There are few things in life (family, friends, & my cat) that I love more than the city of Philadelphia and sports. I was born and raised in the city, and I’m a lifelong Philly sports fan. One of my first sports memories is Joe Carter hitting a three-run walk-off home run against closer Mitch Williams, propelling the Toronto Blue Jays into a World Series victory over his hometown Phillies. Sigh.
A big complaint about today’s Internet is that there is “so much noise” and it’s too hard to find the content you care about among all the other stuff out there. I agree, there is a lot of noise, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I’d rather everyone had a voice than only a select few. Plus, Twitter is a great platform for getting through the noise and to the stuff you really care about. Why? Because you choose the people you follow. Essentially, you choose the amount of noise you want to see and hear. If you only want to follow people who talk about peanut butter, that is entirely possible.
I thought it would be a good idea to create a Twitter resource for the Philadelphia sports fan. I’m passionate about Philadelphia sports, and I know there are many others out there. Granted, a lot of you don’t care about Philadelphia sports, and maybe this article isn’t for you. But, which city do you care about? Maybe you should write the Twitter resource for the [your own city] sports fan, or at least write to SportsNetworker about which city you’d like to see highlighted next. Anyway, if you don’t care about this post, I’m sure you know someone who does, so share the wealth!
Before we get started, I’ve created a Twitter List with all of the accounts included in this post, so please feel free to follow that list if you’re a Philly sports fan.
Teams [Major Four]
Note: Each team has a variety of unofficial / news feed accounts which I have not listed, but are easy to find.
Players (Only Verified by Twitter)
Andre Iguodala [Sixers]
Evan Turner [Sixers]
Lou Williams [Sixers]
Thad Young [Sixers]
The Moyer Foundation [Phillies]
Note: Chad Durbin used to have an account, but it appears to be inactive.
Brent Celek [Eagles]
Macho Harris [Eagles]
Desean Jackson [Eagles]
Michael Vick [Eagles]
Note: There are several other Eagles players on Twitter, including Leonard Weaver, LeSean McCoy, and Jamar Chaney, who are not verified, but who I believe are authentic. Also, there are no Flyers players on Twitter, as far as I can tell.
Media (Blogs, Bloggers, & Writers)
Philly.com Sports [All Teams]
610 WIP [All Teams]
The 700 Level [All Teams]
All Things Philly [All Teams]
Crossing Broad [All Teams]
Recliner GM [All Teams]
Phinally Philly [All Teams]
Liberty Ballers [Sixers]
The Good Phight [Phillies]
Todd Zolecki [Phillies, Beat Writer]
Bleeding Green [Eagles]
Iggles Blog (Bounty Bowl) [Eagles]
Birds Fan Blog [Eagles]
Broad Street Hockey [Flyers]
Frank Seravalli [Flyers, Beat Writer]
Anthony SanFilippo [Flyers, Beat Writer]
Honorable Mention: Jayson Stark is a baseball writer for ESPN.com but he was a writer for the Inquirer for 20+ years and loves the Phillies, and I recommend you follow him.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter! I tweet about Philly sports all the time!
This is an incomplete resource, for sure. It’s just impossible for me to know or find all of the great Philadelphia sports Twitter accounts out there! So, I apologize if I left you out! Please leave your suggestions in the comments section below and I will make edits to this article as they come. Thanks!