And then today, he went and got real crazy, and Tweeted his collarbone surgery. Well, kind of. First he tweeted his CT scan. He then sent a message to his fans before going under the knife, as well as the picture you see to your right.
About to head in. See y'all in a few. Livestrong.Now, say what you want, but I'm of the opinion that Twitter + athletes = awesomeness.
There are many people who feel that Twitter has gotten out of control and that it doesn't belong in sports or that it's a "fad" and will go away. Those people are ridiculous and, pardon me for sounding rude, short-sighted.
Twitter, just like blogs a couple of years ago, is being scorned at by much of the mainstream media (and/or old people, whatever you prefer), and that's primarily because it's new and different and scary and not understood. But the truth of the matter is that it's just another form of communication, albeit shorter, that allows celebrities and athletes and people in general to reach out to one another.
Everyone doesn't need to embrace it and fire up a Twitter account -- I'm not saying that -- but condemning it just seems like the same old annoying cycle in yet another technological and cultural revolution.