Tweets of the Week: 7/10/2012
Well it's been another wild week in the Twitterverse, with the explosion of NBA Free Agency and the wild contracts NBA GM's are tossing out (that was ultimately supposed to be stopped after the lockout), a Wimbledon final for the ages, which lead to Rovell v. Deitsch, the Twitter battle for the ages, and of course, the Fourth of July. Time to jump right in.
Let's just come right out and say it, NBA Free Agency has gotten absolutely absurd already. Deron Williams took to Twitter to announce he was staying with the Nets, tweeting a picture of the Brooklyn Nets logo. Shortly thereafter, this lead to ESPN "analyst" (I use quotation marks because it's questionable what he even analyzes) Chris Broussard tweeting that a "source" had told him Deron Williams was staying with the Nets. To make a long story short, Broussard continued to embarass himself throughout the night, and never appeared to acknowledge the fact that it was Deron Williams himself that announced he was staying with the Nets, not some faceless and anonymous source.
Continuing the carousel of NBA Free Agency, Jason Kidd was offered and accepted an astoundingly shocking three-year, $9 million contract with the New York Knicks. I mean, i know the Knicks need a point guard, but if they were going to sign a geriatric, there are plenty of washed up point guards that would've cost them far less. Oh, and apparently the Knicks are willing to match any and all offers for Jeremy Lin...and when I say any offer, they apparently mean any offer. Other notable free agent moves include Ray Allen leaving Boston for the Heat, and Steve Nash heading to the Lakers. You'll see some of my favorite tweets from the free agent moves so far below.
Wimbledon has come to a close, and boy did it ever end on the highest of highs. The UK finally had a chance for one of their own to win the men's title, and although Andy Murray put up a valiant effort, ultimately, Roger Federer proved to be too much, as he reclaimed his throne as the best tennis player in the world (and in my opinion, the greatest tennis player of all time). But one of the funnier highlights of Wimbledon was watching Richard Deitsch repeatedly bait Darren Rovell into a Twitter spat over whether tennis is truly a dying sport, as Rovell constantly claims.
Other quick hits from the week that was on Twitter:
- The ACC signed a 12 year deal with the Orange Bowl. That sound you hear is John Swofford diving through coins in his Scrooge McDuck sized vault in Greensboro.
- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was arrested in Texas over the weekend, and there apparently is some question as to whether he should've been arrested at all. See below for Peterson's thoughts on the matter, as he took to Twitter in the days following his arrest.
- I'm not quite sure, but I think the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees are still finishing up their game from Sunday night.
- In this week's Jose Canseco update, apparently he wants us all to know that he "completes us." He couldn't be more right. Thank you Jose!
Finally, it would be unpatriotic of me to not include my favorite tweets from the Fourth of July. Nothing screams #MERICA more than hilarious GIF files and snarky tweets, amirite??
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 or #IHJJRTOTW. Enjoy everybody!
The ACC has signed a 12 year extension with the Orange bowl. In other terms, that's 840 points allowed by Clemson's defense.— Ben Swain (@thedevilwolf) July 3, 2012
Deron Williams tweets he's staying with the Nets. Minutes later Chris Broussard says a source tells him D-Will to Nets. Internet snickers.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 3, 2012
Greg Swaim is Chris Broussard's source.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) July 3, 2012
Deron Williams tweets Nets logo to announce he's staying. We're still awaiting T.O's tweet of the restaurant logo he'll be joining.— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) July 3, 2012
Only thing you can fault Deron Williams for is using lockerz.com to announce his decision.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) July 4, 2012
America: 25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6md4gT…— edsbs (@edsbs) July 4, 2012
Hats off to you today, America, winner of 13 out of 14 BCS titles! (Auburn is technically a protectorate of Hungary.)— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) July 4, 2012
I did the most American thing ever while I was at the beach for a week twitter.com/jjones9/status…— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) July 4, 2012
Spending 4th w my British girlfriend. Promise not to mention how her peeps wore red coats to fight us in the woods & snuck up on us w drums— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) July 4, 2012
AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA. AMERICA.— THE KEY PLAY (@thekeyplay) July 4, 2012
I drink lots of cold beer today for the America— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 4, 2012
Skip Bayless RT @Nastinchka What enemy could unite Americans today like the aliens in ID4? Probably the Pizza Hut P'Zolo, right?— Brett (@BLeez17) July 5, 2012
Well, it's the dadbern 4th, aint 'er?twitpic.com/a40n60— Daggum Roy (@DaggumRoy) July 5, 2012
RT @nobody I'm so glad the 4th fell on a Wednesday this year— Bullard (@Bullard_) July 5, 2012
Slow news day in Phoenix. twitter.com/ExJon/status/2…— Jon G. (@ExJon) July 5, 2012
Randy Edsall on ESPN right now discussing the outlook for Maryland 2012. It's just him sobbing...awkward— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongWTVD) July 5, 2012
next up.. George Gervin will sign with the Knicks— trey wingo (@wingoz) July 5, 2012
Dr Evil is your source? “@ESPNSteinLine Source with knowledge of Knicks' thinking: "They'll match any offer on Lin up to 1 billion dollars"— Michael Necci (@Michael_Necci) July 5, 2012
@darrenrovell Given your publishing of fake escort services, you might want to ease up on the business lessons, Warren Buffet.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 6, 2012
I picture a fight of Rovell vs. Deitsch would look like Jerry Mitchell vs. Jerry Mitchell from "Three O'Clock High" imdb.com/title/tt009413…— Paulie Pabst (@PaulPabst) July 6, 2012
The Herald better be going with JUDAS SHUTTLESWORTH.— Pablo S. Torre (@SIPabloTorre) July 7, 2012
I complete you— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) July 7, 2012
Great line from ESPN's Tom Rinaldi: "Andy Murray is playing for kingdom, for country, for history..."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2012
The best thing about the British drought at Wimbledon is the fact that Monty Python did a sketch about it... FORTY YEARS AGO— Grimey (@loljocks_grimey) July 8, 2012
Federer almost took a ball IN THE FACEtwitpic.com/a5dkk3— ParadigmShift35 (@ParadigmShift35) July 8, 2012
I'm not saying I *want* someone to release 3,000 rats on Henman Hill, but think of the comedy!— Shane Ryan (@TobaccoRdBlues) July 8, 2012
Andy Murray always looks like he wants cheese. yfrog.com/oci92pbj— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) July 8, 2012
Override complete. The people have spoken - I am officially closing. Kate, Pippa, Becks; I will protect you... #revolutionaryroof— Wimbledon Roof (@WimbledonRoof) July 8, 2012
I can't wait for the newest dance craze "The Tom Rinaldi" where people just cry on the dance floor.— Lake Rosenberg (@LakeRosenberg) July 8, 2012
"Wait, how did they show that replay so quickly and definitively? Can do they do that? Is that legal?" — Selig watching tennis— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) July 8, 2012
Andy Murray is so bad at his challenges that he may have a career as Philadelphia Eagles head coach in his future.— Chris Chase (@chaztopher) July 8, 2012
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”WC— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) July 8, 2012
ANIMATED: The scariest GIF ever? 30fram.es/6wv YES IT IS THE SCARIEST.— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 8, 2012
Should I spend the time necessary to watch a Red Sox/Yankees game or should I learn a foreign language?— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) July 9, 2012
I like the menu graphics in NCAA 13. They say things in huge block letters like TRADITION, HEAR THE ROAR, UNDER THE LIGHTS and PLEASE WAIT.— Owen Good (@owengood) July 9, 2012
Rovell: "Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?" Deitsch: "I do bite my thumb, sir."— C (@WXMoose) July 9, 2012
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