It’s difficult to find athletes on Twitter whose true personalities shine through. Let’s face it: most are pretty blah. They tweet about a good workout, or “Just landed in <name a city>, Game Day!” (I’m looking at you @JayCutler6). Some use Twitter to promote their charity work. Many just RT whenever their fans ask for it, annoying the hell out of all their other followers (ahem, Kerry Wood).
Then there’s Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, aka @mPinoe. A firecracker both on the field and off, Megan’s Twitter account is a mine full of golden nuggets that will regularly crack your ass up.
Nor is she afraid to blast the Pope – who she’s on a nickname basis with – when it comes to his position on gay marriage:
Next time make sure you address that to @PopeBenedictXIV, Pinoe.
Megan spent this past week down at SXSW getting her @nikefuel on, but her gems of the week were’t about the techie hipster scene in Austin, nor about controversial goals or politics or workouts. They were about her special relationship with fellow teammate Sydney Leroux’s dog, Boss: