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.
Tweet No. 5 – Sylvia Crawley, WBB Color Analyst/Former head coach
— Sylvia Crawley (@SCrawleyMilbry) February 11, 2014
Sylvia Crawley has blocked a number of shots in her day, but this was one impressive rejection. Serving as the color analyst for the #NECWBB Game of the Week on ESPN3, Crawley tweeted out a pregame photo of herself and play-by-play man Paul Dottino preparing for the broadcast. Her tweet accurately described the game between Robert Morris and Sacred Heart as an exciting one, but a certain Twitter troll took exception. The critic chastised Crawley for saying the game was exciting while her photo showed no one in the stands behind her. Knowing that her original photo was taken more than one hour before tip-off, Crawley responded with this gem and landed at No. 5 on our list as a result.
Tweet No. 4 – Kaitlin Buckley, Bryant Swimmer
— Kaitlin Buckley⚓ (@kbuckles15) February 14, 2014
This tweet doesn’t come anywhere near Twitter’s 140-character limit, but it manages to give two important reminders…
1) The 2014 NEC Swimming Championships are imminent (February 19-22) …
2) Don’t forget to support your favorite school in the NCAA’s 6th Fan competition.
Tweet No. 3 – New England College Baseball
The three New England teams in @necbaseball were 1-2-3 in the preseason poll. Gonna be a fun year watching Bryant, SHU, and CCSU battle.
— NE College Baseball (@NECollegeBsbl) February 13, 2014
When it comes to the 2014 Northeast Conference baseball season, New England-based fans certainly have a lot to get excited about. As the tweet points out, the NEC’s three New England-based members occupied the top three spots in the coaches’ preseason predicted order-of-finish. Then, there’s the fact that the NEC will crown its 2014 champion at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT.
Tweet No. 2 – Brianna Watt, Bryant Supporter
— Brianna Watt (@bri_watt) February 13, 2014
Quite an astute observation here by this Bryant backer. The Bulldogs owned the top spot in three of the first four NEC spring sport preseason polls to be released – men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and baseball.
Tweet No. 1 – Craig Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer
I guess I can cross ‘Watch a friar lead a chant on top of a press table’ off the ol’ bucket list. pic.twitter.com/PXOmbNhoFK
— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) February 14, 2014
It was a milestone evening for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Craig Meyer. It’s not every day, you have a chance to meet Frankie THE Friar. Glad to see Craig made the most of his opportunity, though, and he was kind enough to share it with us via Twitter.