How far-reaching is the NCAA Tournament? Check out these tweets from famous people in other walks of life — actors, musicians, mostly athletes — who have nothing to do with this year’s tournament but are just fans of a particular school, a player, or college hoops in general. We like that John Legend is diggin’ Ohio State. Not surprising, since he attended Penn but was born in Ohio. But given Evan Turner’s versatility, we wonder if a duet with Legend could be in the works. Anyway, other than one spot where we xxx’d out an innocent person’s Twitter ID, every tweet here is presented exactly as it was found on each user’s account, and none of them are re-tweets. We think it’s pretty cool — you never know who’s watching.
Dara Torres (American Olympic swimmer, gold medalist x 4) — U guys watchn college hoops?? Kinda dig when there’s upsets…except not when it happens to the Gators!! Hehe!
Joel McHale (ex-Washington, and star of NBC’s Community and E!’s The Soup) — Holy crap. Way to go Northern Iowa.
Pete Yorn (musician) — Wow! Kansas. [Ed. note — posted moments after KU’s loss to UNI]
Conan O’Brien — Hey sports fans, here’s my NCAA pick: bet it all on the Savannah College of Art & Design. Go Fighting Acrylics!
John Legend (musician) — Great day today. Ohio St going to the Sweet 16. I had a great show in Miami Gardens. And the health care bill passed. Happy Sunday
Elizabeth Banks — No, dummies. I didn’t go to Cornell. I went to Penn (*cough* better school). But def pulling for the Ivy League team. Big Cornell win!