I Follow: Matthew Barnaby

Twitter handle: @MattBarnabyESPN
ESPN Job: NHL analyst
Followers: 32,777*
Following: 159*

FR: Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Barnaby: I have two: @TSNBobMcKenzie for information on the world of hockey and @BizNasty2point0 who is NHL hockey player Paul Bissonnette.

FR: Who is the one person you follow on Twitter whom you would want to write a SportsCenter lead-in for you?
Barnaby: Definitely @BizNasty2point0 but we would need to use spell check! He is really funny and off-the-wall. I really think Twitter will help him get a job after his hockey career is over.

FR: What’s been your strangest exchange on Twitter?
Barnaby: Believe it or not, it was with Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas. He is a huge Sabres and Bills fan. I am a Jets fan (you can see where this is going!). We were joking before a Jets vs. Bills game and he took offense to me mocking him about not being able to find his helmet before Super Bowl XXVI.

FR: Why do you use Twitter?
Barnaby: It is a great opportunity to interact with fans and keep updated on things going on around the league. It is also a good way to vent and tease at the odd time!

*As of 4/26/11

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