Over the last few years, Twitter has become the place to be on social media for Auburn fans. Between bombarding opponent's Twitter accounts after an Auburn win, holding "meme workshops" for fans wanting to get in on the action and doing anything to push the Auburn agenda, Twitter is a spot where Auburn fans are very active.
The readers of The Auburn Plainsman have decided on one account as the best: @WarDamnStool.
The Barstool Sports-affiliated account is one of the biggest Auburn accounts on Twitter with 30,800 followers and over 6,000 tweets since the account was created in 2014. The brand also has 56,200 followers on Instagram.
The account grew in popularity and interactions during Auburn's historic basketball season. Auburn rose to as high as No. 1 in the AP poll, and Auburn fans embraced the team's success on Twitter, with Auburn Barstool among the accounts leading the way.
Over the course of the season, Auburn Barstool formed an alliance with another Barstool account from Murray State. Following a 71-58 win over the Racers, Auburn fans did their usual thing — flooding the reply section of the Murray State basketball Twitter account with memes.
But this time the opponent deleted the tweet including the final score which prompted Auburn fans to reply to every other final score tweet for the next month even though they had nothing to do with Auburn.
After about a month, however, Alabama native and Murray State point guard Tevin Brown took it upon himself to post the final score on his own Twitter account. Brown's actions turned an unexpected rivalry into an equally unexpected companionship.
Though basketball has been the most popular sport for Auburn Barstool on Twitter, the account has made sure to show love for other sports as well. Between Auburn's red-hot softball team and the Auburn gymnastics squad led by Suni Lee, the Auburn fanbase has shown support for all sports.
Accounts like Auburn Barstool and other prominent Auburn accounts allow and encourage extraordinary events like the student campout for the Auburn vs. Kentucky basketball game to happen.
On Twitter, another level of excitement and motivation is added to a fanbase that already gives it all for each and every event. Auburn students and fans look for some sort of leader in their fandom, and, based on the Plainsman's Choice response, they have decided to follow Auburn Barstool as that leader.
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Jacob is a sophomore from Leeds, Alabama. This is his second year with The Auburn Plainsman.