Patriots To “Tweet” Draft Picks

The New England Patriots are jumping on the social media bandwagon and will use Twitter to announce their 2009 draft picks in real time.

Each of the Patriots’ picks during the NFL Draft this weekend will be announced at Twitter.com/realpatriots, the official Twitter feed of the New England Patriots.

Following the draft, the “RealPatriots” Twitter feed will be used to distribute official Patriots information, including player transactions, player appearances and other official announcements from the team’s public relations staff.

Patriots fans following the Twitter feed might even get the picks before they’re announcing publicly:

“We might even get a few draft picks out via Twitter before they are announced on TV, so any Patriots fans following the draft closely are encouraged to begin following RealPatriots on Twitter,” said Patriots Vice President of Media Relations Stacey James. “Of course this is the first time we are attempting this, so it should be interesting.”

Patriots.com, the team’s official website, also has a Twitter feed available at Twitter.com/patriotsdotcom, where fans can get additional analysis and updates from the Patriots Football Weekly staff along with links to updated content.

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, Boston.com chat 10/9/2003
  • http://www.sportsfan4.com Josh

    I think this is great. I’m definitely going to follow the pats on twitter. I find it somewhat hilarious, but I’m going to have to get involved in it.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    I still don’t get this “tweeting, twittering” stuff….seems like much ado about nothing to me….are we that impatient?….I’ll find out who the Pats take when the dude steps to the podium and announces the pick, works for me.