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As It Happened: Twitter Responds To Sports Business Awards

While the Sports Business Awards were presented last night in N.Y., reactions rolled in on Twitter. The following is a sampling of Twitter activity in response to the awards.’s Jon Heyman: “MLB wins for best sports league, 2011. if there was an award for a day, final day of regular season woulda won.”

Finlandia University AD Chris Salani: “Great accomplishment and leadership by MSU AD Mark Hollis! Sparties are proud everywhere. SBJ's AD of the year.”

ESPN VP/Communications Mike Soltys: “WatchESPN app was the buzz of the cable show and was just honored at #sbjsba as best technology.”

ESPN VP/PR Josh Krulewitz: “Damon phillips accepts award for watch espn 'on behalf of 6500 employees around the world.' Thank u damon #sbjsba.”

WMG CEO Casey Wasserman: “Thanks @SBJSBD for the recognition tonight! Great event, and proud to be a part of the industry.”

Official SBJ/SBD Twitter feed: “Casey Wasserman accepts, says he's now 1-for-1 in his table's winner pool.”

SI and CBSSports’ Seth Davis on the '12 PGA Tour Humana Challenge winning event of the year: “Beat out the Carrier Classic. Smh”

SBJ’s Don Muret: “I was pulling for Carrier Classic. Maybe next year.”

National Post’s Dennis Tarwood: “Dwight demanded it. RT @dkaplanSBJ: Amway center wins sports facility of the year award #sbjsba”

ESPN Senior VP/Corporate Communications Chris LaPlaca: “@FOXSportsLouD knows how to play. RT @jksports: Congrats to fox sports for best tv award and for the seats right next to stage #sbjsba”

Holter Media’s Pete Holtermann: “Kind of surprised no social award category at #sbjsba Business of sports certainly impacted by social outbreak.”

GMR Marketing’s Jonathan Norman: “Incredible conversation and action on the #SBJSBA hashtag during this year's ceremony! @SBJSBD’s increased interaction is paying off!"