Twitter has rapidly risen to become an excellent source of breaking news and a collection of wide-ranging viewpoints. At the same time, however, it can a bit intimidating to the new user. It's sometimes difficult to know who to follow for quality fantasy football-related news. To help erase this difficulty, we have interviewed some of our favorite tweeters.
Name: Sigmund Bloom
Twitter handle: @SigmundBloom
Approximate number of tweets per month: at least 500
Number that are following you: 10K+
Number that you are following: about 1K
Tweeting since: 2009
Occupation (when not talking about football): Writing about football
Family life: Wife Kim since 2002, son Miles since 2010
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): I'm a born and bred Western Pennsylvania Steelers fan living in Austin, Texas since 1997. I'm also a former systems analyst, dormant Texas bar-certified attorney, and live music enthusiast. Been repping Footballguys.com proudly since 2007 and just started covering the NFL draft beat for Bleacher Report this year.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I've been to over 15 countries on four continents and 44 states.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: Hanging with the family, movies, live music, travel
Favorite NFL Team(s): Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite NFL player(s): Arian Foster
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: First place that news breaks and the ability to have great real time football talk 24/7.
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: @mattwaldman, @jenebramel, @cecillammey, @smartfootball, @evansilva
Years playing fantasy football: 13
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): Dynasty
Your biggest score(s) in fantasy football: Almost hit 400 in the FPL IOP last year
Name two players that you expect will be undervalued in most fantasy drafts this year. Explain why you think these sleepers could drastically outperform their ADP: Jacquizz Rodgers will be the 1A in Atlanta, and Malcom Floyd has more years with Philip Rivers than the rest of the SD receivers combined.
Name two players that will not be on your roster at any draft position. Explain why you think these busts could drastically underperform their ADP: Frank Gore is fading and part of a 4-headed backfield. Michael Turner is also fading, and the Atlanta offense is moving away from the power run.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? 75-25
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? Relying too much on stats on not enough on watching football.
What's the thing you wished you'd learned about fantasy football five years ago? The NFL was going to become a passing league.
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): Tom Brady flirts with 6,000 passing yards.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: Texans 24 - 49ers 16
NFL Rookie of the Year: Robert Griffin III
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Santana Moss
Parting thoughts about anything at all: Enjoy it while it lasts.
Others Featured (Listed alphabetically):Interview: Jarrett Behar - Twitter: @EyeoftheGator
Interview: Matthew Berry - Twitter: @MatthewBerryTMR
Interview: Sigmund Bloom - Twitter: @SigmundBloom
Interview: Jene Bramel - Twitter: @JeneBramel
Interview: Joe Bryant - Twitter: @Football_guys
Interview: Ryan Burns - Twitter: @FtblSickness
Interview: Will Carroll - Twitter: @injuryexpert
Interview: Mike Clay - Twitter: @MikeClayNFL
Interview: Jim Day - Twitter: @Fantasytaz
Interview: Eric Dickens - Twitter: @DLFootball
Interview: Gary Davenport - Twitter: @IDPManor
Interview: David Dodds - Twitter: @fbg_dodds
Interview: Joe Everett - Twitter: @RookieDraft
Interview: Michael Fabiano - Twitter: @Michael_Fabiano
Interview: Bryan Fontaine - Twitter: @Bryan_Fontaine
Interview: Chet Gresham - Twitter: @Chet_G
Interview: Ken Griggs - Twitter: @Dexters_Library
Interview: Bob Harris - Twitter: @Footballdiehard
Interview: Bob Henry - Twitter: @bobhenry
Interview: Tom Kessenich - Twitter: @TomKessenich
Interview: Cecil Lammey - Twitter: @cecillammey
Interview: Zach Law - Twitter: @zach_law
Interview: Alex Miglio - Twitter: @AlexMiglio
Interview: Andrew Miley - Twitter: @AndrewMiley
Interview: Sam Monson - Twitter: @Sammonson
Interview: Josh Moore - Twitter: @4for4_Josh
Interview: Chad Parsons - Twitter: @PFF_ChadParsons
Interview: John Paulsen - Twitter: @4for4_John
Interview: Brian Quinlan - Twitter: @BNQuinlan
Interview: Matt Schauf - Twitter: @mschauf63
Interview: Evan Silva - Twitter: @evansilva
Interview: Matt Waldman - Twitter: @MattWaldman
Interview: Chris Wesseling - Twitter: @ChrisWesseling
Interview: Matt Williamson - Twitter: @WilliamsonNFL
Interview: Eric Yeomans - Twitter: @Eric_Yeomans
Interview: Lance Zierlein - Twitter: @SidelineFB and @LanceZierlein
Editor's Note: If you have liked this series, check out Zach Law's interviews here