Saints Twitter account nominated for ‘Shorty Award’

For the third straight year, the Saints are a finalist for best sports team Twitter account in the Shorty Awards by the Real-Time Academy of Short-Form Arts and Sciences.

The six Shorty Award finalists announced Tuesday include the Saints, who won the Shorty Award in 2011 and were a finalist again last year.

The other finalists are the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, New Jersey Devils, Sheffield Wednesday and Chennai Super Kings.

The Saints received the Shorty Vox Populi award in the sports team category, a special distinction for the peoples choice as they earned the most fan nominations among the six finalists.

The Real-Time Academy will select the Shorty Award winners for each category with the announcement scheduled for April 8 in the TimesCenter in New York City.