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The Twitter 100: The definitive list of Twitterers that Boise State fans should follow

Now that people have figured out how to use Twitter and Tweets have evolved past the early days of "Eating a sandwich in my cubicle," the social service has become quite a resource. If you want to be the first to know something, you need to be on Twitter. If you want to connect with celebrities and players and columnists and just about anyone you can think of, you should be on Twitter. If you just ate an amazing sandwich, you should be on Twitter.

I have some Twitter accounts to get you started. It's an exhaustive list, but not nearly exhaustive enough, so feel free to add the names I missed in the comments. And if you still have no idea what to do with Twitter, I've included a primer on that.

Local journalists and journalist meatballs (Nos. 1 - 10)

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman beat reporter - @IDS_BroncoBeat

Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman columnist - @murphsturph

J Bates, KBOI Channel 2 sports director - @idahosportsguy

Troy Oppie, J Bates sidekick - @GoodBadOppie

Dave Southorn, Idaho Press-Tribune beat reporter - @BSUDave


Jeff Caves, KTIK radio personality - @JeffCaves

Don Day, webmaster - @DonLDay

Nate Kuester, former FOX 12 sports anchor - @natekuester

Nick Jezierny, Idaho Statesman's Bronco basketball reporter- @nickjezierny

Joe Jaszewski - Idaho Statesman photographer- @joeja

National college football writers (Nos. 11 - 22)

Pat Forde, ESPN columnist and Boise State's People's Champion - @espn4d

Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated columnist - @slmandel

Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated columnist - @Andy_Staples

@slmandel If I'm Chris Petersen, I order white helmets and go straight storm-trooper for the Colorado St. game. Then I'd beat them by 1,000.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


Bruce Feldman, ESPN columnist / martyr - @BFeldmanESPN

Ivan Maisel, ESPN columnist - @Ivan_Maisel

Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports columnist and author of Death to the BCS - @DanWetzel

Dennis Dodd, national college football writer - @dennisdoddcbs

Pete Thamel, New York Times college football writer - @PeteThamelNYT

Andrea Adelson, ESPN's non-AQ blogger when it's convenient for her - @aadelsonESPN

Graham Watson, former ESPN blogger, current Yahoo blogger - @Yahoo_Graham

Chris Dufresne, LA Times columnist and Boise State fan - @DufresneLATimes

Tony Barnhart, SEC writer and general college football source - @MrCFB

Real life OBNUG commenters (Nos. 23 - 31)

Loque - @LoqueBSU

OBNUG Intern - @OBNUGIntern

Nate Peters - @xBLEEDBLUEx

D_Summit - @D_Summit

Mikrino - @Mikrino

Dr. Jrig - @DrJrig

Drofdarb - @Drofdarb23

greekpadre - @greekpadre

Bronco Nation Podcast - @TheBNPodcast

College football bloggers / basement dwellers (Nos. 32 - 39)

Spencer Hall, lead writer at Every Day Should Be Saturday - @edsbs

Joe Paterno up at B1G Media days. "HELLO TELEGRAPH LISTENERS."less than a minute ago via Seesmic twhirl Favorite Retweet Reply


Holly Anderson, EDSBS co-writer and SBN's college football editor - @Nastinchka

Matt Hinton, Yahoo's college football blogger - @DrSaturday

Clay Travis, founder of, SEC homer, Kellen Moore fan, @ClayTravisBGID

FO College, the college division of Football Outsiders, @FO_College

Paul Myerberg, proprietor of the Pre-Snap Read blog - @presnapread

Chris Brown, owner and operator and strategy nerd at Smart Football - @smartfootball

Dan Shanoff, used to run a complete Tim Tebow site, now runs Quickish - @danshanoff

Local Treasure Valley people in the know (Nos. 40 - 44)

Rafter17, the man behind Boise State's message boards - @Rafter17

Greg Sims, photographer for Tri Digital Group and Boise State ad campaigns - @GregSims

Travis Hawkes, Blue and Orange Store owner - @tbhawkes

BroncoCountry Will - @BadWillHunting

Brian Gailey - @BSUBronco

Recruiting news, information, and voyeurism (Nos. 45 - 46)

Brandon Huffman,'s west regional recruiting manager - @BrandonHuffman

Blue Turf, Boise State's home - @BlueTurf

Mark May (No. 47)

Mark May - @mark_may

Looking into the Mayday Crystal ball the Buckeye head football coach in 2013 will be Nick Sabenless than a minute ago via MogoTXT Favorite Retweet Reply


