Twitter is an art form when you really think about it. Some people are good and others are bad at it.
What makes a person or team bad at Twitter? They don't interact, don't have good information, or maybe they're just flat out boring. The really bad ones are a combination of the three.
10. Michigan Football (@umichfootball) - Before you Wolverines fans get yourself in a tizzy consider this, Michigan has one of the most social coaches in college football, but their tweets are still boring. There is so much you could do with Jim Harbaugh and his crazy recruiting trips, but Michigan keeps it straight business and there's nothing wrong with that. There is room for a little fun on social media, so it wouldn't hurt to loosen the tie a little. They don't interact with fans, but they have a relationship with The Players' Tribune so there's that.
9. Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers) - This is the guy who played Apollo Creed in the Rocky series. Nothing major sticks out but it's the #BePeace with every responding tweet that's a little weird. Weathers also keeps things as short as possible, so if Twitter ever does put the 10,000-character tweets into place, don't expect him to follow the crowd into long-winded thoughts.
8. Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) - SI's MMQB guy is notorious for bad timing. Many times he has sent out apologetic tweets because he "wasn't watching the news" or had "no idea that was going on". One time would be easy to understand, but multiple is a little much. On top of that... dog avi. That's never a good look.
This is the biggest indictment of all: The Jets' special teams are worse than the offense.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 25, 2014
Pardon the use of the word "indictment." My fault. Referring only to football. Not watching the news now.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 25, 2014
7. Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) - ESPN's infamous business reporter is only seven because there are times when he tweets out decent and useful information. Then there are times when he's tweeting out gems like this. For every corny joke, his followers let him have it.
Getting word that the NFL is considering changing the post game award to the Most Valuable Peyton.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 8, 2016
6. Mike Missanelli (@MikeMiss975) - This guy (don't be ashamed if you have to Google him) is known for making quite a few remarks about women in sports media. One day, he went at the wrong one. Michelle Beadle gave him his 15 seconds of fame before he scooted back into the realm in which he is so comfortable in.
Work harder, bro. and yeah, had to google you. RT @MikeMiss975: Is it out of line to point out the lbs 'round michelle beadle's middle?— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) September 6, 2013
5. Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) - The talking head of "First Take" follows and engages with no one, and he's been known to flip-flop on various occasions. If you don't like what he tweets, wait a while and he'll completely change his stance. Bayless doesn't follow anyone so basically he just wants to talk without having to hear what other people have to say. Hey, just like on the show!
Thunder signing Westbrook bad news. Wants to be bigger star than Durant. Gunner point guard. He, KD will clash. Hard to win title this way.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 19, 2012
Russell Westbrook has become the raging Batman to Durant's too-nice Robin.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 10, 2014
4. Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) - The former ESPN writer turned Fox Sports guy comes off as having an ax to grind on Twitter. His bitter shots and outlandish opinions toward ESPN, Deadspin, Greg Howard, etc., really get in the way of whatever it is he's actually trying to say.
We up to about 35,000 words Howard has written on me. I got a beat writer. #Important— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) October 6, 2015
3. Mark May (@mark_may) - Bad television personality, even worse tweeter. Every time May comes back to Twitter, he has to issue a reminder to everyone that he's back. Let's hope this is the last time we'll ever have to see a tweet like this.
Fwd:I am back— Mark May (@mark_may) September 18, 2013
2. Miami Beach Bowl (@MiamiBeachBowl) - College football bowls don't have the best social presence because they're only relevant once a year. It's hard to tweet things throughout the year because there isn't much that concerns you. When it's bowl season, that's your time to shine but the Miami Beach Bowl evidently isn't one for the spotlight. The Twitter account didn't tweet until halftime of the Miami Beach Bowl, literally the only time of year all sports eyes are on you. They started off strong by retweeting the teams who were playing, but it was halftime by the time their first tweet about the game came out.
1. Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) - Clay Travis is Clay Travis. That's really what it comes down to. You either love him or hate him. Travis is one of those guys who always has to be right and if you don't believe the same thing he does, he will put you on blast many times over. Here's a recent example of Travis going after NY Daily News writer Shaun King for his Peyton Manning story. Dive into that rabbit hole if you dare.
Hey @shaunking, this OJ Simpson dude. Something fishy about him. Might want to look into it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 14, 2016
Hey @shaunking big time rumors out there about Bill Clinton and some intern named Monica Lewinsky. Could be your big break. Get on it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 14, 2016