Do you ever wonder what’s going on behind the scenes in the NFL or the NBA? While you can follow individual players or individual sports teams and other sports figures on Twitter, one of the best ways to get “insider” news is from the media, including journalists, sports agents, managers, executives or from rumors. That’s why we’ve compiled this list for you — 50 sports insiders that are worth following for all the juice on your favorite sport.
The following list is categorized by journalists, media and sports divisions, rumors and other insiders, and a handful of sports agents. Each link is categorized within those categories, and each link leads directly to that user’s Twitter page.
Going for the exclusive…
- @Adam_Schefter: Adam Schefter is the ESPN NFL insider who “dislikes feeling like an outsider.”
- @Buster_ESPN: Buster Olney is the senior baseball writer for ESPN The Magazine.
- @chadfordinsider: Chad Ford is in Hawaii, and is an ESPN NBA insider.
- @chadmillman: Follow this gambling/sports betting guy for ESPN for insider news.
- @DarrenDreger: Follow TSN’s (The Sports Network) hockey insider, Darren Dreger.
- @JimBowdenXMFOX: Co-Host of “Inside Pitch” on MLBNetworkRadio (Sirius 210/XM 175) 2-6pm est; baseball analyst FoxSports.com; co-host Fox Sports Radio (XM 142) Sat/Sun 4-8pm Est.
- @MatthewBerryTMR: This is Matthew Berry, your Fantasy Sports Guy at ESPN.
- @mortreport: You may know him by his real name, Chris Mortensen, senior ESPN Analyst.
- @richeisen: Rich Eison works for the NFL network. He’s also married to ESPN on ABC’s college football sideline reporter, Suzy Shuster.
- @SI_JonHeyman: This is Jon Heyman, baseball writer at SI and SI.com and an insider at MLB Network and WFAN.
- @SI_PeterKing: Peter King, Sports Illustrated’s senior NFL writer, offers his take on pro football, coffee and “other meaningless drivel.”
- @sportsguy33: This is Bill Simmons, who writes the Sports Guy column and hosts the BS Report podcast for ESPN.com.
- @TheJetOnTNT: Two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith is in his 13th full season as an NBA studio analyst for TNT’s Emmy award-winning studio show “Inside the NBA.”
- @TomJolly: Tom Jolly is the sports editor at The New York Times.
- @Troy_Aikman: Troy Aikman is the NFL on Fox.
- @wingoz: Over 330,000 individuals follow Trey Wingo, the NFL live host.
Sports Divisions and Sports Media
- @espn: Get news and analysis on the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, college football and basketball, boxing, MMA, golf, tennis and more.
- @FOXSports21: Tweets from the “peeps on the 21st floor” providing insights from FOXSports.com’s commentators and reporters.
- @insidefights: Fox Sports’ “Inside Fights” is a leading source for UFC, MMA and boxing news, commentary, live coverage and exclusive interviews.
- @MLB: Get news, views, help, commercial offers and exclusive Twitter giveaways from the Major League Baseball, the highest level of play in North American professional baseball.
- @NASCARONFOX: This is the offical page for Fox Sports’ news coverage on NASCAR.
- @NASCARSays: This is NASCAR’s only official Twitter account, with daily information from NASCAR officials.
- @NBA: News and notes directly from the NBA’s Twitter account to your computer. Find out as soon as “Amazing Happens!”
- @NBASummerLeague: Stay on top of NBA Summer League news with this official Twitter account.
- @nfl: Follow the official Twitter account for the National Football League to get the latest news from this source.
- @NHL: The official Twitter account for the National Hockey League. You can check out fan lists here, too.
- @SHO_INFL: This is the Twitter account for the Emmy award-winning show about the National Football League on Showtime.
- @SHOsports: Official Showtime Sports — be the first to get news about championship boxing, MMA and “Inside The NFL.”
- @SportsNation: A new ESPN television show, where you can gain insight into the pro’s private lives.
- @usatoday_nfl: Insider access to pro football coverage from the USA TODAY’s NFL staff.
How many Tweets are truth or rumor?
- @BaseballRM: Major League Baseball trade rumors, MLB draft rumors, contract news and more baseball-related commentary.
- @BoxingInsider: The official Twitter page for the Web site, Boxinginsider.com, covering headlines, biofiles, interviews and more.
- @CBBRumorCentral: College Basketball Rumor Central brings you the latest on recruiting, position battles, gameplans and more. To follow the links, you must be an ESPN Insider.
- @football_buzz: Try this Twitter account out — it’s not affiliated with a Web site, but seems to be gathering followers…
- @FootballPost: National Football Post is a distinctive forum where news, information, and insight come together through the voices of professional football insiders.
- @insWorldSoccer: The latest soccer news, scores, standings and videos brought to you online, alerted through this Twitter account.
- @kocosports: KocoSports.com is the best source for MMA, boxing, wrestling, WWE, UFC, TNA — out of Japan.
- @MLBRumorCentral: MLB Rumor Central brings you the latest on trades, free agency, injuries, hirings, firings, feuds and more. To follow the links, you must be an ESPN Insider.
- @mlbtraderumors: Get the latest trade rumors swirling around Major League Baseball.
- @MLS_Insider: Tweeting for and about Major League Soccer from inside MLSHQ in New York City and beyond.
- @NBA_INSIDER: An inside source on today’s most compelling sport — basketball. Get notices from inside the league as they happen.
- @NBARUMORS: Your inside source to NBA rumors, basketball news and player updates.
- @NBARumorCentral: NBA Rumor Central brings you the latest on trades, free agency, injuries, hirings, firings, feuds and more. To follow the links, you must be an ESPN Insider.
- @NFLRumorCentral: Get the latest on trades, free agency, injuries, hirings, firings, feuds and more. To follow the links, you must be an ESPN Insider.
- @SpectorsHockey: NHL prognosticator Lyle Richardson brings you the latest news and trade rumors from around the league.
- @sportsrumormill: Predict scores, trash talk and trade rumors about your favorite teams.
Not many folks in this category, which may make these four worth following…
- @Eklund: Founder and CEO of Hockeybuzz.com, “the most viewed hockey only independent website in history.”
- @nflcommish: Follow Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League.
- @RosenhausSports: Drew Rosenhaus is an NFL sports agent who owns the Miami-based sports agency, Rosenhaus Sports.
- @walsha: Allan Walsh is Octagon-Hockey’s (Where the Pros Come to Play) sports agent/lawyer.