I Follow: Trey Wingo

Editor’s Note: “I Follow” is all about ESPN employees on Twitter: what they Tweet, whom they follow and how you can interact socially with anyone and everyone.

Tweeter: Trey Wingo
ESPN Job: NFL Live host
Twitter handle: @wingoz
Followers: 417,122

FR: Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Wingo: I love the Stangel brothers Justin and Eric, writers for the Letterman show. Bronx Zoo’s cobra had a good run, but technically I guess he’s not a person.

FR: Which NFL player uses Twitter most effectively and why?
Wingo: I don’t know if effective is the right word, but I am certainly jealous of where I see [Arizona Cardinals receiver] Larry Fitzgerald traveling to all the time. The man’s passport has to be Old Testament-long.

FR: If you could add any one person as a Twitter follower, who would it be?
Wingo: Well, Sonja Henie is out, so maybe Jason Segal. His movies are routinely excellent.

FR: What’s been your strangest exchange on Twitter?
Wingo: Last year we started a list of potential Kentucky Derby horse names based strictly on things that happened in Seinfeld. That was epic. And, I may be starting that up again this year. PRICKLY PETE!

FR: Why do you use Twitter?
Wingo: I use it to communicate with people who like football, and remind them that NFL Live has them covered year round. Unlike football business in a lockout, we’re not going anywhere and we’ll tell you what’s happening.

FR: How do your followers who are NFL fans react when you tweet about other sports?
Wingo: Some are fine, some freak out, but I’m going to tweet about things I enjoy, like golf. They can always choose to unfollow. So far, it hasn’t been an issue.

FR: NFL Live was one of the first ESPN shows to adopt Twitter. How many tweets do you get on the average “Twitter Tuesday” and what are the questions like?
Wingo: Hundreds daily. And that’s what I like about it. Fans get a chance to have their say and give us feedback that we enjoy.

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