"Twittering was something I thought kids do when they're sitting next to each other because in today's world they've lost the art of conversation," Jenkins said. "Traded it in for noise in general." But when
"I had no idea anybody would care to read it," he said. "Turned out to be fun. You get to say all the good stuff that sometimes gets cut out of your stories. I started with a handful of followers, as I learned they are called, and wound up with something like 3,000. My daughter,
The Ancient Twitterer, as dubbed by his daughter, will return to tweeting during the British Open. "I have a lot more to say," he said.
Why does Ochocinco attract so much attention? "I don't know, man," he said. "I think I am one of the few athletes who are very outgoing, very outspoken. I like having fun. I like entertaining you guys, the people, and I'm someone who never gets in trouble. The only trouble I get into is talking too much and dancing every now and then, changing my name, stuff like that."
Speaking of which, Ochocinco plans to stay with Ochocinco for some time. "Thirty years from now they are not going to say that guy had a great game or was a great player but, Do you remember that guy Ochocinco?" he said. "The name will ring a bell for years to come."
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"If I allowed myself to get all swept up in that sort of thing, I probably would not be able to do my job very well," Tait said. "I really don't have any extra excitement or concern. I'll just do the games the way I've done them for the last 39 years. But it is nice to have people of that caliber on your side."
Tait is one of the few NBA play-by-play announcers to call games without an analyst. "I don't need one," he said. "Most second guys just get in the way. They feel they have to say things to justify their existence and as a result they just muddy up the waters."
As James has raised his franchise's global relevance, Tait said he's heard from people all over the world who are listening to him via the Web. "I got a call the other day from a guy who listened to the entire Orlando series in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia," he said of the Cavs' appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. "He said he sat there listening to the Cavs and Magic while watching a tank out in front of hotel."
"I got an audition like many actors across the country, and after three or four more auditions, I was lucky to be hired," he said.
Goldsmith considers himself more of an outdoorsman -- he's fond of camping, fly fishing and sailing -- than a hardcore sports fans. His sports highlight was attending the 1972
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"Offensive linemen are usually some of the most knowledgeable guys in football, even though we are unheralded," Woody said. "We're insightful, smart guys, and articulate. I think Matt is someone who can do well in this environment. He's a funny guy and I think he'd be a spontaneous guy on the set."
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