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Every fan loves getting as close to the action as possible. For those of us that can’t afford the first row tickets, sometimes it’s tough to feel closer to our favorite team or players. One of t...
Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Every fan loves getting as close to the action as possible. For those of us that can’t afford the first row tickets, sometimes it’s tough to feel closer to our favorite team or players. One of the alternatives to this problem can be through social media. Via networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we can get a closer look into the lives of our favorite athletes. Specifically on a network like Twitter, sometimes, we can even interact with them if we’re lucky enough.
For those Chicago Bears fans that haven’t taken advantage of this interactive opportunity, I am here to help. Many of the following guys are known to tweet not only frequently, but directly to their fans on a regular basis. If you are on Twitter, you are going to want to follow these Bears, and maybe you will get lucky and find yourself in an interaction with one of them! For your convenience, I have provided links directly to their Twitter pages so that you can easily follow!
For starters, let’s begin with some of the more entertaining of the bunch. Without a doubt, newly-signed tight end Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) is one of the more intriguing and comical Bears on Twitter. I mean, come on, he calls himself the Black Unicorn. It doesn’t get weirder than that, but it is a pleasure following this character and reading what he has to say on a daily basis.
Wide receiver Earl Bennett (@Agent_Orange80) and linebacker Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) will also interact quite a bit with their followers, sometimes asking trivia questions for contests or just taking a poll on a particular question to get some feedback from their fans.
Defensive tackle Henry Melton (@HenMel) is a fun guy to follow, interacting with fans quite often and posting pictures of him and his teammates hanging out frequently. One of his partners on the line, Israel Idonije (@iidonije) — also a fan favorite — is a must-follow. He is constantly tweeting his fans and posting pictures of all the work he does with his foundation and other charities. Stuff like that is always great to see as a fan. Other defensive-line members on Twitter include: Corey Wooton (@CoreyWooton), Shea McClellin (@SheaMcClellin), Stephen Paea (@PAEA92), and Nate Collins (@BIGN98).
If you’re one that appreciates some inspirational tweets here and there, look no further than wide receiver Brandon Marshall (@BMarshall), safety Major Wright (@LilMade21) and occasionally, running back Matt Forte (@MattForte22).
What about the new guys? Of course you’ll want to follow some of the picks from the 2013 NFL Draft! Bears rookies on Twitter include: offensive lineman Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong), linebacker Khaseem Greene (@Khas_Greene20) and wide receiver Marquess Wilson (@MarquessWilson).
Other regular tweeters on the Bears: cornerback Charles Tillman (@peanuttillman), cornerback Tim Jennings (@HennOrJenn26), wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey (@AJJeffrey1) return specialist Devin Hester (@D_Hest23), new left tackle Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475), kicker Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09), safety Chris Conte (@ChrisConte47), linebacker Blake Costanzo (@BlakeCostanzo51), safety Brandon Hardin (@B_Hard35), linebacker D.J. Williams (@DjWilliam55), linebacker James Anderson (@50janderson) wide receiver Eric Weems (@ericweems), tight end Evan Rodriguez (@ERod_Inc), new tight end Steve Maneri (@stevemaneri), punter Adam Podlesh (@Adampodlesh08) and long snapper Patrick Mannelly (@PatrickMannelly).
Well, there you have it Bears fans. It’s just one more way to get all of you excited for the upcoming season. Follow and tweet away!
Ryan Heckman is a writer for RantSports.com covering the NBA and NFL. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.
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