Whether you love it or hate there is no denying that Twitter is taking over the world as we know it. The need to speak to each other over the phone or send e-mails is soon disappearing to be replaced by the 140 character delight that is Twitter.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 sports stars that use Twitter. Click on the name of the sports stars below to visit their Twitter page.
1. Lance Armstrong
A winner of 7 Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005, it’s fair to say Armstrong is a cycling legend. The American cyclist recently returned to cycling after a successful battle against Testicular cancer.
Sample tweet – Sad to hear about Sir Bobby Robson’s passing, legendary England football manager and hero to millions the world over.
2. Andy Murray
British tennis player Andy Murray can’t get enough of Twitter. The World Number 3 is a frequent user of the social networking tool providing insights into his mental state during Grand Slams.
Sample tweet – doing my fantasy football team. been doing it for two days now…
3. Shaquille O’Neal
4 time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal is one, if not thee one, greatest basketball players of all time. ‘The Diesel’ recently offered out Lance Armstrong on Twitter for a sporting challenge. Watch this space people.
Sample tweet – @lancearmstrong ok, yer done wit da tour. i wanna challenge u. last wk aug, 1st wk sept? dm me, good buddy
4. Ian Poulter
British golfer Ian Poulter has always proved good value in interviews and his Twitter page doesn’t disappoint. Beware of the bright pink Twitter background when checking his updates though.
Sample tweet – just finished watching Mandy Moore episode pretty hot.. enough for 1 night more tomorrow. working in the morning. need to be fresh
5. Steven Gerrard
He doesn’t tweet much, but Liverpool midfielder Gerrard makes it on the list for ticking the football box. After the shenanigans involving Spurs striker Darren Bent it will be interesting to see how long this account remains active.
Sample tweet – Other news. glen is a great bloke and a great player he should really sure up our defence for next season.. thanks to all and keep following
6. Serena Williams
It’s a wonder how 9 time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams gets any practice on the tennis court, such is her Twitter obsession. The former world number 1 has a staggering 783,000 followers to date.
Sample tweet – I did not know that guys actually care what they wear to dates!!!
7. Floyd Mayweather
Expect plenty of amusing tweets from Mayweather in the build-up to his September 19th showdown with Juan Manuel Márquez. The ‘Pretty Boy’ of boxing recently broke the news that Pacquaio will fight Cotto in November.
Sample tweet – Am I The Greatest Boxer Ever I Get That Alot And I Look At Myself And you know I Am
8. Rory Mcllroy
The Northern Irishman may only be starting out on his long golfing road, which will hopefully end in Major stardom, but take nothing away from him on Twitter. The Dubai Dessert Classic champ recently slated Jordan on Twitter and we expect more fireworks in the future.
Sample tweet – watching jordan talk about her split with peter andre. what an annoying bitch! waiting for michael mcintyre to come on at 9.40 hes a legend!
9. Will Carling
‘Bum face’ as he’s affectionately known loves a good tweet. The former captain of the England rugby team and all round ‘rugger bugger’ is a consistent 5 tweets a day type of guy.
Sample tweet – after 7 hrs of motorway driving you grow to hate white van drivers!Do they have to pass ‘arsehole’ driving level 1,000 before getting keys?!
10. John Daly
The third golfer in our top 10 list and without doubt the most controversial. Daly’s had problems with alcohol, gambling, drugs and food, but thankfully not Twitter. Follow the big man to hear his often mundane, yet hilarious, thoughts.
Sample tweet – gonna have some pizza & a movie tonight with my gf, daughter and a good friend
One to watch. Michael Phelps
Phelpsy hasn’t actually tweeted on Twitter yet, but judging by some of his choice activities outside of the swimming pool we’re sure that once he starts, it’s going to be worth the wait.
Sample tweet – Still waiting for one!