10 Social Media Accounts Sports Fans Should Follow

You love sports and follow your favorite teams and hometown heroes. But the world of sports on social media is a wide one, so why limit yourself? Here are 10 sports celebrities who are especially open and entertaining on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. They’re also using social media to create powerful personal brands that go well beyond the playing field.

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The Most Entertaining Social Media Accounts for Sports Fans

If you’re a sports fan, you probably follow your hometown teams and favorite sports figures on social media. But fandom aside, there are interesting and entertaining accounts out there that can keep you up-to-date with news, opinions and lifestyles in the world of sports, both mainstream and obscure. These accounts not only demonstrate the reach of robust personal brands but they are also prime examples of how sports figures run themselves as businesses. Here are 10 social media accounts you might consider following (if you’re not already).

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Bryce Harper – Twitter

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is a talented baseball player, but what you may not know is that he’s a fan of a wide range of sports. He tweets about anything from MLB to college basketball, rodeo and the NHL. For example, he jumped on the bandwagon in reacting to New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s mega-catch this year, and retweeted SportsCenter showing the University of Minnesota’s college football coach eating an ice cream bar during a frigidly cold game. Harper also shows tons of support for sports in his hometown of Las Vegas, such as Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo, UNLV and Bishop Gorman High School athletics.

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Tom Brady – Facebook page

Much to the dismay of his followers, Tom Brady was until recently mostly silent on his Facebook page. After hiring a social media firm to manage his page, he’s finally engaging his more than 2 million followers. Posts that fans and beyond have enjoyed this season include a slow-motion video of a cheetah on top of a clip of Brady running for a first down , and a Throwback Thursday picture of the resume Brady had prepared in case the quarterback career didn’t pan out . Finally, a player under Belichick is having some fun with his image. Well done, No. 12.

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Lindsey Vonn – Instagram and Twitter

This Olympic gold medal skier has gotten plenty of attention over the years, even between the games, with her relationship with Tiger Woods, her knee injury and her sometimes-forgotten World Cup victories. However controversial she may be, Vonn’s Instagram account is fun to follow. She documents her scenic skiing locations, the progress of her training and rehabilitation, and cool experiences like her biomechanics work at the Andrews Institute in Florida. Her ability to make you feel like you are along for the ride would make even the most amateur sports fan excited for the next Olympics.

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Caroline Wozniacki – Twitter and Instagram

This tennis pro, Caroline Wozniacki, has been overshadowed by the Williams sisters and lumped into the group of female foreign tennis players that includes Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova. But she’s made a distinctive name for herself more recently, not just on the tennis court, but through her friendship with Serena Williams, by sitting next to Anna Wintour at New York Fashion Week, by participating in the 2014 New York City Marathon, and by her noteworthy engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy. Even more entertaining is that she doesn’t seem to be worried about what people think of her. For example, she posted some passive-aggressive tweets after her breakup with McIlroy, such as a not-so-flattering picture of him sleeping with his mouth open.

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Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Hunter Mahan – YouTube

These golfers have turned heads, not just for their clothing on the course, but for the hilarious songs they’ve created as the group Golf Boys. With more than 7 million views on YouTube, their song “Oh Oh Oh” could be considered a parody song, reminiscent of Andy Samberg’s group, The Lonely Island. The golfers’ video starts with nearly a minute of dancing before the actual lyrics begin and features the golfers mocking themselves while wearing ridiculous outfits, like Watson’s denim overalls with no shirt underneath. You’d have to be made of stone to not laugh at this video, which has likely upped the popularity of the PGA Tour and these players. The group is so serious they even nabbed a sponsorship from Farmers Insurance, which will donate $1,000 for every 100,000 views of the Golf Boys’ YouTube videos. The group’s songs are also available for purchase as digital downloads.

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Devon Still – Instagram and Twitter

Devon Still, defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, was not a household name until this year. That was when his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, began battling cancer, and he started raising awareness across the NFL and beyond. With his hashtag #LeahStrong, he updates Instagram followers on her progress and posts messages of positive thinking. In October, the Bengals donated the sales of Still’s jersey to cancer research, raising more than $1.25 million. On his Twitter account, Still shares support from others by posting the messages as “fist bumps for Leah.” You can’t help but be moved.

7 blake griffin
Blake Griffin – Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

The center for the Los Angeles Clippers dominates on and off the court, with his slam-dunks, commercial spots and comedy sketches on Funny or Die. He is very entertaining to follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, because you just can’t predict what the guy will do next. He may pop up at the Laugh Factory to do a sketch one night or appear on Conan the next, or maybe he’ll be shooting for the cover of GQ or filming a commercial for GameFly. Whether you’re a Clippers fan or not, you can’t disagree that the guy has charisma.

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Alex Morgan – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Alex Morgan is the sweetheart of women’s soccer in the U.S. The standout on the Women’s National Team has quite the following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, especially for someone who pops up on the radar only every few years due to the World Cup and the Olympics. She’s landed herself several major sponsorships, like ChapStick and Tampax, and has raised the status of women’s soccer through her widely followed social accounts, which chronicle her training, world travels and appearances. She’s also the heartthrob of the sport: Her male fans were reportedly devastated when she got engaged and then married to Servando Carrasco, a fellow soccer player.

9 shaun white
Shaun White – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Will we see him in South Korea in 2018? Who knows. But millions of people still want to see what Olympic-gold snowboarder Shaun White is up to on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. White does tons of interviews, appearances, partnerships with brands and events, and videos on YouTube and Vine. He recently participated in a Twitter chat with The Daily Share news website and answered fan questions marked with #askshaunwhite. He also has a sense of humor, posting plenty of funny memes and Throwback Thursday pictures.

10 mark cuban
Mark Cuban – Twitter

People may have preconceived notions of Mark Cuban, based on his behavior as owner of the Dallas Mavericks and as an investor on the reality show “Shark Tank.” But however you may feel about him, he’s an interesting person to follow. He tweets opinions on everything from the NFL to business articles to pictures of his kids. He also posts often about the private messaging app he launched called Cyber Dust, and retweets users’ comments on it.