At 8:30 p.m. ET tonight, the @NFL season will officially commence at Cowboys Stadium, where the Super Bowl champions @Giants take on their division rivals the @DallasCowboys.
With all NFL teams and a majority of players having an official presence on Twitter, fans can get closer to their favorite teams and athletes with these three steps:
While the season kicks off today, NFL players and fans have been in full-on football mode for a month, sharing their journeys, one Tweet at a time. Since Super Bowl XLVI, NFL chatter on Twitter has seen major spikes in activity.
@RGIII sharing his journey through the NFL draft in April, training camp in the summer and the pre-season.
HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!!It’s an honor to be your quarterback #CantWait
— Robert Griffin III ( @RGIII) April 27, 2012
A twenty percent increase in NFL Tweets during the first preseason game on Aug. 5 (@saints vs. @azcardinals) versus last year’s HOF game.
Great team effort tonight. We will always take a win! Now off to New England to practice w the Pats for a few days
— Lance Moore ( @LanceMoore16) August 6, 2012
A newly-crowned America’s team, at least according to the most mentioned team handles in the last 30 days:
We back at it!!!
@wallace17_dakid @antoniobrown84 @ike_swagginu @cotcheryfoundat @e_sanders88 lockerz.com/s/239241313
— Rashard Mendenhall ( @R_Mendenhall) August 28, 2012
With only minutes left until kick-off, here is a “get-started” page crafted just for NFL fans. Check it out to follow your favorite teams, players and coaches.
Omid Ashtari (@omid)
Head of Sports & Entertainment