This Sunday the New England Patriots will face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Whether you’re in it to watch commercials, sweat over Ron Gronkowski’s injury, check out Madonna’s half-time show, or worship Eli Manning’s right arm, the Super Bowl has something for you.
This year could be the most social Super Bowl yet as fans everywhere collectively cry, argue, jeer, rejoice and more on social media using whatever gadgets they have on hand. To help you get the most out of your social bowl experience, we’ve found the people you should be tuning into on Twitter. With that, we present to you the Super Bowl XLVI Influence All-Stars that include NFL analysts, the top influencers on the #Superbowl, and of course, players from the Giants and Patriots teams.
We also took a look at the Super Bowl content that had the most impact within the past month. The most influential tweet by far came from Mark Herzlich, linebacker for the New York Giants. Herzlich was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2009. He took some time to battle the disease, made a full recovery, and returned to football in 2010. Two days ago, he tweeted triumphantly:
— Mark Herzlich (@MarkHerzlich) January 30, 2012
Retweeted 15802 times
On a more humorous note, Lord Voldemort, the parody of the infamous villain from the Harry Potter series, made an ominous prediction that spread through the Twittersphere like wildfire. The Dark Lord wrote:
The Patriots will win but Eli Manning will get the snitch. #SuperBowlPredictions
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) January 23, 2012
Retweeted 4421 times
Vinny Guadagnino, reality star from the Jersey Shore, made waves simply by expressing some honest New York Giants fan love:
NEW YORK GIANTS BABY!!!! THAT’S HOW WE DO SON #SuperbowlXLVI !!!!!!
— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) January 23, 2012
Retweeted 2991 times
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) January 28, 2012
Retweeted 625 times
We’d like to thank our friends at @TweetStarGame for their help putting together the top Super Bowl players. They’ve also made a sweet Super Bowl page that will help you connect with all the players from both teams this weekend. Check it out!
Will you be watching the Super Bowl? What are you looking forward to seeing? Which team are you rooting for?