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July 21, 2014

"Riverboat" Ron Rivera joins Twitter

Just as Ron Rivera was slow to embrace his "Riverboat Ron" nickname, it took the Carolina Panthers' coach some time to come around to Twitter.

But Rivera jumped into the Twitter world over the weekend as @RiverboatRonHC.

We're told the account is Rivera's, and should be verified soon.

Rivera joins his wife, Stephanie (@CoachRiv2), who is active on Twitter. Stephanie Rivera tweeted pictures from the couple's European vacation this month.

It will be interesting to see how often Rivera uses his Twitter account, and what the tone of his posts are. Sean Payton and Pete Carroll are among the NFL coaches who tweet regularly.

Rivera's first two tweets were links to ESPN's piece on Cam Newton's day with Make-A-Wish child George Gring during OTAs.

Rivera's Riverboat is filling up fast on Twitter. He went from 70 followers to more than 2,300 in about an hour Monday morning.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on July 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM | Permalink


Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Jul 21, 2014 1:46:25 PM

This is about as exciting at a "professional" lacrosse game. LOL.

Posted by: John | Jul 21, 2014 2:51:41 PM

John you are a dick, he joined twitter to share something cool

Posted by: Jarrod | Jul 22, 2014 7:24:54 AM

I was referring to the story. Always exciting when someone joins twitter. Like watching a minor league baseball game or "professional" lacrosse. But now that you mention it, can't wait to see something cool.

Posted by: John | Jul 22, 2014 7:40:13 AM

Hey guys no need to get mad at each other. Cammy Cam juice will be out soon. I guarantee everyone will have a big smile on their faces like me afterwards!

Posted by: Cameron Newton | Jul 22, 2014 8:53:22 AM

Go Panthers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jarrod | Jul 22, 2014 4:04:02 PM

Thank you Jarrod. Keep pounding!! You will get a BOGO coupon on the Cammy Cam juice.

Posted by: Cameron Newton | Jul 23, 2014 9:02:00 AM

Mr Newton, how can I get a buy one get one free coupon for the Cammy Cam Juice?

Posted by: John Downing | Jul 23, 2014 4:04:36 PM

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