Sports Geek's who to follow on Twitter for 2011

How did I come up with this list?

I have worked, tweeted or collaborated with everyone in this list.
I pulled a majority of them from memory, if I know your Twitter handle you must be doing something right 😉
Additionally I looked at my Tweeting-With list calculated using Formulists.

I don't usually participate in #FF on Twitter as it tends to drown out Twitter timelines every Friday with meaningless bulk recommendations. I did use a list to add quality tweeps to but have stopped updating that. I primarily engage off my lists like IRL (In Real Life), Sports Digital & Tweeting-With among others so they provide the best guide if you want to know who I am tweeting with.

These are tweeps that I recommend you follow in 2012 from varying fields – sports, digital, startups, business but all produce quality on Twitter.

It is not an exhaustive list of everyone we worked with, if you think we should add someone else or even yourself please tweet me @seancallanan or use the button below.

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List is in alphabetical order by Twitter handle, not playing favourites 😉

Sports Geek 2011 Follow Friday

Who?TwitterWhy?
Anna CoatesDigital & direct marketing is what Anna knows, expecting a big year in 2012 from Anna
Anthony AlsopGuy behind Richmond Tigers & started DSS which gets better every year
Alana FisherRan social for Aussie World Cup bid now working for Amex
Brendan CurranNew comer from Sydney Thunder starting 3 weeks before Big Bash season, now he has his eye in.
Cam McHargMarketing and sponsorship who loves his baseball
Chris Appleford2011 was big leaving the Storm for Big Bash but now will head up Comms for Melbourne Rebels
Daniel PinneFormer @SportsGeekDI now behind the scenes at Melbourne Storm
Dan Butterly@SportzfanRadio US reporter & associate commissioner of Mountain West, long time friend.
Daniel EadeHe may tease with NBL stories but is always entertaining on SportzfanRadio
Dan McLarenStarted UK Sports Network now has a real job a We Are Social.
Dan HarbisonKeeps TrailBlazers at the front of sports digital, sometimes works too hard to tweet
Darren RovellTweets about #sportzbiz all the time, now has SB Game On TV show
Dion BennettSports Geek intern who learned a lot (we hope) & expect bigger things in 2012 (we know)
Stephen DownesAlway has a say & Never forgets to take Twitter too seriously
John DysonGM of new Sydney Thunder new to Twitter but working to connect with players & fans
Ed WyattThere isnt a sport that Ed won't comment on & he knows his stuff
Emma QuayleAge Journo, knows her footy & unlike many journos knows how to use Twitter
Erin SharoniWorks on SB Game On with Darren Rovell & is well connected with the NYC sports scene
Finn BradshawKeeps Herald Sun SuperFooty site up & running everytime you update your SuperCoach team.
George RoseNot sure if highlight was winning NRL with Manly or the fact he was trending worldwide on Twitter
Gus GouldNRL Footy show panelist now diving into Twitter to help Penrith Panthers.  A for effort, Gus.
Daniel HarfordFormer AFL player now in the media with SEN, using Twitter in shows more than others
Harry O'BrienPulled back from 2010 form in 2011 expect Harry to be back rocking fans in Harry's World in 2012
Heath EvansMarketing & Comms guys with AFLPA always with an opinion on #SMinOZ
Yvonne AdeleRuns crowd-sourced Ideas business when not speaking at conferences
Justin BloomeCreative brain behind The Village Agency
Jeremy MonahanDoes all the heavy lifting at Rabbitohs that Russell Crowe doesn't do (so all of it really)
Jess NicholsAlways running cool stuff online including @awesomefoundsyd & has hugged founders of Foursquare
Jessica IversHelped Manly Sea Eagles scoop the NRL awards for Social Media & Fan Engagement in 2011 look out Bulldogs fans.
John McCauleyDigital guy behind MLSE which is Leafs & Raptors to start with.
Jonah BallowContent guy from TWolves now working in NYC for Knicks, you can see him on KnicksNow.com
Jonathon SimpsonFormer Essendon Insider about to start at AFL Media, loves sports digital & fan engagement
