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The Comprehensive and Encyclopedic Guide to #AuburnTwitter 2017

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Late in the first quarter of the Georgia Southern game there will be a commercial break. You will wipe the chip crumbs off your lap, head to the kitchen to grab a refill on your beverage. The SEC network will return to action inexplicably while you are in the kitchen and you will miss a significant play. I know this will happen to you, because it happens to me every single game and I don’t think I’m the dumbest boy in school. If you, like me, are forced to watch the games from home due to geographical bugaboos like the Atlantic Ocean, then having your laptop open to your tweetdeck and your #AuburnTwitter list constantly updating is not just recommended—it’s a necessity. These people will let you know what you missed, will breakdown formations the coaches are showing this game, and will post tasty and timely .gifs that totally capture your emotions at any given moment. From pirouetting fullbacks to wildcat touchdowns, these tweeters let you know how to feel.

Let’s be honest: There are a lot of dumb Auburn fans on twitter. Some of them are “professional bloggers” who seem to call for the coaches’ heads incessantly and also happen to steal actually good Auburn bloggers’ ideas and repackage them as their own. Maybe their twitter name rhymes with ShmoreShmloggle, maybe it doesn’t, I don’t want to get mean.

Lucky for you, College and Mag Reader/Champion of Decency and Honor, I am here to give you the definitive list of who to follow on twitter this football season. These men and women are out there on the front lines of Twitter Dot Com, churning out content and opinions and takes on takes on takes. My list includes everything from College and Mag staff writers to actual Auburn beat reporters and everything in between.

My list has been tirelessly and expertly curated over many seasons of Auburn fandom, but I have whittled it down to 15 essential accounts every Auburn fan should follow. These are not ranked in any particular order, so don’t get your britches twisted:

@peggyrossmanith

She’s an attorney, she’s a writer of the Undercover Barner series on this fine website, and she is really good at Twitter Dot Com. Follow her and experience the range of emotions on game day from someone who just gets it.

@AyeyoKEJO

My favorite tweeter on the football team is running back Kerryon Johnson. He won’t be able to tweet during the games, obviously, but he will give you the slice-of-life you want from an actual Auburn Player. This seems like a decent time to mention that it’s OK to follow players on twitter, but please stop tweeting at recruits. You know who you are.

@JayGTate

This might be controversial, but it shouldn’t be. Jay G. has been churning out Auburn content for a long time, first at the Montgomery paper and now with Rivals. He is a genuinely good and funny dude in real life, or at least he was nice to me back when I was in college. He doesn’t intentionally try to draw Auburn fans offsides and I don’t find his info to be as click-baity as some other Auburn beat reporters. I miss the Hottest Auburn Blog on the Net as well, and not just because I don’t want to pay for Rivals content.

@Clintau24

The Grand Master of Auburn uniforms. Clint has spent the past few years learning and writing more about Auburn equipment than anyone else. This dude can spot a Nike Vapor Untouchable uniform template from a mile away, and opine authoritatively on Northwestern stripes.

@DrunkAubie

Drunk Aubie often seems like my superego is tweeting. I don’t know who runs this account, but whoever they are, they take Auburn football as seriously as anyone, and might have a problem.

@thejuiceisgood

Hot take after hot take. If you follow the Juice, you will find yourself yelling at your computer screen almost as much as you will find yourself nodding in silent agreement. The Juice is....good at twitter.

@bmarcello

Another actual professional sportswriter makes the list. I trust Brandon because he isn’t trying to work me into a froth with listicles and rankings I shouldn’t care about. He provides updates and content that get me through Monday-Friday and is a decent follow for rational, factual information during the games. He also doesn’t suffer fools.

@TheAuburner

Al Borges’ biggest fan and one of the best follows on #AuburnTwitter. Come for the hot Auburn sports opinions, stay for the random chocolate milk conspiracies.

@wareaglereader

The bastion of Auburn culture. The keeper of the flame. TWER is the Auburn News of Record and is worth your time. If you don’t know, make yourself acquainted.

@JackHCondon

The editor of this here site, and the guy who asked me to write this article. You should follow him on twitter and tell him you like my articles.

@SDWesq

Tuco is a great follow on Twitter and once saw Gary Sinise! He also tweets knowledgeably about basketball, which I find refreshing and rare in the Auburn fanbase. His articles on this site are some of my favorites, but the twitter is where he shines.

@WarRoomEagle

WarRoomEagle shines during the season by giving you breakdowns of plays, tendencies and formations you didn’t notice during the game. This dude’s knowledge of the game and the x’s and o’s will make your head spin. WarRoom’s youtube account is worth following as well.

@JerryHinnen

One of the best writers on this list. Jerry contributes at TWER, formerly CBS, and now also SEC Country and I always enjoy his well-thought-out opinions on everything from Premier league soccer to Auburn football.

@AU_GS_Walt

Former editor of College and Mag, current military man, always a good twitter follow. The first week of the season, Walt will be especially interesting as he attempts to cheer for GSU and Auburn at the same time. He is a good dude.

@AubieIicious

The most abrasive, controversial, enigmatic voice in #AuburnTwitter. AubieIicious (spelled with 4 i’s) is the tweeter you need on that wall spouting truth you can’t handle. At least once a game AubieIicious fires off a tweet that makes me laugh out loud, sometimes through the tears.

There are dozens more really good members of #AuburnTwitter out there, but consider this your starter kit. If I didn’t mention you or your favorite account, don’t @ me, bro. Just comment on this article with someone else people need to follow. This is interactive, y’all. If someone on this list offends you or you think they are bad at Twitter Dot Com, then be happy you have an opinion of your own! You can rest in the knowledge of your own existence and validity in the universe. Also, be sure to follow @collegeandmag, but that should go without saying.