Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.
Last week’s Social Media Weekly Spotlight covered WR Niles Paul and his former Nebraska Cornhusker teammates doing the Harlem Shake, NT Chris Baker’s plea for 10k Twitter followers as well as a mural from Washington D.C.’s own WR Joshua Morgan.
Admittedly so, most people probably don’t get as far as clicking the link to read these weekly social media updates. Contrarily, some of you may be reading this and say, ‘Who cares about the Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight?’ To that, we say that it’s time to start taking social media seriously.
Fact of the matter is that social media has rapidly integrated itself into our everyday lives.
For those of you who continue to read, here’s a look at K Kai Forbath and LB Ryan Kerrigan as they hit the links, QB Robert Griffin III’s return to Baylor, LB London Fletcher‘s preparation for season 16 and G Chris Chester‘s odd, and forgettable, experience at his local gym.
According to Chris Chester’s Twitter account (@chrischester66), the Redskins guard went to the gym the other day for a routine workout and, to his surprise, encountered a man wearing yoga pants.
You debate: Is it a violation for men to wear yoga pants at the gym?
He’s known for his hysterically funny impersonation of Ron Burgundy’s ‘Milk was a bad choice’ quote, but did you also know that Ryan Kerrigan (@RyanKerrigan91) has aspirations to become the next Happy Gilmore? Check out this tweet from The Athletes First Golf Classic in LA this past weekend.
Good luck with the tour card, Ryan! We’ll be sure to let Redskins fans know if/when number 91 makes his first PGA Tour appearance. And here’s what K Kai Forbath (@KaiForbath) had to say about the dynamic Redskins duo!
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) returned home to Copperas Cove, Texas this weekend for the naming of Robert Griffin III Blvd. Following the ceremony, he was in attendance to witness Baylor’s upset over #4 Kansas. In case you missed it, here’s a behind the scenes glimpse of Griffin III with Baylor’s superstar senior point guard Pierre Jackson. Jackson finished the game with 28 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds, and we like to credit Griffin III for being his good luck charm.
Moving forward on to free agency and the burning question about the return of LB London Fletcher. Over the past few weeks, we’ve started a #CantEscapeTheQuestion watch campaign to monitor Fletcher’s Twitter account (@LFletcher59) for updates. Well, this past week the veteran linebacker tweeted, what seems to be, some indication that he plans to return for another season with the burgundy and gold.
The veteran claims that his preparation for season 16 is underway!
The team also announced earlier that it has re-signed five players who were instrumental in the team’s late season push to the playoffs and the 2012 NFC East title; the first in 13 years, as well as tenuring another. Click here to see their reactions after hearing the news.
Last but not least, here’s a quick update on Chris Baker’s quest to ten thousand followers. If you can recall from last week’s installment, the run-stuffing nose tackle had 9,258 Twitter followers. We’re sorry to report that he’s still well short of 10,000 but happy to announce that he is now up to 9,287 (+29).
If that number was the team’s turnover ratio, well, that would be one thing, but it’s not and he still needs your help. Come on Redskins fans, follow @cbaker92 and reward Baker by helping him get to 10k! #swaggy
Thank you, Twitterverse, for providing yet another week of Redskins updates!
Redskins Birthday’s this week: CB Josh Wilson (Monday, March 11th).
What’s on tap this week in social media?
The March Madness basketball tournament is approaching fast and as players around the country are gearing up for conference tournaments and bracing themselves for Selection Sunday, so are we. Stay tuned because we will be creating a ‘Redskins Bracket Challenge’ so you can see how your bracket stacks up against select Redskins players, including opportunities for YOU to win awesome Redskins team gear and autographed items! More information to come.
So be sure to continue to follow the Redskins on social as we roll out these contests! Also, be sure to check out Redskins.com and Redskins Blog as we’ll be bringing you up to the minute free agent updates in addition to taking a look at some of the college prospects entering the draft and analyze how they may be able to fill some of the team’s needs.
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Tags: Baylor, Chris Baker, Chris Chester, free agency, free agent, golf, josh wilson, Joshua Morgan, london fletcher, march madness, Niles Paul, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, ryan kerrigan, Social Media Weekly Spotlight
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