Jorden TeoTo use hoops terms a “swingman” runs Perth Wildcats digital as well as helping out on membership
Josh RoweWill be at every Twitter event of 2012 aka #Totttie but as GM of Tarrazz Australia expect him to do some work too
Justin BarrieCanberra guy running @perkler check it out
Kim Skildum ReidGreat resource for sponsorship – selling & buying
Kirsten CorioBack hard at work at NBA HQ keeping the NBA teams at the front of sports digital world
Kyle SpencerWas with the GS Warriors now working behind the scenes at UStream
Lewis HowesKeeps hitting it info products out of the park, reason? Quality content
Lou ImbrianoRuns #sbchat & always has great insight into Winning the Customer (his book)
Scott SpiridigliozziWorks as hard for the TWolves as his last name is to spell
Lauren TeaguePGA Tour has many social pieces Lauren pulls them together with no need for a caddy from New Zealand
Matt BakerGM of Marketing at Canterbury Bulldogs building a great digital team at Belmore
Nick TruelsonLoves fan engagement & digital marketing expect big things from Western Bulldogs
Nick MonroeDigital guy behind Bucks.com sees plenty of Aussie traffic thanks to Andrew Bogut
Brendan LewisGuy behind Churchill Club & several other ventures, follow his articles for great business advice
Oscar UgazFormer Real Madrid digital guy, understands what digital fans want
Paul DalliganLoves his NRL & has a interesting turn of phrase on Twitter and @SportzfanRadio
Peter Robert CaseyThe original Hoops “microblogger” if you follow NBA, NCAA, High school basketball you already follow him if not you should.
Peter StringerRuns the digital at Celtics, spoke in Sydney this year.  Knows sports digital space
Darren RowseOld school Twitter guy, was working with it BA (Before Ashton) understands how the blogging game works.
Rhett BartlettWon't get picked by Richmond under father-son but brings football & movies to Twitter game
Francis LeachWas SEN host, now with ABC Grandstand.  Doesn't pull punches on Twitter, the way it should be.
Steve SammartinoHard to keep him to 140 characters he knows so much stuff – startups, advertising, mobile, airplanes, you name it.
Jon ManningLaunched crowd-sourced pricing solution PricingProphets.com
Sarah BradyWorks for Rabbitohs but from her tweets appears to be Liz Lemon
Matthew GeppWest Coast Eagles Social Media Executioner (that's what we'd like to see as his title) helped launched The Swoop using Sports DP
Scott KilmartinNot sure if account actually run by @GusTheBoxer but does produce some sweet haul gear
Sean MalarkeyPartner with Lewis they are LeBron & Wade duo of internet marketing (Chris Bosh not needed)
Michelle MatthewsJust follow her to be jealous of her globe-trotting lifestyle putting together new Secrets guides
Shane HarmonSuccess of 2011 with #RWC2011, knows ticketing, social & overly competitive about Foursquare mayorships
Adam AronNew CEO & Owner of 76ers engaging fans via Twitter, we need to see more of this in 2012
Scott PendleburyStill finding his feet with digital but one of the first Australian athletes on Tout
Christopher LeeSports Marketing & PhD, smart guy always sharing good content
Mark SeymourKeeps the @SportzfanRadio crew in check & no longer tweets about Brett Favre
Brian SrabianThe “Engager” of @sfgiants, great guy who leads the MLB in use of Twitter
Stephen ClearyRan #Stevesjob to score a sweet intern gig with Adidas Digital, watch out 2012
Tariq AhmadA social media researcher that shares everything he finds!  Loves location based services started @SportsShadow
Tom NicksonNew Digital Dog at Western Bulldogs will be looking to see how he performs with a full pre-season
Tim BullHelped build SportsDP & sold Trunk.ly to AVOS, quality guy
Trevor YoungPR Warrior keeps producing content & has his say on everything
Mitchell ScottProducer of HarfTime on SEN always ready to comment on all things sport
Ted JohnsonExpect more tweets from Ted with Rubio & Williams teaming up with Kevin Love on exciting TWolves team

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