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CBS Sports Names 140 Must-Follow Athletes on Twitter

CBS Sports has compiled an interesting list of the 140 must-follow athletes on Twitter, tweaking the definition of “athlete” to include most people in the sports world, including coaches, owners and Kate Upton, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. Is Upton an athlete? Uh, do you really want to quibble? Just follow her and be quiet.

To make this list of must-follow athletes, the tweeter needed to be interactive, informative, charitable, funny and (for the most part) not oblige his or her followers’ requests for retweets because the athlete is the “fan’s favorite player.” Athletes, coaches, and owners were eligible to make the list.

Al Davis of the Raiders did not make the cut. Jameson Fleming, who compiled the list, does a commendable job of selecting representative tweets from many of the athletes and explaining the reasons why they’re worth a follow. Sports media personalities like Bill Simmons and Jason Whitlock were not included, which is fine because Upton was included.

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Cris Carter Signs New Contract With ESPN

ESPN NFL analyst Cris Carter has signed a new contract with the network and will return to Sunday NFL Countdown, according to Michael McCarthy of USA Today.

Carter’s contract expired earlier in the year and the two sides had been discussing a new deal for a couple of months.

The former wide receiver has worked at ESPN since 2008.

 

“The Decision” obviously turned the fans against LeBron James

Whether you love or hate the Miami Heat (sorry, the Heatles), record-setting NBA ratings made clear that fans were not indifferent to the fortunes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and “the Ru Paul of Big Men” this season. Viewership of TNT games was up more than 42 percent over last season, and interest in the second-best regular-season team in the Eastern Conference (after the Bulls) played no small part.

Six games in 2010-2011 drew bigger audiences than last season’s highest-rated game (between LeBron James and the Celtics), and five of those tilts involved the Heat. So, yeah, “The Decision” obviously turned a lot of fans against LeBron James. Ya know, except for all the ones who made James’ jersey the No. 1 seller in the NBA and who spent many evenings admiring his preternatural basketball skills.

NYP Turns Pats-Jets into Star Wars

We’re really not sure this makes any sense, but kudos to the New York Post graphics department regardless. We are so ready for some football.

(H/t Twitter)

WWE Tough Enough Coming To USA In April

The USA Network has ordered 10 episodes of WWE Tough Enough, a non-scripted series featuring 12 individuals looking to become the next WWE superstar.

WWE Tough Enough will premiere on April 4 at 11 p.m. ET, the night after Wrestlemania XXVII and immediately following  WWE Monday Night Raw. The following week, it will move to its regular time slot of 8 p.m. ET on Monday nights. Read more