Before we could release the 2013 version of our 20 Must Follow Memphis Sports Tweeters, The Memphis Flyer released their “Who’s Who in Memphis Twitter” list which included a sports section featuring local figures like Tony Allen, Jason Smith, and MemphiSport/MSL’s own Kevin Cerrito.
The list is quite extensive, yet there were some names left off of it.
Here are 5 Sports Tweeters missing from the Flyer’s list…
WHO IS THIS GUY: Greg Gaston, the co-Host of the Middays Show on Sports 56/87.7 FM. He also hosts Sports Files on WKNO TV.
THE LOW-DOWN: Greg Gaston is one of the Renaissance men of Mid-South athletics. He can be found at most of the major events in the area, from Ole Miss football games to the V3 fights at Minglewood Hall. His unique perspective on a variety of sports topics (and on the everyday quirks of life) make him a must follow for Memphis sports fans.
Disapointed in not winnng Powerball tonight. Thought I was do. I did tie an all-time best by getting one number right on a couple of tix.
— Greg Gaston (@Greg_Gaston) August 8, 2013
WHO IS THIS GUY: John Martin, the recruiting expert for the Commercial Appeal. He has his finges on the pulse of all things Tiger basketball affiliated.
THE LOW-DOWN: You cannot be a diehard Tigers basketball fan and not be following this twitter feed. Martin keeps his followers informed on the latest in Memphis basketball recruiting, as well as keep everyone entertained with his own brand of sarcasm.
I feel like the only thing that could make that Kanye West/Kardashian/Graceland story better is if he invited John Calipari to move in, too.
— John Martin (@JohnMartinCA) August 2, 2013
WHO IS THIS GUY: Grizz, the one and only mascot for the hometown Memphis Grizzlies.
THE LOW-DOWN: If you enjoy his shenanigans in The Grindhouse, you will love his twitter feed. Grizz is never shy about his thoughts, and has one of the most fan friendly twitter feeds in the city. He enjoys interacting with fans both at Grizzlies games and on twitter, so if you tweet something funny to him he will probably give you a uniquely Grizz reply.
Sorry I have big paws and its difficult to type sometimes. #bigbearproblems
— grizz (@grizz) July 26, 2013
WHO IS THIS GUY: Justin Fuente, the head football coach of the Memphis Tigers.
THE LOW-DOWN: Keeping you abreast of the latest in Tigers football news, Coach Fuente is a must follow for Tigers fans. Whether it is encouragement about the upcoming season, or the latest news on former Tigers standouts, Coach Fuente has something for every University of Memphis football fan.
The new uniforms and helmets are just a couple of the looks we will show this season. More to come as the season moves on! Go Tigers!
— Coach Fuente (@CoachFuente) July 20, 2013
WHO IS THIS GUY: Mike Miller, the sharp shooter the Grizzlies were able to pick up in free agency.
THE LOW-DOWN: One of the prodigal sons of Memphis (the other of course being Shane Battier), Miller spent five seasons in the Bluff City earning Sixth Man of the Year honors and lighting opponents up from behind the arc. He is humble in person and on his Twitter feed. He thanks fans before and after games for their support, and is definitely worth the follow.
Thank you all for the tweets and the support. I can’t reply to all but I do appreciate everyone. Time for another championship.
— Mike Miller (@m33m) April 18, 2013
CJ Hurt is a regular contributor of MemphiSport. Follow him @churtj09.
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