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.
IEG Senior VP/Editorial Dir Jim Andrews: "Let's get this straight #LanceArmstrong is no longer a mktg. story. He has NO #sponsorship future. Confession is about vendetta vs. UCI, etc."
Heat F LeBron James: "So the Kings getting sold for 525M!! And the owners ain't making no money huh? What the hell we have a lookout for. Get the hell out of here."
Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont: "Pope resigns, Vatican struck by lightning. Imagine what happens when Sox announce a new Fenway."
49ers CEO Jed York: “Seriously? Power is out at my house. This is getting a tad ridiculous....”
Fox Sports Radio’s Ben Maller: “Better GM spring spring training injury? Brewers Doug Melvin stung by scorpion, tops Yanks Brian Cashman breaking ankle during skydive!”
The Harvard Lampoon's Twitter feed: "America, we are sorry for messing up your brackets and also your financial system and everything else."
Campus Insider's Bonnie Bernstein: "Glad 49ers went w Levi for stadium naming rights. Otherwise, I'd fear Favre rumors: 'I'm comfortable in Wrangler... Stadium.'"
Goodwin Sports’ Nate Jones: "The Sacramento/Seattle situation is interesting given the insane valuation the league will turn down in order to keep the team in Sacramento."
Former MLS player Taylor Twellman: "Was critical of some situations with Beckham in @MLS but fact is the league was jump started when he arrived and left with 2 @MLS cups."
NFL player agent Jack Bechta: "I'm not worried about JayZ stealing my clients. However, if Kid Rock starts an agency Im screwed. Pat Angerer be the first guy out the door."
Orlando Sentinel's George Diaz: "If Edward Snowden really wants to disappear why doesn't he go to a Miami Marlins home game?"
The official ESPN Twitter feed: "Hey @SanJoseSharks, thoughts on changing your name to the San Jose #Sharknados?"
A response from the official Sharks Twitter feed: "Hey @espn, thoughts on showing more hockey highlights?"
Awful Announcing's Ken Fang: "Olbermann says he watched a Yankees game sitting next to Ari Fleischer. Said who would have thought that would happen?"
Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay: "Topic of money and college football is worthy of a debate. Let's have the debate in the whirlpool of Oregon's new $68 million locker room."
Grantland's Bill Simmons: "Settle down. RT @FOXSportsLive: You officially have ONE WEEK to enjoy whatever else might be on television. We're coming."
A response from the official Twitter feed of FS1's "Fox Sports Live:" "Thanks for the welcome to twitter, @BillSimmons! We're looking forward to the @30for30 about how@FOXSports1 changed the game."
Newark Star-Ledger’s Steve Politi: “Good morning. You are waking up to a world in which the Devils are worth significantly more than the Washington Post.”
ESPN's Buster Olney: "It's always a bad idea for players/media to criticize fans for not going to games. It's the fans' money;they can spend it the way they want. ... should an owner/cook of a struggling restaurant criticize would-be customers--or adjust product/placement?"
The Jaguars' official account: "Stay classy, Denver. RT @DenverBroncos: The #Broncos' 51 points in yesterday's win are as many points as the Jaguars have scored all season."
NFL Network's Albert Breer: "Wait, so Atlanta opened the Georgia Dome in 1992 and Turner Field in '97, and they're BOTH being replaced? Camden Yards was '93, right?”
Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski: "All along, Herb Kohl's been committed to keeping Bucks in Milwaukee. He could've cashed out and let someone else move them. He won't do it."