So I had been keeping a list of the sports teams (professional and collegiate) that I knew were on Twitter as well as their employees and athletes. At first, the list was just for my personal use but then I shared it with my bosses at the University of Michigan and a handful of other individuals.
Well, Brendan (@beingthere) decided to take that concept a step further in two ways. First, he created a Google document that enables everyone to update the document with new accounts. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone interested in Twitter, social media and sports. I recommend going through and following the relevant athletes, teams and leagues. You can follow the list on Twitter here.
Second, he started a blog entitled Sportsin140 that deals exclusively with sports and Twitter. One of his first posts discusses how the new Women’s Professional Soccer league (WPS) will allow its players to tweet during the game. In the post, he links to a web page that cites all the WPS employees on Twitter. I’m listing the PR/new media-specific employees below for your convenience. It will be interesting to follow them as they try to get this new league off the ground. The WPS inaugural match was yesterday (Sunday).
WPS Web Coordinator – Amanda Vandervort
WPS Director of Public Relations – Robert Penner
Boston Breakers New Media & Communications – Kevin Hassett
Chicago Red Stars New Media – Elly Deutch
Los Angeles Sol New Media – Christopher Higginson