The Lineup: The revealing reasons for 9 ESPN commentators’ Twitter avatars

1. Adam Schefter

“About a month ago, ESPN sent me the caricature that is my current Avi. They will be using it on their fantasy football app. It’s a funny head shot, different, a dramatic improvement over my real every day appearance. So I figured it was about time to bench the US World Cup soccer jersey and start getting ready for football.”

(Photos courtesy of Adam Schefter via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Adam Schefter via Twitter)

2. Jon Sciambi

“It’s ‘Broadcaster Boog’ as an Easter Egg… I have friends who have an Easter party every year and they make Easter eggs and so they made me because I couldn’t be there.”

(Photos courtesy of Jon Sciambi via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Jon Sciambi via Twitter)

3. Fernando Palomo

“The avatar is a tribute to Magico Gonzalez, the best soccer player to come out of my country, El Salvador.”

(Photos courtesy of Fernando Palomo via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Fernando Palomo via Twitter)

4. Aaron Boone

“It’s a scarf with the Cincinnati Reds logo (where I spent much of my career). I get colds a lot, so I’ve been known to scarf up.”

(Photos courtesy of Aaron Boone via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Aaron Boone via Twitter)

5. Robert Flores

“My avatar is from a recent WWE pay-per-view I attended with my family. The producers were nice enough to show me in the crowd during their telecast. Being a huge fan, it was pretty cool to see my giant head on their big screen.”

(Photos courtesy of Robert Flores via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Robert Flores via Twitter)

6. Marty Smith

“My current avatar is the Boston Marathon starting line. It was a very special moment, the culmination of months of effort for me and a year of pain for Boston and for America. The energy in Hopkinton was electric. Just buzzing. Boston was getting its hometown back, and in a very small way we runners were helping. I took a pre-race selfie to document the moment. It was a very special moment. I had some butterflies. But I knew I was prepared.”

(Photos courtesy of Marty Smith via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Marty Smith via Twitter)

7. Jeremy Schaap

“For my avatar, I use the iconic photograph of [former Green Bay Packers lineman] Jerry Kramer carrying [former Packers coach] Vince Lombardi off the field after Super Bowl II. It’s easily one of the greatest sports photos ever taken – the composition is astounding and it manages to say so much, so eloquently. It is additionally meaningful to me for a few reasons: A) Kramer is my godfather, B) the Packers’ 1967 season – which culminated with their victory in Super Bowl II – was the subject of “Instant Replay,” co-authored by Kramer and my father [the late Dick Schaap] and C) the photographer, Neil Leifer, is one of my oldest friends. It also serves as a reminder to me, and I hope others, of the absurdity of Kramer’s exclusion from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which says a lot more about the Hall of Fame than about Jerry.”

(Photos courtesy of Jeremy Schaap via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Jeremy Schaap via Twitter)

8. Bram Weinstein

“My current avatar is the “Greatest American Hero.” Looks like I have some ego issues. . . ”

(Photos courtesy of Bram Weinstein via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Bram Weinstein via Twitter)

9. Danny Kanell

“I change my avatar all the time and I used this pic for a throwback Thursday post and it just seemed to make sense with all the preseason publications out now. Plus, the pic makes it look like I was a mobile QB so I try to fool the people who didn’t actually see me play. . . ”

(Photo courtesy of Danny Kanell via Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Danny Kanell via Twitter)

David Scott, Dan Quinn, Rachel Siegal, Bill Hofheimer, Allie Stoneberg, Andy Hall, Kristen Hudak, Ben Cafardo and Mac Nwulu contributed to this post

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