This weekend is the Final Four in college basketball, which means everything we thought we knew is out the window. It’s a new, two-game season; seedings and rankings and regular season stats no longer matter.
What does matter? Twitter. Twitter always matters, and don’t let your friends tell you otherwise. If you had to pick a team to root for based off of it’s (semi-) famous alumni tweets, which would you pick?
If U of L Men’s & Women’s ðŸ€ win National Titles I’m coming to Louisville & tattooing a Cardinal on my Left ass cheek! Real Talk!
– Christopher Boykin (@BigBlack) April 3, 2013
Louisville got a fan seemingly out of nowhere a while ago when Christopher “Big Black” Boykin expressed his love for all things Cardinal, while simultaneously talking down to all Kentucky fans. While I appreciate the irony in that, it’s best to let his Tweets do the snack-talking. I mean, “smack” talking. Actually, no, I liked it better the first way.
Go OrangeMen!!! Send Hoosiers back home to Indie!!! #Syr93
– Lexington Steele (@LexSteele11) March 29, 2013
Hey, heads up: don’t Google Lexington Steele unless your safe search is on. The Syracuse alum was a stockbroker in New York until moving to Los Angeles to be a part of the, ahem, adult film industry. Based on his tweet, though, it’s safe to say he wanted to see Syracuse give the Hoosiers a good spanking. Plus his name is “Lexington,” so he’s got that going for him.
– Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) April 3, 2013
Apparently the guys who started Pizza Hut graduated from Wichita State University, which gives local Shockers’ fans extra incentives to hope they win: free pizza.
– LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 6, 2013
Geordi LaForge Levar Burton was something of a childhood hero growing up. I would watch Reading Rainbow in the morning, and then see him again in Star Trek: The Next Generation later on in the same day with my dad. So I always got a double-dose of Mr. Burton. And it was always great. Now, he’s cheering on his Wolverines via Twitter, and doing it in a pretty classy way.
So which Final Four team has the best Twitter fans? My money’s on Michigan. But you don’t have to take my word for it.