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Tigers Twitter Rankings – Summer 2012

August 17, 2012

Here we ago again, another update to my quarterly twitter rankings!  Aaaand you’ve already stopped reading this to check out your name on the list, haven’t you? I forgive you.

Some criteria:

  • The account must feature primarily Tigers related content
  • If you are a parody account under about 500 followers I did not include you because I’m lazy.  However, I did include a couple under that threshold that I find entertaining.
  • No minor leaguers - I included them in their own ranking. Guys who have been with the big club this year are included.
  • If I didn’t include your account, I’m sorry, I suck…or it could be you (more likely).
  • There is a good chance I overlooked some good accounts. Please include them in the comments and I’ll try better next time.

The clearest way to view the rankings would probably be to check out the following .pdf, otherwise see below.

.pdf = summer 2012 twitter rankings web

Summer 2012 Rank Handle Summer 2012 followers Spring 2012 followers Spring 2012 Rank % Change Rank Change snarky comments
1 @JustinVerlander 216,627 145,714 1 48.67% 0 Kate Upton is one lucky girl, eh?
2 @Tigers 138,614 95,006 2 45.90% 0 The head hanchos
3 @FoxSportsDet 30,904 25,675 3 20.37% 0 Channel 1737 on TV, Channel 1 in our hearts
4 @RodAllen12 27,034 22,129 4 22.17% 0 He sees you
5 @JohnPaulWhite 26,989 19,938 5 35.36% 0 He’s kinda cheating because he’s a Grammy winning musician. No fair.
6 @mario_impemba 22,381 17,912 6 24.95% 0 I never heard him swear. It’s bound to happen though.
7 @ogundameyi24 20,517       New Yes, this is the real Miguel Cabrera. What’s that? No, I don’t know Mike Trout’s twitter.
8 @bobwojnowski 18,933 15,839 8 19.53% 0 Eater of things.
9 @tigersMlive 17,902 16,736 7 6.97% -2 Lots of articles, lots of good stuff.
10 @SmylyD 14,358 4,909 21 192.48% 11 His follower count improved by 192%, wow.
11 @beckjason 14,240 12,615 10 12.88% -1 Jason Beck puts baby in a corner. #beckfacts
12 @Detroit4lyfe 13,694 14,464 9 -5.32% -3 The originator of the Rod Allen Drinking Game.
13 @FatCatPrince 13,497 4,747 23 184.33% 10 How did this guy get so many followers so fast?
14 @DannyWorth29 13,472 9,694 12 38.97% -2 Siri, play Vengaboys “Up and Down”
15 @FSDetroit_Girls 13,254 10,592 11 25.13% -4 I think they ate the 3rd girl.
16 @Max_Scherzer 12,201 7,025 16 73.68% 0 TWEET MORE MAX
17 @Ballystar40 10,621 8,277 13 28.32% -4 Collin Balestar, yup.
18 @Dan_Dickerson 10,382 8,115 14 27.94% -4 Usually only tweets recaps, still makes a follow worth it
19 @freeptigers 9,663 7,945 15 21.62% -4 If you like a newspaper with side of trolling, this is for you.
20 @drunkmiggy 8,987 6,258 18 43.61% -2 Reppin’ James Buchanan til the day he dies. Burp
21 @philcokesbrain 8,456 5,813 19 45.47% -2 If you don’t know me by now…you will never, never, never know ..
22 @Tom_Gage 8,057 6,651 17 21.14% -5 They call him Tom Gage cause he always packs heat (may not be true)
23 @EasyPapaGrande 7,948 1,421 42 459.32% 19 How did this account get more followers than the real PG?
24 @PapaGrande46 7,410 1,659 39 346.65% 15 Why doesn’t this account have more followers than the fake PG?
25 @fakeleyland 7,203 4,221 27 70.65% 2 “This list is horseshit”
26 @Shannon_Hogan 6,617 4,354 25 51.98% -1 I like Shannon
27 @JohnKeatingFSD 6,537 5,590 20 16.94% -7 His distinctive style of speech soothes me.
28 @RyanFieldFSD 6,318 4,864 22 29.89% -6 He has nice hair.
29 @Lynn_Henning 5,925 4,548 24 30.28% -5 He’s Lynn Henning…what more can you say?
30 @blessyouboys 5,061 4,318 26 17.21% -4 I got on the podcast! Now I can treat them like poop again!
31 @iamtrevort 4,811 4,124 28 16.66% -3 Pro tip: when a guy has a face full of shaving cream, pause for a moment and let him gather himself.
32 @Chris_Iott 4,491 3,515 30 27.77% -2 WHY U NO FOLLOW IOTT?!
33 @suss2hyphens 4,448 3,236 31 37.45% -2 He should have more followers. Show Suss some love.
34 @RodAllenQuotes 4,366 3,827 29 14.08% -5 Can’t get enough Rod. #twss
35 @Bbritten_Tigers 4,342     N/A New Tigers media relations dude. Disseminates Tigers news. (Not inseminates, big difference)
36 @Cmo_27 4,205 1,907 35 120.50% -1 {looks at wrong camera} Rogo does it best…I can’t do it…
37 @WalkoffWoodward 3,019 1,183 49 155.20% 12 Doc Worn is a fancy pants ESPN affiliate now. Oooooo
38 @Stareagle 2,924 2,468 33 18.48% -5 Very good at bull riding, not so good at bringing luck
39 @Ashl3yCouturier 2,737     N/A New She likes to get into beefs with internet people.
40 @AdamWilk58 2,673 1,686 38 58.54% -2 Adam Wilk – yup…
41 @FSDwakiji 2,610 1,934 34 34.95% -7 Good stuff.
42 @JAYRC_TigsTown 2,542 520 77 388.85% 35 Whoa, 388% increase in followers
43 @spacemnkymafia 2,149 1,837 37 16.98% -6 #AustinJacksonStrikesout
