Politicos tweet weekend sports events

Some of the biggest tweeters in politics took to their feeds over the weekend in support of their favorite teams.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was keeping an eye on the 76th Heisman Trophy ceremony which saw Cam Newton, a junior quarterback from Gibbs's beloved Auburn, win in a landslide vote: 

Watching Heisman trophy presentation...25 years ago the name called was...Auburn's Bo Jackson...

If there was a better athlete than Bo Jackson in past 50 years, I don't know his or her name...discuss...


Jim Brown, Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan and @lancearmstrong  are all great answers...

And the 2010 Heisman Trophy goes to...Auburn's Cam Newton #WDE

Gibbs also linked to a New York Times piece about the storied Army-Navy football rivalry.

That game took place on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Former Naval officer John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted "#GONAVY beat Army!" and "#Army can be very proud of their performance today, it was a great game! Congrats to the Mids!" following Navy's 31-17 triumph.

Meanwhile, McCain's fellow senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) was watching both the Mizzou basketball game and Northwest Missouri State play Minnesota-Duluth, which ended in a 17-3 loss for the Bearcats.

"NW MO Bears in Div ll nat'l semi finals. We lead 6-3 at half vs Duluth. go Bears!" she tweeted, quickly adding "My mistake, meant Bearcats! sorry Maryville! and ...Touchdown!!!13-6!" 

Tweeting later with a constituent, McCaskill explained that her slip was the result of a "brain freeze."

"Honestly,knew NW Mo was doing well this yr,someone tweetd about game,started watchng&then did brain freeze on name when I tweeted," she said

Finally, on Sunday, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) was on his feed quoting Shakespeare in support of the Detroit Lions, who beat the Green Bay Packers 7-3:

Once more into the breach: Go Lions! #DetroitLions

Lions 7 - Packers 3. Go Lions! #DetroitLions

Thanks for (some) of your Detroit Lions tweets. I'd have returned (some of) them, if not for a bout of victory induced catatonia. Go Lions!

Follow the four accounts at @PressSec, @SenJohnMcCain, @clairecmc and @ThadMcCotter.  

—This post was updated at 11:55 a.m.