How to Get Athletes to Tweet You

A good majority of Americans have some sort of social media account such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is mainly for keeping up with your family and friends, while Twitter is for seeing what famous people are doing.

I see it all the time, an average joe will send a tweet to someone famous, like a professional athlete. About 99% of the time, they don’t reply. Why don’t they reply? Well, if you just send a tweet that doesn’t get their full attention, they just won’t.

Sending a tweet that says something like “I’m a big fan, can I get a RT?” hardly ever works. But, if you send a picture of a jar of mayonnaise to an athlete and add some weird text to it, it’ll confuse them and will leave them wanting to figure out why you tweeted that to them.

As of now, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m smoking and what the heck I’m talking about, but you’re about to find out.

Today I was at the Whole Foods Market with my buddy, he was telling me that he tweets Tony Cingrani, a Reds pitcher, quite often and never gets him to retweet or reply. I told him I bet I could I could get a reply. So I took a picture of a mayonnaise jar and said:

He replied with:

@CoopLed honestly the weirdest thing I’ve heard in awhile. Why did mayo make you think of me? I dont know if I’m prepared for this answer…

— Tony Cingrani (@Grani_13) March 30, 2014


I had to answer the question, so I did:


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