44 @thad_weber 1,987     N/A New Don’t look at me like that, he played for the Tigers this year.
45 @billfer 1,955 1,879 36 4.04% -9 The Godfather of Tigers bloggers, may call in a favor any day now
46 @matthewbmowery 1,950 1,363 43 43.07% -3 A MUST FOLLOW
47 @Life_In_The_D 1,795 1,154 51 55.55% 4  
48 @iancass 1,761 1,592 40 10.62% -8 Tigers blogger emeritus
49 @newstigers 1,748 1,467 41 19.15% -8 The Detroit News Tigers feed
50 @jamesschmehl 1,706 1,227 46 39.04% -4 He cranks out a ton of stories on Mlive – the guy works.
51 @rdsanti39 1,492 1,236 45 20.71% -6 This is the real Ramon. Probably not an everyday tweeter.
52 @catswithbats 1,489 1,165 50 27.81% -2 I know she’s going to look at this. HI ALEX!
53 @DNR_Rogo 1,439 964 60 49.27% 7 He said he’s quitting his blog. He doesn’t have my permission.
54 @Thompson_Tigers 1,429     N/A New Shhh…a real Tigers person…everyone act normal.
55 @RoarTigers 1,334 978 59 36.40% 4 She’s brilliant. He Quintin Berry is terrific.
56 @ComericaParkDJ 1,333 161 98 727.95% 42 AKA @djleej – tweet him your requests to hear them at CoPa
57 @iTigerTravie 1,299 78 107 1565.38% 50 Travie changes his name more than Pdiddy.
58 @SKORNACKI 1,298 1,199 47 8.26% -11 I think he’s in the Caymans now.
59 @TigersFanZone 1,297 1,248 44 3.93% -15  
60 @tigstown 1,290 911 62 41.60% 2 Prospect news and stuff.
61 @TonyPaul1984 1,263 600 70 110.50% 9 He goes on The Huge Show. Demerit.
62 @ScoutTigers 1,223 1,023 54 19.55% -8  
63 @norunsupport 1,203 998 56 20.54% -7 She’s not impressed with your shenanigans
64 @BR_DETTigers 1,197 1,194 48 0.25% -16 Bleacher Report Tigers feed
65 @jbholaday 1,159     N/A New We’ll see more of him next month.
66 @ColangeloTigers 1,152 920 61 25.22% -5 He works for the Tigers doing Tigery things everyday I’m sure.
67 @jwagnerblade 1,120     N/A New WOOT! All your Mudhens news. Potential call ups and stuff.
68 @TigsTownMark 1,098 903 63 21.59% -5 TigsTown!
69 @Big_Al_TWFE 1,078 980 58 10.00% -11 BlessYouBoys chief cat herder.
70 @AceRHPDonKelly 1,063 677 68 57.02% -2 A number three hitter!
71 @DailyFungo 1,040 994 57 4.63% -14  
72 @tigersblog 1,032 1,071 53 -3.64% -19  
73 @TigersScorecard 1,032 873 64 18.21% -9  
74 @BYBKurt 1,020 791 65 28.95% -9 They are going to start a new reality show where rednecks look for him with nightvision goggles. “Finding Mensching” Big ratings.
75 @JohnLowe86 975 1,018 55 -4.22% -20  
76 @DisplacedTgrFan 952 763 66 24.77% -10 I wish I had his beer budget
77 @MelissaHeyboer 932     N/A New Link master at Blessyouboys.
78 @SinginHotDogMan 769     N/A New Ketchup forever!
79 @TweetingTigers 741 721 67 2.77% -12 @bilfer compiled a list of Tigers Tweeters
80 @tiger337 720 535 76 34.58% -4 NUMBERS!!
81 @Jkunkel7 717 590 71 21.53% -10 Tigers bullpen catcher and therapist
82 @MotownTigers 706 676 69 4.44% -13 This is some kind of message board where the old people go.
83 @shan_cake 696     N/A New  
84 @TigersWTF 685 566 72 21.02% -12 WTF?
85 @Garretkc 683 494 79 38.26% -6 Ah, to be young agin…
86 @mlbtrtigers 663 539 75 23.01% -11 Trade rumors
87 @Detroit4lyfeRob 645 557 74 15.80% -13 blessyouboys editor
88 @JohnParent_MCB 599 561 73 6.77% -15  
89 @TigersGameday 538 384 82 40.10% -7  
90 @Rothben 537     N/A New  
91 @DanFenner 505     N/A New  
92 @DeeTownTigers 498 506 78 -1.58% -14  
93 @MatthewLaFave 482     N/A New  
94 @johnmoz 448     N/A New He comes up with the silly questions for the BYB podcasts.
95 @tokarzontigers 444 245 89 81.22% -6 I’m kinda mean to him.
96 @Tigerdog_1 438 331 84 32.33% -12 I know he’s a little surly, but give him a chance.
97 @Ddowns99 411     N/A New Yes this is a current Tigers player. Yes he only has 438 followers.
98 @mcintyrepatrick 406     N/A New  
99 @comericaseagull 369     N/A New Be nice or he’ll poop on you.
100 @BaconDrips 353     N/A New  
101 @SabreRoseTiger 340 288 86 18.06% -15  
102 @RestOfPhilCoke 332 135 103 145.93% 1  
103 @eliatthetigers 315 238 91 32.35% -12 He coordinates all those ballpark giveaways you sell on ebay.
104 @DetroitChick 314     N/A New  
105 @ChampaignCaviar 307 158 99 94.30% -6  
106 @Tigercub33 293 279 88 5.02% -18  
107 @VivaTigres 287 205 96 40.00% -11 Hi!
108 @angeladawn26 236 138 101 71.01% -7 She’s in charge of rallies.
109 @MCB_johnverburg 233 206 95 13.11% -14  
110 @AlmostHenning 228 137 102 66.42% -8 It’s easy to get him confused with the real thing.
111 @MattinToledo 224 196 97 14.29% -14 His name is Matt and he lives in Toledo.
112 @Theghostofrocky 192 130 104 47.69% -8 A writer of Tiger Haikus
113 @SarahDrielts 127 37 111 243.24% -2  
114 @DirksBaby 123     N/A New Dirks Baby!
115 @MundanePorcello 121     N/A New I confess, I love this account.
116 @parttimesloth 112     N/A New The number one Mspaint based Tigers artist.
117 @ChrisDallasTX 91     N/A New  
118 @TAATigers 73 77 108 -5.19% -10  
119 @April_in_the_D 48 37 112 29.73% -7  
               
