Check out the new rapper who is taking America by storm. His name is 50 Tyson, he's from North side zone in Minneapolis, he's 16,he'll be 17 next year, he's a ballplayer and he ain't gonna lie. Awesome!
I get a lot of questions from listeners about how to best use twitter as a sports fan. Frankly I don't see many other uses for it other than for the maniac sports fans trying to keep up with the latest in news and happenings in sports.
I use twitter as a news service, I've used it to stay on top of big stories like the Cliff Lee trade to the Rangers and I've used it for a live account of what was happening in the court room when Nolan Ryan bought the Texas Rangers. All the drama was delivered to my blackberry as it happened by professional journalists in the courtroom in Fort Worth.
So, how can you use twitter to actually make it a valuable tool for you?
Open a Twitter account. Twitter is a microblogging website that allows you to send or receive "tweets" or small burst of information. Twitter doesn't cut it as a web site because you simply cannot be chained to your keyboard all day long. Where it really is magic is when you connect it to your phone.
After you've opened your twitter account, start following teams, media members and players that you have an interest in reading. For example, I follow @aandro of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Evan_P_grant of the Morning News for Ranger coverage.
I suggest downloading Uber Twitter to your smart phone. This allows you the mobility to really make Twitter a valuable resource. Uber Twitter will sych with your twitter account and start forwarding your incoming tweets to your phone so you can read and interact with anybody on Twitter.
And....don't forget to "follow" me. twitter.com/gregghenson
M Go Blog is reporting that Michigan and Alabama are in the final stages of a contract to play a game at Cowboy stadium in Dallas in 2012.
Initially this struck me as nothing more than a rumor as Michigan NEVER plays a neutral site game, let alone south of the Mason-Dixon line. Add to that, most college stadiums can't produce the kind of revenue necessary for Michigan to give up a home date under any circumstances.
However Jerry Jones stadium can hold almost 100,000 and could easily allow Cowboy owner Jerry Jones to overpay to get these two college football powers on the gridiron.
If Jerry wants it to happen, it will happen! I'd pencil this game in for sometime in early September 2010.
This is an incredibly sad video of Penn State Joe Paterno at the Big Ten meetings. In it you can see that he has clearly slowed and sounded almost out of it, his speech was slurred and he spoke very softly. Totally out of character for Joe. Do you think this is his final go 'round at PSU?