Top 100 Sports Business Twitter Follows

Editor Note: With the assistance of a few well-respected industry veterans, I compiled a list of 100 twitter handles – in alphabetical order – that should be followed if you work in sports business. Some are entertaining, others are insightful, but all are well respected amongst their peers. Without further ado…

@AndrewBrandt – Lawyer. NFL business insider. Columnist for MMQB.

@AndrewMarchand – NY Post sports media columnist. On the Mike Francesa beat.

@AngelaRuggiero – Olympian. Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab. Sports tech intelligence. Market research.

@AnotherDanCohen – Heads up Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting Division.

@A_S12 – Adam Stern is on SBJ/SBD’s NASCAR business beat.

@barryjanoff – Executive Editor of the sports marketing website NYSportsJournalism.com. Publishes a sports marketing newsletter.

@BenFischerSBJ – Among SBJ/SBD’s most talented writers. On the esports and Olympics beat.

@BFawkesESPN – Editor of Chalk. Sports gambling trends, picks and predictions.

@Bill_Shea19 – Senior reporter at Crains Detroit. Covers sports business in the Motor City.

@brandonBTIG – Equity Analyst. Brandon Ross covers technology, media and telecom.

@brettsmiley – EIC of Sports Handle. Focus is on U.S. gambling legislation. Reporting and analysis.

@cannonjw – J.W. has a knack for finding odd-ball promotions and fan giveaways.

@carronJphillips – Columnist for NY Daily News. Plays at the intersection of social issues, race & sports.

@chadmillman – The brains behind The Action Network.

@ChrisSchlosser – SVP MLS/SUM Media. Digital strategy, content creation, and product development guru.

@chrisyates11 –  Director of Video Production & Social Media at Huddle Productions. Expertise in content marketing, social media and video production.

@Cnyari – Cristian Nyari is Head of Media for FC Bayern Munich. Offers commentary on all things sports media, digital, social and tech.

@ConvergenceTR – Former NFL and NHL exec. Tom Richardson. Digital media/marketing thought leader. Professor in Columbia’s Sports Management program.

@DarrenHeitner – Sports attorney with a niche in contracts and IP.

@darrenrovell – Among the best follows on Twitter, which explains why he has over 2 million followers. Move to Action Network means more gambling related content, but Big Cat’s arch enemy still covers everything from shoe releases to half-time acts.

@david_schwab – EVP, Octagon. Plays at the intersection of brands and influencers.

@deepenparikh – Partner at Courtside Ventures. Plays at the intersection of sports, tech and media.

@TheDonnyWhite – CEO of Satisfi Labs. Expertise in AI, robotics and machine learning.

@DustinGouker – Head of Content for LegalSportsReport.com. Has finger on the pulse of the legal online sports betting (and DFS) market. Always opinionated.

@EKANardini – Barstool Sports’ CEO Erika Nardini. Leading the podcast revolution.

@elwinter – Eric Winter is the former GM for Rivals/Yahoo Sports & SVP, UFC. Tends to focus on event marketing and fight sports.

@EricFisherSBJ – Covers MLB, digital media and technology for SBJ/SBD.

@Eric_Ramsey – News and perspective on the regulated gambling industry for LegalSportsReport.com.

@FormulaMoney – No one has a better grasp on business of F1 than Christian Sylt.

@frntofficesport – The handle associated with Adam White’s daily newsletter. FOS tends to play in the sports marketing and sports sponsorship space.

@garyvee – Entrepreneur with 1.8 million followers. CEO of Vayner Sports. Progressive thinker. Future Jets owner?

@GeoffBakerTIMES – Sports enterprise and investigative reporter for the Seattle Times. Focuses on teams in the PNW.

@Hawk – Andrew Hawkins is the Director of Business Development at Uninterrupted. ESPN media personality. NFL vet. Perspective on an athlete’s post-playing career.

@HowieLongShort – The handle affiliated with JohnWallStreet’s daily email newsletter. Offers context and commentary on the biggest stories/trends in sports business. A MUST-READ if you work in the industry.

@JacobFeldman4 – Writes for SINow. Perspective on how the internet has changed/is changing sports.

@JamesEmmett – Editor-at-Large, Leaders. Weekly newsletter is a mix of original thoughts and aggregated content. U.K. based, so there’s a European slant in terms of the sports covered.

@JayKapoorNYC – Early stage VC investor. Tweets about sports, media, tech and commerce.

@_JaySharman – CEO of TeamWorks Media. Authority on digital media and purpose marketing.

@jbooton – Jen Booton is a Senior Writer for SportTechie. Expertise in action sports.

@JeffEisenband – NBA 2K League sideline reporter. Authority on esports.

@JKosner – John Kosner built ESPN’s digital presence. President of Kosner Media. Digital media thought leader.

@joefav – Publishes a MUST-READ sports marketing and PR newsletter. Hosts a weekly sports business podcast. Long-time industry stalwart.

@kbadenhausen – Kurt Badenhausen is a Senior Editor at Forbes. Niche is athletes’ earnings and franchise valuations.

@kerrykeating3 – Former NCAA basketball coach. NBA analyst. Sports tech advisor.

@kenshropshire – CEO of the Global Sport Institute at ASU. Consultant to NFL. Well-respected educator.

@Koufish – Long-time front-office executive Andy Dolich. Sports business consultant.

@laurafrofro – Leads Twitter’s sports content ambitions.

@LemireJoe – Senior Writer, SportTechie. Has a passion for MLB technology.

@MarcEdelman – Well-respected educator. Sports, antitrust, gaming & IP Attorney.

@MariaTaylor – Fast-rising ESPN talent. Mentors young women in sports business.

