SBD/December 22, 2011/2011 Year in Review

In 140 Characters Or Less: Notable Tweets Of The Year

With an increasing number of sports execs, athletes and journalists taking to social media to express their thoughts, THE DAILY recalls some tweets from the past year that had us talking.

SI's Richard Deitsch: "I just checked, and yes, Washington said, 'This is for all the Tostitos' right before he crossed the Delaware."

NPR’s Mike Pesca: “If a player's twit feed were half as out there as colt's owner @JimIrsay, the NFL would reign him in...or invite him to buy the Jaguars.”

Lakers Exec VP/Business Operations Jeanie Buss: “In NYC and missing my boytoy Phil! Hahaha (thanks Mark for his new nickname).”

Author Clay Travis: “I love that the 12 man Yahoo Sports department is more effective at uncovering major violations than the entire NCAA.”

Saints QB Drew Brees: “Don't let the NFL influence you with manipulation and false information. Don't drink the kool aid!”

CBS announcer Greg Anthony: “In Atlanta getting ready for the first 4 on Tru TV tonight 6:30pm est. Start looking for Tru on ur cable or satelite provider now! LOL.”

ESPN L.A.’s Arash Markazi: “I'm just going to treat the ‘First Four’ like Rocky V. It never happened as far as I'm concerned.”

Patriots CB Leigh Bodden: “Who gave Goodell my email address??”

MLB Giants P Brian Wilson: "'McIlroy' is Irish for 'Masters.' Which also translates into 'You're Welcome.' Non-fiction."

NHL Kings Dir of Digital Media Dewayne Hankins: “Who is Payton Hillis? And why is he being considered to be on the cover of Madden? Please help.”

HolterMedia President Pete Holtermann: “CBS losing Gus Johnson for March Madness is like taking Luther Vandross off ‘One Shining Moment.’ Just can't be done. Oh wait…"

LRMR CEO Maverick Carter: “Is it me or does it feel like everyone in the boxing biz is conspiring to keep building the hype and anticipation of Pac Man vs Floyd?”

Colts Owner Jim Irsay: “Jeff Saturday and I could get this thing done,on cocktail napkins,over a long lunch at Rick's Boatyard..it's not that hard!”

RLR Associates Managing Dir of Sports Media Andrew Fine: “I've never seen this much anticipation for a story as I have with the Tressel story. Everybody I know is waiting on it. Homerun for SI.”

Magic Senior VP Pat Williams: “Shaq retires: Top 5 C of all-time, great marketer, very colorful character; gave the league an enormous lift, never played for an empty seat.”

AP’s Stephen Wilson: “Still odd to see an NBC delegation without Ebersol.”

CNBC’s Darren Rovell: “Wonder if Dan Gilbert has asked the NBA if he can host a Game 6 Watch Party at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.”

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban: “This will sound weird. Im laying in bed. with the trophy next me.”

Miami Herald’s Greg Cote: “Macy's ad in today's Miami Herald congratulates Heat for 2011 championship. Next: Macy's congratulates Rep. Anthony Weiner on reelection.”

Golfer Christina Kim: “I feel like Chris Berman should be reading bedtime stories and nowhere near a microphone, television or golf course.”

Marlins OF Logan Morrison: “McKeon asked me what I had going on tonite. Told him I was going home 2 play w/ Twitter. He replied ‘oh, what kind of dog is it?’”

N.Y. Times’ Judy Battista: “Dear NBC: I realize the Today Show is a gold mine, but you could skip the final hour to show Wimbledon live. If not, don't buy the rights.”

Newsweek Managing Editor Tom Weber: “Uh, Mr. President? Mr. Speaker? You know night of Sept. 8 is the NFL season opener, right? Ah. Didn't think so.”

Goodwin Sports Management’s Nate Jones: “Nike is killing the College Football uniform and uniform accessory game. Wait until they get their hands on the NFL next season!”

ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons: “What a cover by the Lions!!!!!! Screw the NBA, we can always gamble on football. Don't let the door hit you in the ass, NBA.”

F1 driver Lewis Hamilton: "This is an extremely sad day. … Dan was a racer I’d followed throughout my career, as I often followed in his footsteps as we climbed the motorsport ladder in the UK."

ESPN's Michael Wilbon: "The images and words and pictures coming out of State College tonight, especially the ugly mob mentality, underscore what a crisis this is."
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