The generation of social media we are living in today has bridged many connections between fans and the rest of the sports world, granting access to their favorite teams and athletes. The type of access our daddys would have only dreamed of attaining. So this year, WE are proud to offer Wizards fans a segment that will reveal the week’s top three Wizards-related tweets, Facebook statuses, Instagram uploads, perhaps an AIM away message even. Whether it’s posted by a Wizard or about a Wizard, we’ll be sure to find it, and expose it. Abdullah Sharif (@Abdu11ah) continues our weekly tradition with his own findings and posts..
1. @JanVeselyStats might be the worst handle to follow on Twitter.
Just look at that crap. If there is any account that should be monitoring their 'follower' status on whounfollowedme.com it's the one that inconveniently displays Jan Vesely's incompetence on your news feed. I'm just hopeful that the tweets aren't actually driven by a human being and that it's just some bot that was created by one of Jan's fourth cousins somewhere out in Bratislava. Or perhaps it's some disgruntled fan with malicious intent to remind us on a game-by-game basis just how inefficient the Wizards war room was on Draft Night back in 2011. But whoever decided this account would be an adequate resource for Wizards fans should reconsider, because it's literally doing nothing but hogging precious Twitter bandwidth. Next time you try to log in to Twitter and you get that annoying prompt talkin' bout "Twitter is over capacity", just blame @JanVeselyStats.
2. Kevin Seraphin loves his back tat. Do you?
Kevin Seraphin's tattoo image has resurfaced on Instagram. Once earlier this week courtesy of Seraphin himself and again last night by @thorolgraffix, an account that specializes in the high quality filtering of various sports images. The symbolism of the tattoo is quite clear, as explained in a column by Dan Steinberg last month. It depicts the angel "Seraphim", a 6-winged figure he was named after, defined as one of the biggest and closest angels to God. Now being a pretty spiritual guy myself and one that is relatively God-conscious, I can respect that. But I have also watched quite a few episodes of "Ink Master" and I'll be the first to say that while the tattoo does display a moderate amount of detail, it sorely lacks in saturation and color. Kevin should perhaps consider some tweaks, maybe add some black in the background and increase the contrast. Yeah, I just totally went Dave Navarro on you, Kev. But I will now stop pretending to know what I'm talking about. Nice ink.
3. Trevor Booker misses home. And winning.
Playing...err..should I rather say injured on a 3-20 team, who wouldn't miss the good ol' days? Of course, I can't entirely speak on behalf of Booker's post and how he really feels, but there's no lie that things used to be a lot better in TBook's basketball life. Not to discount the blessing of playing in the NBA, but Trevor has had a pretty successful upbringing as a basketball player and I'm sure the emotions of consistent losing in DC can trigger some nostalgia. As a junior, Trevor was named to the All-ACC Defensive Team and Second-Team All-ACC in 2009, followed by being named to the First-Team All ACC in his final year at Clemson -- the Tigers made a Tourney appearance in both those seasons. I can't really say I feel your pain, Trevor (no pun intended..maybe a little), but I guess WE could offer to take you out for some kabobs again. We'll just be sure to invite you to the next brown guy's birthday dinner at Afghan Restaurant. I'm assuming those venues are more sparse in South Carolina anyways.