Fantasy Sports, Politics and Twitter Don’t Mix
Every four years the Presidential debate tries to ruin a perfectly good night of following sports. While I care more about domestic policy than my fantasy baseball team, politics seem just as fake as fantasy sports sometimes.
While Mitt and Barack were duking it out last night, the MLB regular season was coming to an end. If you were side tracked by the talk of tax cuts and healthcare reform, you might have missed Miguel Cabrera finishing off a historic season.
If you are like me, you found out through Twitter that Cabrera received a standing ovation after becoming the first player to win a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Lost amongst endless political tirades were a few congratulatory tweets to Miggy.
Now I can appreciate social media for its ability to readily deliver information, but I can’t tell you how insanely frustrating it was to have to filter through a bunch of political non-sense to find a few worth while fantasy sports articles to read on Twitter.
Thankfully there are sites like FantasyRundown.com that make sure these two worlds never collide.
Still, I found myself being a social media rubber necker last night; I couldn’t help but look at some of the ignorance and hate being spread across Twitter. Luckily I was able to remain open-minded and look past some of the more politically biased quotes because I found some great tweets related to last night’s debate that were in one way or another related to fantasy sports.
Here are the 5 of the best Presidential Debate Tweets I found from the world of fantasy sports:
This debate would be awesome if there was a beat and the candidates were auto-tuned!#debate
— Yeti Vedder (@YetiVedder) October 4, 2012
Politics and religion might not mix, but MILFs and fantasy football do. Yeti Vedder appears regularly on DavidGonos.com
You can also get inside The Mind of The Yeti at FifthPeriodLunch.com
We need Ed Hochuli to serve as a moderator for these debates. — KC Joyner (@KCJoynerTFS) October 4, 2012
KC isn’t a regular on Twitter, but you can always count on him to drop some serious knowledge on the masses. The Football Scientist writes regularly for ESPN Insider.
Imagine how mad Obama and Romney are both going to be when they find out that Golden Tate is being named the winner of this debate. — John Boyle (@johnpboyle) October 4, 2012
John is a columnist for the Everett Herald so he knows just how lucky the Seahawks got when M.D. Jennings (I mean Golden Tate) caught the winning touchdown against the Packers two weeks ago.
— TraderX (@FantasyTrade411) October 4, 2012
I follow Trader X mostly for his fantasy football trade advice, but apparently he’s good at answering IDP sit/start questions too.
“Continue to tweet all that other irrelevant stuff, but NO POLITICS.”
— Patrick Daugherty(@RotoPat) October 4, 2012
Pat’s right. We consume enough useless information as it is. Let’s use Twitter to debate over how worthless Ryan Mathews and Shonn Greene are, not the politicians we elect.
There’s a lesson in all of this…
See who else I’m following on Twitter @GoProFS24
Thanks for reading!