Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh announced via Twitter and TwitVid that he is setting out to lead the world's largest tweetup this weekend, to break the current Guinness World Record.
Suh calls upon fans to join him Saturday at 10:30 AM, before the Nebraska (his Alma mater) Spring game.
"Let's crush that Guinness World record," he tells his followers.
Who holds the current record? None other than well-known (at least in social media marketing crowds) Ford social media guy Scott Monty. According to the Guinness World Records site, "The most attendees at a 'Tweetup' is 1,149 and was achieved by Ford Motor Company (USA) in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 1 December 2009."
WebProNews has interviewed Monty a couple times about Ford's social media success:
It's even more interesting considering that the Lions are owned by William Clay Ford, grandson of Henry Ford and son of Edsel Ford. I would almost wonder if Monty wasn't somehow involved with this, if it wasn't more about Nebraska than the Lions.
Tip of the hat to the Detroit Free Press.
Full disclosure: I'm a huge fan of Suh's and a loyal fan of the Detroit Lions.