Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kevin Haskin: Snyder Brings Welcome Level of Dignity to Twitter

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kevin Haskin: Snyder Brings Welcome Level of Dignity to Twitter

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Musings at the mid-week:

- Doubt that Bill Snyder is going to light up Twitter with witty banter.

- Nor divulge any sensitive information regarding his Kansas State football team.

- Then again, maybe he will tweet the identity of his starting quarterback hours before the season kicks off Sept. 2 at Stanford.

- Good to see Snyder activate an account. He will provide a level of dignity to that social media platform.

- Did so, in fact, with his first tweet.

- Most anyone who regularly follows sports on Twitter got a look Tuesday at the downside.

- Two women sports writers were read hateful tweets they previously received while filming a public service announcement.

- Sarah Spain of ESPN and Julie DiCaro of The Cauldron have been victims of online harassment, which came to light when men struggled to read them the vile tweets they received.

- I hope the PSA has a positive impact.

- We can always hope, can't we?

- K-State's three-hour spring game did nothing to unravel the three-horse race at quarterback, though Jesse Ertz remains my pick.

- Good, however, to see Joe Hubener fire passes with accuracy, and confidence.

- As for horses, the Kentucky Derby is coming up on May 7.

- I read that 90 percent of the women in attendance will wear hats.

- Also, 127,000 mint juleps will be ordered at Churchill Downs, requiring roughly 1,000 pounds of fresh mint.

- No, that does not help with handicapping the 142nd Run for the Roses. For that, you're on your own.

- Cody Whitehair was named Male Athlete of the Year at the Powercat Choice Awards honoring contributors to all K-State sports.

- By awarding an offensive lineman in football, potential was factored.

- After all, how many of us can adequately assess offensive linemen?

- Whitehair happens to be one of the highest projected blockers K-State has ever pointed toward the NFL Draft. …

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