Among its many talents, the Super Bowl is especially awesome at three things:
1. Providing us with a year's worth of funny animal/hot chick/dumb dude commercials.
2. Making 6-foot-4, 235-pound grown men cry during the national anthem.
3. Generating a nearly suffocating amount of online football-related clutter, masquerading as information.
And since there's not much we can do about No. 1 and we're pretty cool with No. 2, let's focus on item No. 3.
As our computers, tablets and phones burst with every piece of minutiae this week related to the Super Bowl, we figured it'd be useful to streamline your sources. There are a handful of excellent Twitter (and Instagram) accounts out there that we'll gladly follow at the expense of pretty much all the other Super Bowl loaded accounts.
From the guys actually playing in the game and experiencing the awesome spectacle of Super Week firsthand, to the folks paid to write about it, here are the best people to follow for all your gloriously gluttonous Super Bowl sights, sounds and scoops.
San Francisco 49ers
Vernon Davis, tight end (Also on Instagram and video share site Mobli)
— Vernon Davis (@VernonDavis85) January 29, 2013
Colin Kaepernick, quarterback (Also on Instagram)
I ain't ever seen a plane seat like this! instagr.am/p/VACrQnNBAC/
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 27, 2013
Joe Staley, offensive tackle (Also on Instagram)
Back of the bus gang ready to head to New Orleans instagr.am/p/U__TsuoQcd/
— Joe Staley (@jstaley74) January 27, 2013
Perrish Cox, defensive back (Also on Instagram)
— Perrish Cox (@pcox16) January 27, 2013
Patrick Willis, linebacker (Also on Instagram)
headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl week. What a blessing n opportunity to bring back Lombardichampionshi instagr.am/p/U_8gVewN-6/
— Patrick willis (@PatrickWillis52) January 27, 2013
Torrey Smith, wide receiver (Also on Instagram)
We made it....now time for Jacoby's Momma's Gumbo!!
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) January 28, 2013
Anquan Boldin, wide receiver (yes, that's him on the side of the Superdome)
Dream Big. twitter.com/AnquanBoldin/s…
— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) January 29, 2013
Justin Tucker, kicker (Also on Instagram)
Cool sign from one of our lil fans at the facility - Thanks for the support! instagr.am/p/Uy7gMfSaT9/
— Justin Tucker (@jtuck9) January 22, 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo, linebacker (Also on Instagram)
— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) January 28, 2013
Terrell Suggs, linebacker
Just Clownin around on Media Day. twitter.com/untouchablejay…
— terrell suggs (@untouchablejay4) January 29, 2013
49ers and Ravens reporters
Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) January 29, 2013
Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle
Jim and John Harbaugh spoke on phone last night, mostly about logistics. One topic: Getting a hotel room for mom and dad. #SB47
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) January 29, 2013
Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun
Ray Lewis said he may have been catfished once or twice.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) January 29, 2013
Brett Hollander, WBAL
— Brett Hollander (@BrettHollander) January 28, 2013
Follow Jonathan Anker on Twitter @JonFromHLN