Mountain West media folks (Nos. 48 - 56)

Jeremy Mauss - Jeremy Mauss - @JeremyMauss

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury-News writer and MWC rumor source - @wilnerhotline

Kelly Lyell - Colorado State reporter - @KellylLyell

Mark Anderson - UNLV reporter - @markanderson65

Eric Schmoldt - Wyoming reporter - @ericschmoldt

Frank Schwab - Air Force reporter - @GazetteAirForce

Robert Gagliardi - Wyoming reporter - @rpgagliardi

Brent Schrotenboer - San Diego State reporter - @schrotenboer

Stefan Stevenson - TCU reporter - @FollowtheFrogs

Former Boise State players in the NFL (Nos. 57 - 68)

Gerald Alexander - @GAlexander21

Austin Pettis@Austin_Pettis

Titus Young@TitusYoung

Jeron Johnson@showoff23

Chris Carr - - @triplcarr

Daryn Colledge - - @DarynColledge71

Ryan Clady - - @RyanClady

Mike Coughlin@Mike_Coughlin

Jerard Rabb - @JRabb1

Legedu Naanee - @naanee11

Quintin Mikell - @QMikell27

Kyle Wilson - @KWilson20

Current Boise State players banned from Twitter (No. 69)

There are a whole bunch of Bronco players on Twitter, not that it does you any good to follow them right now. Still, once they graduate, you may find this list of players helpful.

Famous and semi-famous people (Nos. 70 - 80)

Bill Simmons, writer and editor, @sportsguy33

Chris Fowler, College Gameday host - @cbfowler

Erin Andrews, attractive person - @ErinAndrews

Darren Rovell, CNBC sports business reporter - @darrenrovell

Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN national columnist and boring football hater - @GenoEspn

Mark Schlereth, ESPN analyst and maddening Vandal alum - @markschlereth

My 80's iPod tune of the say....Love will tear us Divisionless than a minute ago via UberSocial for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


Jason McIntyre, owner and operator of The Big Lead sports site - @TheBigLead

Gregg Doyel, columnist - @greggdoyelcbs

Tim Brando, CBS College Football Today host and radio commentator - @TimBrando

Jason Whitlock, Fox Sports writer - @WhitlockJason

Mike Humes, ESPN publicist and occasional College Gameday Tweeter - @MikeHumesESPN

People or things who defy a category (Nos. 81 - 99)

Playoff PAC, political committee seeking to bring down the BCS - @PlayoffPAC

Fake Coach Pete, fake Coach Pete - @FakeCoachPete

SI Vault, classic photos from Sports Illustrated archives - @si_vault

Sports by Brooks, website - @SPORTSbyBROOKS

Bill Barnwell, football writer for and all-around interesting person - @billbarnwell

Humble Brag, semi-unintentional boasting - @Humblebrag

Upset Blog, sports site covering college sports in the West - @TheUpsetBlog

Dustin Lapray, human being - @DustinLapray


College Gameday, ESPN show - @CollegeGameDay

Texts from Last Night, regrettable text messages - @TFLN

Conan O'Brien, late night talk show host - @ConanOBrien

Michelle Beadle, SportsNation co-host - @ESPN_Michelle

Jim Rome, radio personality - @jimrome

Bart Hendricks, former Boise State QB - @barthendricks

KTVB, local news - @KTVB

Pollspeak, college football poll accountability - @Pollspeak

Stanley Brewster, photographer - @foto208com

Blue & Orange Store, Bronco stuffs - @BlueOrangeStore

Seinfeld Tweets - @helloooooonewman


OBNUG (No. 100)

OBNUG - @obnug

How to use Twitter if you have never used Twitter before

Twitter accounts are completely free, so there should be nothing keeping you from signing up for your own account other than a crippling fear of social media. Overcome that, and you're set.

Once you sign up, visit the accounts that I've linked here in this post. When you're looking at someone's account, click the "Follow" button, and that person's Tweets will then appear on your home page every time you visit Twitter. Eventually, you will have a homepage so full of stuff that your eyes will bleed just thinking about it. That's when you switch to lists, which help organize the people you follow into manageable chunks. Consider getting started with some of the OBNUG lists if you'd like.

Note: You can be on Twitter and never send a Tweet. In fact, that is my preferred method of Twitter use. Just read what everyone else writes. It's not creepy, it's resourceful.

Your turn

What Twitter accounts do you think should be on the list? Any players, commenters, local media, or others that I missed? Do you have some pro Twitter tips to share? Let me know in the comments.