ESPN on Twitter.

I had some free time the other day so I slapped together a bot that polls ESPN’s primary RSS feed and sends updates over to Twitter. You can check it out at It’s not without it’s hiccups and please note that it is completely unofficial. I don’t work for ESPN and I didn’t ask their permission so this is 100% beta and i’ll probably end up turning it over to them eventually anyway. I can’t imagine they’d not want to support this themselves at some point in the not too distant future.

I was surprised at how easy it was to do this. I decided to use ruby and it proved up to the task. I was very surprised at how easy it was to learn ruby. I’d never coded anything in ruby before, and haven’t done nearly as much coding lately as I have in the past so this was a fun exercise. 28 lines of code and a single database table and voila!

If you want to receive my personal updates, you can access them too.

Update: It’s starting to get noticed and people are starting to follow the updates.