I like Twitter. I kind of love it, actually. As a member of the media, I'm obliged to love it. I love it so much I hate how much I love it. If there was some kind of odometer on my computer that measured how much time I spend on Twitter, psychologists would probably classify me as the equivalent of a rat in a Skinner box.
Les Miles is also on Twitter. But judging from the activity there — his feed has been updated seven times since the start of the season in September — but after his response this morning to a question about defensive lineman Michael Brockers' 140-character injury updates, I think it's safe to say he's not really a fan of the format. Or… is he?
Honestly, I can't tell. Is he being serious, or has college football's dumbest genius concocted an elaborate joke that he's secretly cackling about in his head? Either is plausible, really. With the Mad Hatter, you never quite know which way the gears are turning.
Oh, and about that other thing: Quarterback Jarrett Lee and other Tiger players may be at risk of being ruled academically ineligible for (presumably) the BCS Championship Game. Where did I learn that? Via Twitter. Proceed at your own risk.
Also gleaned via Twitter: Athletic director Joe Alleva is refuting the report that LSU has academically ineligible players: "No student athletes have been declared ineligible or the post-season. The current semester is not complete and finals still ahead." For Saturday's SEC Championship Game against Georgia, that should be good enough. If LSU plays in a January bowl game, though, the semester will be over, grades will be in and those players are still eligible to be, well, ineligible.
And we'll probably find out about that on Twitter, too.