First Tweets: Memorable Debuts in Ohio State Twitter

By Jason Priestas on March 21, 2014 at 10:15a

Today is Twitter's 8th birthday and to celebrate, they launched a tool that lets you find the first tweet of any user of the service. Deadspin has already pointed out the crushing sadness of the Portland Trail Blazer's first tweet, so we thought it would be fun to see what we could dig up on the Ohio State (and 11W) front.

BTN starts things off with a bang.

Ohio State assistant coach Jeff Boals was focused.

A bit dry, but not a bad first tweet for the official Ohio State account.


Yes, you are.

It has been. Particularly when you switched over to the Ewok avi.

A very Brutus first tweet.

Kyle is making guarantees right out of the gate.

Maurice Wells, ladies and gentlemen.

DJ approached Twitter like he approaches everything else in life, with skepticism.

Ohio State would go on to lose to North Carolina in the 2K Sports Classic, but not before Evan Turner dropped 23 and 11 on the Tar Heels, helping the Buckeyes to a 49-point second half and a comeback that just fell short.

Jordan Hall gets right to the point.

Hope you're happy, one person!

Now this is how you start your Twitter career.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith dips a toe into the pool.

Going to go ahead and imagine Marcus is talking about a real submarine here.

Braxton Miller, folks.

This is why we love you, Tom Herman.

Was there any chance Chris Spielman's first tweet wasn't going to be classy?

We got you, Trey.

Mike Bennett with the first of many incredible tweets.

We're picturing ADV wearing his new school clothes and backpack, ready to depart for America.

We're disappointed in your lack of #hashtags, coach.

Meanwhile, Cris Carter crushes the #hashtag game with his debut.

Robert Smith asking the hard questions.

Finally, the rainmaker.


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BucksfanXC's picture

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

+22 HS
AndyVance's picture

Holy crap - my first Tweet should make the irascible Mr. Byrnes proud:

+4 HS
BucksfanXC's picture

2008? Clubhouse leader for oldest

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

+1 HS
AndyVance's picture

I suppose I'm your stereotypical early adopter. Well, I used to be anyway.

Estrada's picture

I largely lurk around here, and pretty much never use Twitter…but I've got that beat (my boss at the time urged everyone to do this "micro-blogging" thing because it was going to be great--it wasn't, particularly way back then).

+2 HS
BucksfanXC's picture

Gonna be hard to top.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Jason Priestas's picture

So close... but you win. 

Hovenaut's picture

I guess I'm old, what is this Twitter you all speak of...


+3 HS
Crumb's picture

I feel like Grandpa Simpson

"I used to be with 'it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm 'with' isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me, and it'll happen to you, too."

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

+3 HS
jeremytwoface's picture

Apparently, I didn't know I had a Twitter handle...

I was also broadcasting my location to anyone who saw that Tweet (probably no one). 

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

+1 HS
charles's picture

Am I the only one who thinks every Kerry Coombs tweet should be in ALL CAPS?

+4 HS
doodah_man's picture


Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

charles's picture


much better

+4 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Kerry Combs planting these - he has no time for ALL CAPS


CCatanzaro's picture

I wasn't early on having a personal account:


My band, on the other hand, was forced into the game sooner:

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.


OSUStu's picture


"Why should we have to go to class if we came here to TWEET, we ain't come to FACEBOOK, MYSPACE is POINTLESS."

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

vitaminB's picture

@kateupton: I am trying to figure out how to make the background a picture of my boobs

resulted in 2 million helpful replies.

+5 HS