoJackson) or Rich Gannon (@RichGannon12), to name a few.
The Raiders Beat:
Tim Kawakami, Mercury News sports columnist: @timkawakami (24,142)
Paul Gutierrez, Raiders Insider for Comcast SportsNet California, @PGutierrezCSN (10,453)
Steve Corkman, Raiders blogger for Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group: @CorkOnTheNFL (10,001)
Vic Tafur, covers Raiders for San Francisco Chronicle: @VicTafur (8,658)
Jason Jones, helps cover Raiders for Sacramento Bee: @mr_jasonjones (5,717)
Raiders Blog Roll:
Silver & Black is the San Francisco Chronicle's Raiders blog, featuring posts by the aforementioned Vic Tafur.
The ESPN AFC West blog is run by Bill Williamson and you can follow him @espn_afcwest.
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: Thurs., Aug. 2
Order your 2012 Oakland Raiders Athlon Sports NFL Preview magazine here
- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 1, 2012