Football has been the number one sport in America for a few decades now, and only continues to get more and more popular as time goes on.

Capturing the attention of millions of fans in the United States, and millions more around the world, your average NFL football game – regular-season game – was watched by just south of 20 million people in 2017, with 111.3 million people watching the Super Bowl that same year.

All 32 football franchises have dedicated and diehard fans, and all teams are beloved by certain subset of the NFL fan community. But some NFL football teams stand head and shoulders above the rest of the pack when it comes to using social media, and Instagram in particular.

Here they are!


The Dallas Cowboys

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the most valuable sports team on the planet – in any league and any sport – would have one of the best Instagram accounts in the game today.

Jerry Jones purchased the team for $140 million in 1989, but today the Cowboys are worth $4 billion – even though they haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1996. They absolutely crush it on Instagram, though, with some of the most personality packed posts throughout the NFL.

The Pittsburgh Steelers

Another of the most beloved football team in the league today, and certainly one of the most winningest teams throughout history, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won six super Bowls throughout their history – one more ahead of anyone else.

Young, fun, and led by an incredibly successful and personable coach, the Pittsburgh Steelers kill it on Instagram during the season, but especially knock it out of the park in the off-season.

The New York Giants

The New York Giants do quite well on Instagram (and social media in general).

Led by two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning as well as one of the league’s best young superstars in Odell Beckham Junior, this is a fun team to follow on the field but an even more fun team to follow on social media, too.

The New England Patriots

They have won five super Bowls in the last 18 years while going to eight in that same block of time – this team is led by coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, two of the best to ever do it.

The New England Patriots have one of the best social media accounts in football, too.


A great sport to follow on Instagram

Many football teams use Instagram as well as other social media platforms. This is a must for the bigger teams especially and they really make the most out of using the platforms as well by doing regular updates as well as new and interesting things such as competitions.

It goes without saying that a lot of teams around have got thousands (sometimes even millions) of free IG followers with ease just because they are so popular and famous already in real life.


Sports, Twitter

Here’s how sports benefit most from Twitter

Twitter (and social media in general) as completely and totally transformed most every aspect of our day to day life, especially in ways that none of us could have ever really imagined possible just a few short years ago.

Providing us with instant information and the ability to communicate with nearly anyone and everyone on the planet at any point in time, Twitter is easily the most democratic communication tool ever produced. It’s helped to bring all corners of our world together, foster a closer sense of community with citizens of other nations, and given everyone a voice – even if sometimes we would all be better off without sharing their opinions.


Sports has been transformed by Twitter as well.

Part global sports bar where everyone has an opportunity to talk about the “big game” – EVERY big game, whether or not it actually is all that big – and at the same time part mouthpiece for athletes, the league, sponsors, and so much more, Twitter is where most people are now getting up-to-the-minute information about their favorite teams, about their favorite athletes, and about their favorite sports while weighing in at the same time.


Twitter is very much part of the fabric of sport these days

Tablet with Twitter Icon and Sports StadiumBreaking news about our favorite athletes, about our favorite teams, and about our favorite sports almost inevitably hits Twitter before it hits anywhere else. People are more plugged in today than they ever used to be in the past, and thanks to that little blue checkmark that “Verifies” someone on Twitter we have the ability to determine whether or not the new we are receiving in real time is credible or not.

On top of that, highlights from the big games around the world are shared almost immediately after they happen on Twitter, and fans from all teams can get in on the action of discussing these games and matches with one another. Rivalries pop up, friendly competitions are established, and the quality of banter that happens on Twitter is second to none – even if things can get a little bit ugly sometimes.


Teams, athletes, and organizations use Twitter as well

As much as sports fans and sports journalists utilize Twitter, teams, athletes, and organizations are also taking full advantage of everything that this technology has to offer. It’s also been talked about that some players and celebrities have bought twitter followers from website like This is a strange topic but we wanted to cover this aspect of social media as well.

It is clear to see that Twitter has changed the way that teams, leagues, organizations, and athletes themselves interact with fans (for good and for bad). It’s made it a lot easier for everyone to communicate with their favorite athletes and for them to communicate back, and while most of these conversations are incredibly constructive – and conversations that never would have been possible before – they sometimes can derail and get pretty silly or downright ugly.

At the end of the day, the impact that Twitter has had on sports in general cannot be underestimated. It is, and likely will remain, a big part of sports from here on out!

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