Wait, I’ve got how many followers?
And the Mississippi State Bulldogs season just keeps getting better. After MSU’s 75-61 loss to Alabama, senior bulldog Ravern Johnson decided that his voice needed to be heard on twitter. Starting off with mention of a transfer, Johnson complained about his ball hogging team mates and the ineptitude of the coaching staff for not finding ways for him to get the ball more.
The complaint in full:
“Starting to see why people Transfer you can play the minutes but not getting your talents shown because u watching someone else wit the ball the whole game shooters need to move not watch why other coaches get that do not make sense to me”
Of course, it doesn’t help that it was Re-Tweeted by the model team mate Renardo Sidney. So yeah. Not exactly Darius Miller trying to take the blame for a loss that he didn’t solely deserve, huh? And of course, because of this, Rick Stansbury has banned his players from twitter. A little too late, just as Elgin Bailey’s transfer was a little too late to stop the fight on national television.
Look, we live in a different world than we used to. Twitter is a wonderful tool that lets fans connect with those they follow in ways they never have before, from athletes to writers to legitimate celebrities. But with that, these types of things are bound to happen. Instead of complaining to your buddies on the plane ride home from a game, you text it out to your fans that hang on your every tweet. Some players handle it well (see the aformentioned Darius Miller,) some do not. It’s not a huge deal. What is becoming a huge deal, though, is the unruliness and unpredictability of this MSU team. From fights to transfers to tweeting, somethings rotten in Starkville this year – and I’m just glad we get to play them at home.