Miami Dolphins Are Twitter Champions

June 19, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) addresses members of the media after minicamp at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE


If there was a Twitter Super Bowl, the Miami Dolphins would be heavily favored to be the 2012 champions.  The signing of Chad OchoCinco, the Twitter MVP, plays a huge part in that.  The reborn Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) currently has 3,549,908 followers, the most for any NFL player.  Only one other American football player has more than 2 million followers and that is Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) with 2,488,511.  Dolphin domination!

The San Francisco-based social networking service known as Twitter has been around since July 15, 2006 and generates more than 300 million tweets daily.  Tweets are posts with a limit of 140 characters.  I recently joined the micro-blogging community and an army followed me.  I currently boast nine followers.

After Chad Johnson and Reggie Bush, we have:

Tim Tebow @TimTebow  1,692,861

Michael Vick @MikeVick  1,342,803

Larry Fitzgerald @LarryFitzgerald  1,294,132

Terrell Owens @terrellowens  1,234,079

Drew Brees @drewbrees  1,185,455

We’ll give Owens the benefit of the doubt.  As far as current Miami Dolphins, this is what we have after the big two.

3. Vontae Davis @VontaeDavis21  125,715

4. Tony McDaniel @TonyMcDaniel  107,613

5. Mike Pouncey @MikePouncey  105,531

6. Nolan Carroll @CarrollCity  60,320

7. Reshad Jones @reshadjones9  41,037

8. Steve Slaton @Steve23Slaton  36,272

9. David Garrard @davidgarrard9  32,854

10. Ryan Tannehill @ryantannehill1  25,748

11. Brian Hartline @brianhartline  25,071

12. Davone Bess @davonebess  21,605

13. Sean Smith @SeanSMITH24  21,073

14. Gary Guyton @GaryGuyton59  20,154

Dan Marino (@DanMarino) has 77,245 followers while Jason Taylor (@JasonTaylor) has 21,900.  Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) has a legion of 276,388.

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Topics: Chad Johnson, Chad Ochocinco, Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, Miami Dolphins, Michael Vick, Reggie Bush, Terrell Owens, Tim Tebow, Twitter

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