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The #1 Fantasy Football Player Most Discussed On Social Media For 2013

Brandwatch analyzed a data set of more than 130,000 public mentions on social media in the U.S. to determine what fantasy football fans are saying about their favorite players on Twitter, Facebook, sports forums, and major fantasy football networks.

The results, below.

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Ravens Lose To Broncos, But Come Out On Top On Twitter

NFL season is back, which means lots of buzz on Twitter.

During Thursday night’s kickoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos, the latter may have won the game – but they lost in terms of Twitter mentions.

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NFL Player Tarell Brown Loses $2 Million, Fires Agent — All Because Of A Tweet

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown got some bad news recently, but not from his coach or agent – from Twitter.

The NFL player learned via a tweet from Brian McIntyre, a Yahoo! Sports NFL writer, that he was out $2 million.

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NCAA Bans On-Field Hashtags And Social Media URLs

Twitter has been a major player in the college sports industry in recent years, with athletes connecting directly and passionately with fans (Kevin Ware, anyone?), spectators turning to tweets for live coverage and analysis, and experts wielding their influence in 140-character missives.

But a new memo from the NCAA’s Football Rules Committee puts the kibosh on the use of all social media designations on college football fields, drawing a definitive line between live sports and social media.

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Ten-Year-Old Highlighted In Racism Story Finds Support On Twitter

Twitter is going crazy right now about a little guy who dressed like his footballing hero, Leeds United footballer El Hadji Diouf.

Why? Because in addition to donning the player’s uniform and distinctive white mohawk, he spray-painted his skin black. Most people could care less – and Diouf loved it – but apparently this has caused a “Twitter race storm,” according to The Daily Mail – and people are jumping online to voice their support for the little fella.

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15 Best Fantasy Football Twitter Accounts To Follow

Alright, all you fantasy footballers left in the game.

You’re surely already scouring the Internet and DVRing ESPN for any tips and tricks, and the latest player intel.

But make sure you’re giving yourself that extra advantage by tuning into Twitter.

Here are 15 must-follow Twitter accounts for fantasy football fanatics:

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Twitter, ESPN And Ford Team Up To Embed College Football Replay Videos Into Tweets

Just in time for bowl season, Twitter has teamed up with ESPN and Ford to provide embedded replays from football games in posts sent via Twitter.

It really takes the concept of “instant replay” to a whole new level.

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Now You Can Listen To Audio Commentary Live On Twitter

In a first-of-its-kind announcement, talkSPORT and Twitter have teamed up to enable live audio commentary embedded into a tweet.
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This Sports Team Takes Twitter So Seriously They Painted Their Handle On The Field

Listen up, sports fans, because this is pretty cool: The University of Central Florida Knights (UCF) football team has painted their Twitter handle right on the field.
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NFL Vs. EPL: Who Wins The Social Media Playoffs? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the age-old battle of football versus football, which ones comes out on top on social media?

American football is a uniquely American phenomenon, with the National Football League (NFL) representing its top players. British football – or soccer, as Americans call it – is a global phenomenon that spans continents and its best-known league is the English Premier League (EPL).

So which of these leagues is the big winner on social media?
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