SBD/December 22, 2011/2011 Year in Review
In 140 Characters Or Less: Notable Tweets Of The Year
Published December 22, 2011
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."