We’re starting a new column this week that turns the tables on Power Rankings. As fans, we spend a lot of time critiquing players, coaches, fan bases, front & back offices, and even the fandom of upper vs. lower decks. Frankly, it’s ridiculous… so why not take it to the next level? It’s time to rank YOU. There’s no method to this madness, except that I own executive privileged on voting. I’m going to be doing this every week for the rest of the season, so bring it.
10: @Clintonite33 – Rarely do you find a blogger that tweets and writes harder, longer, or more gratuitously than Clint. He’s a staple in the twitter Jazz community because no piece of basketball news, stat, or quote escapes his all-seeing gaze. Always up for a discussion, Clint is a good guy to have on your radar (unless you’re the type that easily gets baited into a flame war). An all around good dude that keeps Jazzdom’s collective knee-jerk in check… whether you like it or not.
Remember how fans always value their own guy more? Cousins-Favors is a perfect example.
— Clint Peterson (@Clintonite33) November 27, 2012
9: @Enes_Kanter - The big man with the big personality. Enes is the kind of player that Jazz fans glom onto: a hard-working gym rat with a larger than life attitude, some real basketball skill, and a desire to overshare. This particular tweet is nothing special… except for the hashtag. That’s the kind of stuff that ensures you a lifetime supply of free diet cokes in the SLC valley.
Great team win tonight. The Jazz fans were amazing. #JazzMan4life
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 27, 2012
8: Speaking of work, have you met @lockedonsports? Hard to call yourself a Jazz fan if you don’t follow the man, and there’s good reason for it. He’s always locked in (BOOM!), digging through stats and basketball jargon to give the fan a smarter experience. Mr. Locke is a consummate pro, and a media guy that actually cares about the team and presenting sports the right way.
Gordon Hayward has been a better road player than home player in his careerRoad: 10 pts 48% FG 43% from 3 – Home: 8 pts 43% 29.5% 3 pt — David Locke (@Lockedonsports) November 28, 2012
7: @saltcityhoops - I know, I know… feels like I’m just kissing the ring here, but nobody serves up the subtleties of being in and around the Jazz locker room and organization better than Spencer. Always entertaining, always a pro, and always spot on in analysis (hey… one of these days I’ll need a raise). His timely observations are always appreciated.
6: @JazzmanJoey - If I mention Deron Williams in this intro, can we consider this tweet Jazz related enough to warrant a power spot? Oh, yes.
Brooklyn-pride is sort of insufferable.
— JTP (@JazzmanJoey) November 27, 2012
5: @AllThatAmar - Pretty sure that Amar spends half of his life in Twitter Jail, but when he’s out roaming the digital badlands, he delivers some gems. He’s a volume tweeter to be sure and he takes a lot of shots, but when he’s on, he’s on.
Jeremy Evans wishes he was drawing, right now.
— Amar (@AllThatAmar) November 29, 2012
4: @LostTacoVendor – Full of snark, vinegar, and generally reporting from a strip club, the Vendor knows his audience. He hates all of you, and you love him back for it. Short on patience but long on his vitriol for front office bureaucracy & players who mail it in.
I liked what I saw from all our players tonight except for Millsap and Hayward who were both brutally awful. Big Al was and is amazing. — LostTacoVendor (@LostTacoVendor) November 27, 2012
3: @Neildos - Because I can’t get enough second-hand Jerry Sloan folklore. Ever.
My friend sat in front of Sloan at ESA a week ago, asked if Lakers called. Sloan said no. & that he wouldn’t have taken the call if they did — they call me neildos (@Neildos) November 27, 2012
2: @DJJazzyJody - The Deseret News Jazz Beat Writer is always a darling of Jazz tweeters, and rightfully so. Not afraid to take a stand on fan-issues (booing cheerleaders?), he just gets twitter, how fans want to consume it, and what they want to hear from their locker-room reporters. Jody always delivers the news respectfully, but doesn’t take himself too seriously. It’s a good mix.
Jazz should’ve signed Kyrylo Fesenko to a one-day contract just to get into Kosta Koufos’ head. #DENatUTA
— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) November 27, 2012
— Jake Jeppsen (@CowhideGlobe) November 27, 2012
So that’s it for this week’s Twitter Power Rankings! What did you think? What did I miss? Who should I be following that I’m currently missing? Tweet me, DM me, hit me up… I’ll see you next week.