Dallas Cowboys-related Tweet of the Week: @complexmag “The Giants’ Ahmad Bradshaw thinks the Dallas Cowboys will never win a Super Bowl, unless they make one change. http://cmplx.it/w4DTFz”
It took me a while to join the Twitter craze. To be honest, most of the reason I never made an account was because I didn’t have a smart phone until recently. I didn’t feel that I could truly experience that social media without a phone that was connected to the internet at all times. You can basically know anything about almost anything almost immediately. 998 tweets (I’m already thinking about something special for the big 1000) later, and I now consider myself almost an expert. Regardless, one of the best days in recent Twitter memory was February 3rd, when individual members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders each received their own official accounts.
Even though America’s Sweethearts make several appearances throughout the year and star in their own TV show (Making the Team), it was hard for fans outside of the Texas area to meet or interact with their favorite cheerleaders. I am from New Jersey and the closest I could get to seeing them in person was buying their yearly calendar. Even though I followed the official cheerleaders twitter handle (@DCCheerleaders), it wasn’t until the girls got their own individual professional accounts (they were given the option, so it wasn’t mandatory for everyone) that anyone can correspond with their favorite cheerleaders.
The Director of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Kelli Finglass, had this to say: “Our main objective with this project is to strengthen the bond with the fans and let them get to know and interact with the cheerleaders on a personal level. We’ve only had the accounts active for a few days and they have already been a huge hit with fans and the DCC.”
I initially only followed my favorite cheerleaders (admit it, fans, you have favorites, too-I know I’m not crazy). Honestly, I was a little bit skeptical about how active the ladies would be, and how often they would respond. Let me tell you right now, I was shockingly and pleasantly surprised. Within the first week of their accounts’ existence, I got a response from Cassie Kathleen, Cassie Trammell, Colleen Meghan, Alyssa Torres, Meghan Michelle, and Emma Mary. And you can, too!
I would like to be the first person to thank Kelli and the rest of America’s Sweethearts for jumping into the Twitter network and embracing it with open arms. (and yes, my girlfriend approves!) I’m excited to see what all the girls will talk about during the offseason and even during the season itself! Maybe now we’ll see cheerleaders occupying those “Tweeting Sections” on NFL sidelines!