Posts Tagged ‘Chris Cooley’

A few months ago I was introduced to the rather bizarre world of Twitter. Twittering it seems is the new My Space, Bebo and Facebook all stripped down and made simple.

Everyone is now twittering, from Elizabeth Taylor snubbing Michael Jackson’s funeral on Twitter to Chad ‘mad as a box of frogs’ OchoCinco announcing that he wants to Twitter during an NFL game. Thinking about it what are the odds on OchoCinco twittering in the end-zone in the 2009 season. I wouldn’t give more than about 3-1 odds.

To tweet or not to tweet that is the question? The answer I gave is that I have started twittering, and I now have great fun wading through people’s followers that are real NFL players or people associated with the NFL.

Up until yesterday I had sent around 20 or so direct messages to NFL players, and apart from Chris Cooley’s twitter manager saying ‘go to Chris’s shop’  to BUY an autograph, I had not had any replies.

Then last night my white knight of the realm came thundering through the forest and from across the pond I had an NFL associated response. The transcript is below, with a screen grab showing the response….

White@Adam_Schefter Adam what was it like when you were drafted #1 overall in the smug faced reporter draft of 2000? Did you expect an early call (sent about 14 hours ago)

My new best mate - the perfectly groomed Adam Schefter

My new best mate - the perfectly groomed Adam Schefter

My first famous person direct message on Twitter has come from none other than NFL Network reporter and blog writer Adam Schefter.

For some reason I thought of Schefter as a cheshire cat like grin machine, but now as he responded to me directly he has become my new best friend.

I am now attempting to conduct an email interview with Mr Schefter for my blog.

Ill keep you all updated.

Proof for at least one week that I am number one in the UK Fantasy competition

Proof for at least one week that I am number one in the UK Fantasy competition

What a shock – I get an email this evening from the NFLUK Fantasy Football team and it transpires that I am top of the entire competition after three full NFL weeks.

For all non UK readers you have to pick 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 Team D on a budget see here.

I did win a weekly prize about 3 or 4 years ago after Chris Cooley went mad and scored three touchdowns against the Cowboys, but I have never actually led the competition overall ever.

This should mean that I get my name up in lights – well I should get my name on Sky Sports this Sunday or Monday coming.

I know that this being top of the charts will not last long but its always fun to be top of the tree – shame I do not get any sort of prize.

I do hope that Nick Halling the Sky Sports NFL presenter remembers my name – he made a sarcastic comment about me a few years ago but he may well have forgotten me by now.

For all those UK readers I am not revealing my secrets – all I can say is that this is probably the first and last time that I will be top of the table all season so Ill bask in the temporary September sunshine!