@markjburns88 – Sports Business Reporter for Morning Consult. On the Barstool beat.

@MartysaurusRex – Outgoing NFL star turned entrepreneur Martellus Bennett. Founded digital story telling company for children.

@MattRybaltowski – Writes about sports betting for Sports Handle and US Bets. Covers stadium financing and sports tech for Forbes.

@mkerns – Mike Kerns is the President of Digital at The Chernin Group. Authority in social and mobile spaces.

@michaelaneuman – Managing Partner, Scout Sports & Entertainment. Sports marketing thought leader.

@MikeDSykes – Reporter for Axios Sports. SportsCenter in a newsletter format.

@MMcCarthyREV – Michael McCarthy covers sports business, media and marketing for Sporting News.

@NateSilver538 – EIC, FiveThirtyEight. Statistical analysis of sports data.

@neildemause – Co-author of Field of Schemes. Go-to source for stadium and arena news.

@njh287 – Neil Horowitz is a social media and digital marketing pro. #smsports community member.

@NoahCoslov – Broadcaster. Media and marketing authority. Equity investor.

@novy_williams – Eben Novy Williams is the junior half of Bloomberg’s talented sports business duo. Co-hosts Bloomberg’s “Business of Sports” podcast.

@NPDMattPowell – Senior retail industry advisor, NPD Group. Perspective on the footwear and apparel industries.

@OPReport – Chris Grove is a gambling industry authority. Writes for OnlinePokerReport.com, Eilers Research and LegalSportsReport.com.

@Ourand_SBJ – John Ourand Writes for SBJ/SBD. Focuses on media.

@PaulRabil – Co-founder of Premier League Lacrosse. Lacrosse’s 1st “Million Dollar Man”. Start-up investor.

@PeterChernin – CEO, Chernin Group. Invested in Barstool Sports and The Action Network.

@phkeane – Patrick Keane is CEO of The Action Network. Digital marketing authority. PE investor.

@PRyanTexas – Co-Founder, Eventellect. Patrick Ryan has been called “the smartest guy in ticketing.”

@readDanwrite – Dan Roberts covers sports business for Yahoo Finance. Host of YFi AM and the “Sportsbook” podcast.

@restivo – Matt Restivo is the head of product & engineering at The Action Network. Authority on product design and software development.

@richarddeitsch – Covers sports media for The Athletic. Will also dabble in women’s sports and Olympics.

@RichBTIG – BTIG Equity Research Analyst Rich Greenfield. Covers media and technology. Media futurist.

@RickHorrow – aka the Sports Professor. Attorney. Dealmaker. Host of the Reuters “Keeping Score” podcast.

@rscibetti – Former NFL, NHL exec Russell Scibetti. President of KORE Planning and Insights. Offers CRM and database expertise.

@RyanGMundy – Steelers alum. Venture capital investor. NFLPA One Collective board member.

@SaraSlaneAGA – SVP of Public Affairs, American Gaming Association. Industry strategist. Spokesperson.

@scottrosner – Academic Director of Sports Management Program, Columbia University. Sports business/sports law educator.

@ScottStanchak – VP of emerging technology, NBA. Insights on digital media, tech strategy, emerging platforms.

@Seth_Everett – Forbes contributor. Host of the “Sports with Friends” podcast. Sports broadcaster.

@Slasher – Rod Breslau writes about esports for ESPN. esports consultant. Competitive gaming insider.

@soshnick – Scott Soshnick is the senior half of Bloomberg’s talented sports business duo. Co-hosts Bloomberg’s “Business of Sports” podcast.

@SportsBizNews – Howard Bloom’s account serves as an aggregator of industry headlines.

@sportsdoinggood – Sab Singh brings “the bright side” of sports into the light. Social Responsibility. Development. Charity. Entrepreneurship. Great Performances.

@SportsTaxMan – Robert Raiola is the Director of Sports & Entertainment at PKF O’Connor Davies. Foremost authority on the jock tax.

@SportsTVRatings – Robert Seidman will keep you apprised of how many people watched last night’s game.

@StephenEspinoza – President of Showtime Sports. Outspoken. Boxing enthusiast.

@Sutton_ImpactU – Long-time NBA league office executive Bill Sutton. Director of the Vinik Sport Business Grad Program, USF. Highly respected educator.

@TannerSimkins – Certified sports agent. Founder of Complete SET Agency. Industry mover/shaker.

@TedLeonsis – Wizards and Capitals owner. Venue and media networks owner. Venture capitalist. Progressive thinker.

@terrylyons – EIC, Digital Sports Desk. Boston-based sports marketing and communications professional.

@thekendallbaker – Voice of Axios Sports. SportsCenter in newsletter form.

@themarkuskuhn – NFL alum. Media personality. Leading the NFL’s efforts to grow the game in Germany.

@TheRealNate – Nathan Lundburg is the Director of Global eSports Sponsorships at Twitch. Plays at the intersection of brands, esports and marketing.

@TKGore – Business Development for Comscore. Digital media thought leader.

@VegasandVine – Chris Purcell is the EIC of Cynopsis Sports. Aggregating sports business, eSports, media, and sponsorship news in a wire release format.

@WallachLegal – Gaming law and sports betting attorney Daniel Wallach. Sports legal analyst.

@WerlySportsLaw – Sports lawyer Dan Werly. Founder of the blog TheWhiteBronco.com.

@WilliamsBob75 – Sport Business is a U.K. based sports biz news, data and event business. Bob is their U.S. correspondent. Soccer centric account.

@ZidanSports – Karim Zidan covers stories at intersection of sports and politics. Authority on MMA.

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Author: John Wall Street

At the intersection of sports & finance.

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