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In the Loop: November 17, 2009 Archive

Visanthe Shiancoe: the Twittering Viking

Posted at 10:58 AM on November 17, 2009 by Sanden Totten (0 Comments)

Like everyone in Minnesota, we at In The Loop were surprised the day that Brett Favre became a Viking. Of course we wanted to talk to him about donning the purple jersey and playing for the team that was once his greatest rival. It's a story so epic you could imagine it as a segment on This American Life, the theme could perhaps be "turn coats" or something like that.

Visanthe's Twitter background. Clearly this guy is awesome.
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After politely asking for an interview with number 4 we were informed that there's no way we'd get it. So we started thinking of other Vikings we'd love to interview. And it was kind of a stroke of luck, since instead we found Visanthe Shiancoe, number 81, tight end and social media super-star. Since our show also makes much use of the social webs we figured we'd have a lot to talk about with this guy. To top it off, the NFL has been having a host of problems with players using social media in inappropriate ways, even causing one player to lose his job.


So we called up Visanthe and had a fun conversation about Twitter, interacting with the fans and his new pet cow named Li'l Moo Moo. Check it out.

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