Tweets of the Last Several Weeks (6/13/2012)
Yes folks, it's the return....of Tweets of the Week! My apologies for the abscense, but, I got married June 1 so....that kind of takes priority juuuuuuust a bit! At any rate, I went back and picked out some of my favorite tweets from my Twitter absence, and I hope you enjoy! There's been quite a bit that's happened since the last edition, so let's jump right in!
The NBA Finals are finally here, and there have been a multitude of amazing tweets from the playoffs. Check out some of the best ones below, particularly the link to SBNation's rendition of Blake Griffin's NBA Jam. That was absolutely sensational.
The seemingly neverending topic of College Football realignment has been raging on the last few weeks, although we hopefully, finally may be nearing an end, now that Florida State has chilled out, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has publically said a move to the Big XII would be terrible.
The French Open has come and gone, and in a not-shocking-at-all turn of events, Rafael Nadal won his record breaking 7th French Open Title. But as @AndyHutchins pointed out, an even less surprising trend of Andy Roddick losing early continued again this year. Might be time for the other A-Rod to hang it up. Also, congrats to Maria Sharapova for
orgasming dominating her way to the Career Grand Slam, a tremendous achievement.
Extremely unfortunate for the sport of horse racing that I'll Have Another was scratched from the Belmont Stakes with an injury. That was probably the best shot at a Triple Crown winner in a long time. Although I'm sure the horse itself isn't too beat up about it, now that he'll become a full-time stud. However, @Horse_ebooks has been so confused since then that he's even started tweeting in French. Turbulant times for Mr. ebooks.
Euro 2012 has started, and by far the greatest moment of the tournament so far was the reaction from a young Ukranian fan after the team scored against Sweden. If you haven't seen it, you'll see it below...it's fantastic.
The LA Kings finally finished off the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night, in an anti-climatic game thanks to probably one of the most boneheaded boarding penalties in the history of the sport. But, the moment of the game was clearly seeing the reaction of longtime Kings fan and NBC sports anchor Al Michaels...who still uses a flip phone that looks like it's from the late 1990s. Also, #specialshoutout to @RnR_NCSU for his excellent use of creating a "The Californians" meme after the game.
In the world of television, the final two episodes of Game of Thrones were stunningly incredible, both in terms of the show itself and the snark on Twitter. I agree with @MikeDrucker that Danaerys Targaryen has the potential for a budding career in the music industry.
Staying in the realm of pop culture, legendary pornstar Jenna Jameson was apparently busted for DUI while I was on my honeymoon. I could make an entire post from the jokes on Twitter about her arrest, and some were just incredible.
That's a wrap for this edition of the IHJJR Tweets of the Week! Got a nomination? Send me (@thrillis4) a tweet/DM with the hashtag #IHJJRTweetsOfTheWeek. Hope you enjoy!
Seen 3 women reading '50 Shades' while waiting at RDU. Bunch of pervs.— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) May 22, 2012
RT @KBergCBS: One Pacer on Pittman hit on Stephenson: Metta World Peace would be "suspended for life" if he did that.— CBSSports.com (@CBSSports) May 23, 2012
First Plaxico Burress shoots himself in the leg, now he wants to be a Miami Dolphin.. When will he stop hurting himself?— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) May 23, 2012
"Series 'shits' to Boston" might actually be the most appropriate headline of this seriestwitpic.com/9oegzr— RedsArmy (@RedsArmy_John) May 23, 2012
Boom Shakalaka! Blake Griffin's dunks get the 'NBA Jam' treatment: sbn.to/LIFuj9— SB Nation (@sbnation) May 24, 2012
riiiight... Academics... --- RT @markpantoni: BIG NEWS: All OSU student athletes will be given an Ipad for academic support— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) May 23, 2012
Big year for NBA coach-killers: Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony both made All-NBA teams. Somewhere Latrell Sprewell is beaming proudly.— Bill Simmons (@sportsguy33) May 24, 2012
Bill Clinton -- SURROUNDED By Porn Stars in Monaco tmz.me/KqNkLd— TMZ (@TMZ) May 24, 2012
The most perfect photo I've seen this year. The framing alone should win it a Pulitzer: yhoo.it/MxxLkx— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 25, 2012
These Ric Flair explosions make me appreciate how Mean Gene managed to stay in character. A true master of his art: thebiglead.com/?p=185054— Sports Hernia (@TheSportsHernia) May 25, 2012
Twitter just suggested that we follow Sarah Phillips. I'm gonna pass on that one.— Grantland Live (@GrantlandLive) May 27, 2012
Is there a better Memorial Day tradition than Andy Roddick always failing in the French Open?— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) May 28, 2012
Daenerys Targaryen shouts her name more than a rapper.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) May 24, 2012
NUDITYYYYYYY *Rick James 'unity' voice* #GoT— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) May 28, 2012
Spurs win 19th straight game.. or what the Bobcats call two and a half seasons of work.— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) May 28, 2012
Nous ne saurions expliquer le refrain ou ! ou ! ou! ou! ou! ou! ou! C est aujourd hui un cri de joie.— Horse ebooks (@Horse_ebooks) May 28, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAAAND it's Darth Vader throwing out the first pitch 30fram.es/6qw— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 2, 2012
BREAKING: I'll Have Another legally changes name to I'm Good, Thanks— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) June 8, 2012
MORE LIKE TRIPLE FROWN #AMIRITE— Alonzo St. Mustache (@runthedive) June 8, 2012
BREAKING: Sources report I'll Have Another injured playing pickup basketball.— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) June 8, 2012
Uh-oh: North Carolina Football Players Took Classes That Don’t Totally Exist is.gd/Exk4Jg.— Jason McIntyre (@TheBigLead) June 9, 2012
I hope Sharapova and Vujacic rent out surrounding rooms and floors at hotels, for other guests' sake— Jameson (@the_Jameson) June 9, 2012
Someone has listed 2 tix for Celtics-Heat Game 7 for more than a hundred grand bit.ly/KrSkNX— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 9, 2012
Congrats to Bob Baffert on winning the Greg Norman Triple Crown today.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 9, 2012
"PAWWWLLLLLL, WE INVITE MISSOURI AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENS, PAWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLL!" twitpic.com/9vdaom— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) June 11, 2012
Presenting the happier soccer fan in the world: bit.ly/MnYSzl— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) June 11, 2012
Nice shot of Al Michaels feeding his Tamagotchi... #StanleyCup— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) June 12, 2012
Al Michaels is the Kings biggest fan. He has to drink from the cup on Sunday Night Football.— Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthNBC) June 12, 2012
Yearly tweet: Stanley cup post-game celebration + presentation >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>any other sport.— Logan McDonald (@ncsu1) June 12, 2012
The Californians: twitter.com/RnR_NCSU/statu…— Riddick & Reynolds (@RnR_NCSU) June 12, 2012
Putin would have been at this Russia-Poland game, but he's too busy tending to his mini giraffe at the moment.— Lake Rosenberg (@LakeRosenberg) June 12, 2012
IN RUSSIA, YELLOW CARD YOU!— BurritoBrosShits (@BurritoBrosShit) June 12, 2012
Will blogs about all things college football for IHJJR. He is also frequently found on Twitter, with thoughts covering most all sports, pop culture and totally random trivia.
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