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.
Mendenhall, first round draft pick from Illinois, robbed at gunpoint - http://tinyurl.com/63vem4— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) May 6, 2008
Ohio State assistant coach Jeff Boals was focused.
Basketball— Jeff Boals (@JeffBoals) December 9, 2008
A bit dry, but not a bad first tweet for the official Ohio State account.
SmartMoney magazine: Ohio State is a top university for return on tuition investment. http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem2273— OhioState (@OhioState) January 11, 2009
LOOK AT US! LOOK AT US!
Which Buckeye juniors will leave early? http://is.gd/fkmG— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 11, 2009
Yes, you are.
Am I really doing this?— Vico (@ourhonordefend) January 31, 2009
It has been. Particularly when you switched over to the Ewok avi.
new and dont know what im doing. should be funny— Nick Mangold (@nickmangold) March 19, 2009
A very Brutus first tweet.
At practice working on my O-H!!— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) April 8, 2009
Kyle is making guarantees right out of the gate.
Watching the Lakers-Rockets and expecting to see a horribly officiated game. I guarantee the Rockets have twice as many fouls as LA.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) May 7, 2009
Maurice Wells, ladies and gentlemen.
my lifestyle is a wild life with style plus my brain on drugs— Mo 34 (@Reesebeezy) June 16, 2009
DJ approached Twitter like he approaches everything else in life, with skepticism.
... Is in the Twitter game. Not sure how I feel about this.— DJ Byrnes (@marion_ohio) September 3, 2009
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.
getting ready to go to war with my boys at the garden....GO BUCKS— evan turner (@thekidet) November 19, 2009
Jordan Hall gets right to the point.
new to this twitter shit..— Jordan Hall (@JordanHall_2) May 17, 2010
Hope you're happy, one person!
hey look i'm on twitter now, the one person who requested it can shut up now— Johnny (@Johnny11W) October 13, 2010
Now this is how you start your Twitter career.
im chillen but my swag on full attack— Kenny G (@lowKeyG_13) November 19, 2010
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith dips a toe into the pool.
Getting started in the tweet world— gene smith (@OSU_AD) November 23, 2010
Going to go ahead and imagine Marcus is talking about a real submarine here.
yess we have a sub time to wild out— cantstop_34 (@Jamalmarcus34) November 29, 2010
Braxton Miller, folks.
Just started my twitter page..folks— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) December 16, 2010
This is why we love you, Tom Herman.
Fired up to start spring recruiting. Can't wait to see some great players in Missouri, Houston, and Cali.— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) April 25, 2011
Was there any chance Chris Spielman's first tweet wasn't going to be classy?
Congrats Eddie George - College Football HOF #OSU— Chris Spielman (@chris_spielman) May 17, 2011
We got you, Trey.
HELP!!!— Trey Johnson (@THEtreyjohnson) June 9, 2011
Mike Bennett with the first of many incredible tweets.
Just worked out so now im about to play xbox for the next 3 hours. I missed this— Not Mike Bennett (@mike63bennett) July 26, 2011
We're picturing ADV wearing his new school clothes and backpack, ready to depart for America.
can't wait to meet my teammates and staff !!— Amedeo Della Valle (@Ame_DV_33) August 23, 2011
We're disappointed in your lack of #hashtags, coach.
Just wanted to thank all the members of the Buckeye Nation for their unbelievably warm welcome! This is an awesome place!— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) March 14, 2012
Meanwhile, Cris Carter crushes the #hashtag game with his debut.
1st tweet... I'm finally been converted. #AllHeDoesIsScoreTouchdowns— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) July 26, 2012
Robert Smith asking the hard questions.
is an escalator that only goes down named incorrectly?— robert smith (@ESPNRobertSmith) September 5, 2012
Finally, the rainmaker.
My good friend Bob Stoops talked me into this Twitter stuff - lets see how it goes. 3 more days till game time! pic.twitter.com/sDpChgAxhn— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 28, 2013