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Frosted Flakes: Online Entertainment, Baseball, & Apple Pie

When the days get longer, we get weirder

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There is something about a person who can utilize social media without seeming to try. They can just put their thoughts down and nine out of ten times it’s golden. Not many can do it. I know I can’t. I try and while I do believe my content has improved I still haven’t reached the levels that some have in the twitterverse.

There is one account run by a guy who seems to be able to send great content out on a regular basis. No matter what it is, he seems to make it awesome.

No, I’m not talking about our Commander in Chief. Though, for some reason he does have an uncanny ability to garner a lot of attention when he tweets.

I’m talking about Washington States very own Mike Leach. The head coach of the Cougar football team can not only give an insightful and entertaining interview, but he can also crank out quality social media fodder as well. It’s also the off season so he has the time to put into some quality material that could go viral or start his followers down a hole that he will perpetuate.

Most coaches keep their accounts safe. They most likely follow what their athletic departments social media team wants them to do. They keep it safe and sound and with little to no problems. I am sure many of them do not care about their social media presence or do not want to be bothered with it.

But not Coach Leach. No, he will not follow guidelines or shy away from some fun on social media. They’re also not all about sports or football. For example, it seems that the coach got stuck on the travel channel on night and was inspired by what he saw. That or he’s looking for possible vacation spots.

At one point earlier this spring he did go on vacation and Mike found himself in Taiwan. What he found there he had to share with the world. This time, he gave us pics and his analysis on the gooey internet gold.

The man is clearly inspired by the meat shaped stone. I mean, how could you not be? Maybe, just maybe he saw in it what Washington State will need to do to win the Pac-12 this fall. Or, maybe he’s just hungry. Did that picture inspire what he picked out from the Night Market in Taipei? Only time will tell. And when it does, his fans online will be waiting.

Here he has fun with a former colleague and probably friend from down south. Another coach who I am sure would have had a stellar twitter account if he was only a couple decades younger.

The man’s twitter account is stellar.

He also tweets out whatever article or video he finds interesting (HE’S JUST LIKE ONE OF US!).

Here’s is my most recent tweet that he retweeted. In this video he talks about the monkeys he saw while on his trip to Asia. Again, he does a great interview. His twitter timeline was blown up with monkey references after this went out. Can you see Nike Saban or Urban Meyer doing this?

The guys a national treasure and I hope he coaches college football for years to come. It will lead to more entertainment on the field and online. Again, follow him if you can. If anything, he should bring you joy during the off season.

Anyway, on to flakes...


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