Twindex sparks 'showdown,' needs your aid

You need look no further than 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis for evidence that the NFL Twindex is sweeping the nation.

I was a guest this morning on "The Grady and Big Joe Show," and Colts punter and Twitterer extraordinaire Pat McAfee sat in for Big Joe. The vast majority of my segment consisted of McAfee bemoaning his status in the initial Twindex last week, when he garnered just an honorable mention.

He took a shot at the original No. 1, San Diego’s Shaun Phillips, while praising the runner-up, Aaron Rodgers. But his biggest complaint was over No. 8 Jay Feely, the Arizona kicker. McAfee called Feely “boring.”

Of course this got back to Feely -- "the wonder of twitter," he tweeted when I asked how. He was quite non-boring in a three-tweet response. Tone’s always tough in type -- I read this as in completely good humor:


Jay Feely (jayfeely) on Twitter via kwout

That left McAfee doing something my 19-month-old son likes to do -- backing up while making beeping noises:


Pat McAfee (patmcafeeshow) on Twitter via kwout

Yeah, not strengthening the Twindex bid there, Pat.

McAfee was an excellent radio stand in. But he’s on Twitter notice for the next seven days. (And you think a jailbreak on a punt creates stress.)

I’m planning the second edition of the Twindex next Friday.

All of this was a long way of getting to this point: My player list is up to 463. (No, not all verified. If a guy is an unverified contender and I plan to touch on him here, then I'll make a positive ID.) That’s a lot of people to track.

So if you see a great tweet or string of tweets from a player you follow, I urge you to call my attention to it. Aim it to me at @ESPN_AFCSouth or @Paul Kuharsky.

And thanks in advance for contributing.