The Overtime! ‘Twitter Take Five”

Following your favorite NEC athlete or sportswriter on Twitter is an enjoyable experience, but can also become an overwhelming one.

With so many people to follow and so much information to digest, it isn’t always easy to manage. Hence, the Overtime! Blog’s Twitter Take Five, a new weekly feature that selects five of the most intriguing/significant Tweets from across the NEC and presents them to our fans right here on the Official Blog of the Northeast Conference.

Also, be prepared for a heavy pigskin presence in this week’s “Take Five.”

 

THE RUNDOWN…

Tweet No. 5 – Paul Dottino, New York Giants beat reporter/NEC football announcer

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Paul Dottino excited about calling a NEC football game? No surprise there. The Ball of Energy that is Dottino will be on the call come noontime Saturday at Sacred Heart, and former Cal quarterback Steve Levy will join him to provide color commentary. The game will air live on Fox College Sports – Atlantic, Cox (CT), and ESPN3. And for your information, the Dottino tweet above was sent in response to a complimentary tweet from Levy. Apparently, enjoyed watching Dottino and Roman Oben break down the New York Giants’ Wednesday press conference on MSG+ last night.

 

Tweet No. 4 – Brady Feigl, LHP, Mount St. Mary’s baseball

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Feigl’s tweet is what one could call a level-headed take on the NFL’s Replacement Ref mess. Unfortunately for Roger Goodell and the NFL owners, there aren’t too many fans out there who are as calm and collected as Feigl.

 

Tweet No. 3 – Tom Ottaiano, Former Monmouth/NFL center

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If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve seen the NCAA-produced Public Service Announcement that states “There are over 400,000 NCAA student-athletes, and most of us will go pro in something other than sports.” Well, Ottaiano, who played the 2010 football season at Monmouth, actually had a few cups of coffee in NFL training camps with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, but now he’s going pro in something other than sports.

 

Tweet No. 2 – Jeremy Schilling, Writer, NewJerseyNewsroom.com

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And the real NFL refs are coming back!  News broke early Thursday morning that the NFL and NFLRA agreed to a new deal and the referees would be returning to work immediately.  Shortly thereafter, the news came out that Gene Steratore will be the head referee for the Thursday night’s game between Baltimore and Cleveland.  And yes, that is the same Gene Steratore who you may have seen running up and down the NEC hardwood.  Steratore has officiated Division I college hoops games for quite some time and has done his share of Northeast Conference contests. Good ref, good official, and an even better guy.

 

Tweet No. 1 – Julian Stanford, Current Jacksonville Jaguar, Former All-NEC LB

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This former Wagner standout signed as an undrafted free agent and worked his way onto the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 53-man roster.  Although he is a rookie, his tweeting suggests, he has the outlook of a veteran. Never get too high after a win, or too low after a loss.  After making three tackles in the Jaguars’ Week 3 win at Indianapolis, Stanford is looking ahead, not back.

 

– Sept. 27, 2012 –

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