               
Goodbye              
  @FakeGeneLamont   491 80   80  
  @NotRyanRaburn   399 81   81  
  @StachOBally   363 83   N/A  
  @FakeLloydMcC   295 85   85  
  @FakeRodAllen   114 105   105  
  @TheBrowski   90 106   106  
  @PrettyBoyBoesch   286 87   87  
  @FakeDombrowski   238 90   90  
  @DSN_Sports   230 92   N/A  
  @DaveDumbrowski   224 93   N/A  
  @FakeAndyDirks   210 94   94  
  @DFASchlereth   152 100   N/A  
  @CokeAddicts40   61 109   109  
  @Tigers_ebooks   39 110   N/A  
  @ChrisVannini   3,070 32   32 He’s on to other things. He’s welcome back anytime though.
  @Justin_Rogers   1,122 52   52 Lions now.
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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2012 4:02 pm

    Am I not turtley enough for the turtle club?

  2. August 17, 2012 4:45 pm

    “I know she’s going to look at this. HI ALEX!”

    HI BRAIN!

  3. August 17, 2012 4:52 pm

    Kinda mean? KINDA?

  4. @wardb4 permalink
    August 21, 2012 10:47 am

    “Nobody ever pays me in gum…” :(

  5. October 10, 2012 7:23 am

    It’s cool, I didn’t even want to be on the list

    /cries softly in corner

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