10 best fake sports Twitter accounts
The world of Twitter is filled with athletes and other notable sports figures. Then there are impostors like fake Michael Kay and LeBron James' ego, who offer comedic gold when trying to imitate the real thing.
ALEX RODRIGUEZ, Yankees
Sample tweet: “Watched the Derby today, what a joke, I could've destroyed Animal Kingdom. Wouldn't let me run w/o a jockey. Does it look like i need one?”
Alex Rodriguez is half man, half horse? According to Twitter, he is. The Centaur equates everything to his life as an animal. For example, "What an interesting zoological collection the Mets have. A horse (Santana), a rabbit (Reyes), a weasel (Castillo) and a snake (O. Perez)"
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BILL WALTON, Hall of Fame basketball player
Sample tweet: “Not since Latrell Sprewell viciously attacked P.J. Carlesimo have I seen someone choke as badly as Lebron James.”
Bill Walton's unique broadcasting style has taken on a life of its own on Twitter. The fake Walton doesn't limit his tweets to just basketball-related matters. Take Jay Z's baby for example, "Working feverishly, crazed rap fans have already begun to decipher the hidden Illuminati message buried deep in the name 'Ivy Blue'."
LEBRON JAMES, Miami Heat
Sample tweet: “WOW ALMOST A TRIPLE DOUBLE LAST NIGHT LOVE HOW I DOMINATED ALL THREE QUARTERS!!!”
LeBron James has been criticized his entire career for having a big ego. It's so big that it had its own Twitter account. The account was shutdown by its creator, but it's still good fun to read back on.
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CHARLES "OLD HOSS" RADBOURN, Hall of Fame pitcher
Sample tweet: “I remember the good old days when debate in South Carolina meant deciding whether to use bayonets or cannon on the rebellious scum.”
Charles Radbourn was a Hall-of-Fame pitcher from 1880-91 nicknamed “Old Hoss.” He died in 1897 at the age of 42, but according to Twitter, Old Hoss is back trying to make sense of the 2000s.
JOE QUENNEVILLE, Chicago Blackhawks head coach
Sample tweet: "Off day. Coach & Mrs. Q taking me to see Santa. So excited. Going to ask Claus for Jarome Iginla."
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville's upper lip does indeed have a Twitter account. The mustache gives you hockey insights and off-day musings on the travels of the coach. The 'stache also has his own Facebook page with over 4,000 "Likes."
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MIKHAIL PROKHOROV, Nets owner
Sample tweet: "I am infuriate by long streak of Nets lose. Is possible coach Avery have not tell team preseason is over."
The “fake” Russian billionaire and owner of the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets tweets about sports, life and money in broken English.
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JAMARCUS RUSSELL, Former NFL quarterback
Sample tweet: "Crap... JaMarcus' keys got stuck on the roof of da club tonight after I attempted to toss them to the valet."
Oakland Raiders fans may not find this as funny as the rest of the Twitter world. FakeFatJamarcus is a hilarious Twitter feed where the quarterback refers to himself in the third person and likes expensive clothes and eating. The description field of his account sums it up perfectly, "I like food, draaank, rims, Madden 12, jewelry, chillin', da club, and football. In that order."
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MICHAEL KAY, YES Network broadcaster
Sample tweet: Hey fans! I've been doing my best John Sterling impression tonight, but I know you all like me more haha."
If you can't get enough of Michael Kay's signature "SEEEE YA" home run call, you must follow this account. Most of his tweets have to do with fans adoring him or his oversized head. (Credit: James Carbone)
FRED WILPON, Mets owner
Sample tweet: "A $2 "finder's fee" will be charged to anyone who catches a foul ball at Citi Field in 2012."
The fake Fred Wilpon is very active on Twitter and unlike the real Mr. Wilpon, he is very open to talking about the Mets' financial troubles. He's always looking to make a quick buck. On the last day of the season he tweeted, "Anyone disappointed w/ Reyes coming out early can use their ticket stub from today's game to get 5% off a Reyes ‘2011 Batting Champ’ t-shirt." During "Follow Fridays," fake Wilpon suggested Bank of America. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
MIKE FRANCESA, Host of WFAN's "Mike's On"
Sample tweet: "Next time Michael Kay has a trending topic in New Yawk, let alone worldwide, give me a cawl. Until den, bow down to da Spawts Pope."
There's nothing like having three "numbah one shows" in New York, right Mike? The fake Francesa Twitter feed reads just like the WFAN host sounds with his thick "New Yawk" accent. Fans of "Mike's On" barely need to listen to the show anymore as this Twitter feed is the perfect transcript. Much like the real Francesa has little patience for nonsense callers, Fake Francesa rudely refers to his followers as "mongos."
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