Tweets of the Week (4/10/2012)
Frankly, this was one of the most bizarre weeks in recent memory as far as the sports world goes. First, the whole Dwight Howard - Stan Van Gundy Feud/Non Feud has to be up there with The Decision in terms of poorly handled situations. Thankfully, Twitter was there to the rescue to ridicule the situation, especially after Van Gundy threw a can of kerosene on the situation when he told the media that Howard told Magic management that he should be fired.
Then of course, there's Bobby Petrino and the tramp, which absolutely speaks for itself. As you'll see below, the .gif files that exploded on Twitter in the aftermath of the motorcycle crash were simply outstanding.
Making his first official appearance in the IHJJR Tweets of the Week is none other than @the_IronSheik, who if you haven't been following yet, you have really been missing out...just be careful retweeting anything he says...I'll leave it at that.
And then of course there's baseball, which has finally gotten fully underway (still annoyed about the game in Japan, Mr. Selig). By the way, if you predicted that Rays and Orioles would start 3-0, and that the Braves, Yankees and Red Sox would all start 0-3, then you need to come with me on my next trip to Las Vegas.
Not to be outdone, the NFL unveiled its new Nike branded football jerseys, which, to be honest, don't really appear to be all that different in styles in most instances (except for the Seahawks).
Last and certainly not least, The Masters was once again absolutely sensational. Congratulations to Bubba Watson on a well deserved victory, and the outstandingly awkward missed handshake with Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne that lead to this sensational .gif file by SBNation that circulated the rounds on Twitter.
Quoth the raven, "COCAINE! MORE!" #johncusackinternalmonologue— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) April 4, 2012
nobody respect the @JoseCanseconot even the Jesus— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) April 4, 2012
Joe Flacco states he's the best QB in the NFL marking the biggest miss by a Raven since Billy Cundiff.— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) April 4, 2012
More bad news for o's fans: last 6 times kentucky won the ncaa championship, the yankees won the world series.— Ken Weinman (@KenWeinmanSport) April 3, 2012
When I drive at night, every damn car behind me looks like a cop car.SCREW YOU, SKI RACKS.— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) April 4, 2012
Congratulations to the Mariners and A's for making baseball popular in Japan. It is my understanding they have a professional league now.— Dave Brown (@AnswerDave) April 4, 2012
If Total Recall 2012 doesn't have a 3 boobed actor, it will be a complete failure.— ParadigmShift35 (@ParadigmShift35) April 4, 2012
#Masters needs to rename No. 1 hole "App State"....tough opener for big boys today— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) April 5, 2012
First time having Roy Halladay on my fantasy team, which can only mean he'll have season ending surgery somehow.— Joe Papparotto (@JoePappa) April 5, 2012
Two questions about Stan Van Gundy. 1) Does he own a tie? 2) Why does he always look like he needs a shower?— Geoff Crawley (@PhillyFansVoice) April 7, 2012
"So what would you say you ... do around here?" SVG to Hedo. #SVGgoesOfficeSpace— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) April 5, 2012
ANALOGY OF THE DAY: Piggy from 'Lord of the Flies' : Roger :: SVG : Dwight Howard— Lake Rosenberg (@LakeRosenberg) April 5, 2012
"Hmm, we'll have to consult the Arkansas code of ethics in this case, Coach Petrino." [judge puts on Greatest Hits of Conway Twitty]— edsbs (@edsbs) April 5, 2012
New rule for NBA: If you can't hit 50 percent of your free throws you shouldn't be allowed to ask for your coach to be fired.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) April 6, 2012
Best Bobby Petrino motorcycle GIF I've seen so far i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h436/gm…— Jason McIntyre (@TheBigLead) April 6, 2012
Way to go, Bobby Petrino. Issue a statement and let a tree take the full brunt of the curious TV cameras.— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) April 6, 2012
The Arkansas AD has to be thinking "I didn't sign up for this crap"— Brian Barbour (@tarheelblog) April 6, 2012
Bobby Petrino cheats on his wife, gets suspended. Rick Pitino cheats on his wife, gets a raise. Shoulda stayed in Louisville, Bobby.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) April 6, 2012
How about putting Petrino on administrative leave in the same room with the woman's fiance for 24 hours?— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongWTVD) April 6, 2012
ok, drop the morals. is anything DUMBER than getting your mistress a job at your office???!!!?!?!?— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 6, 2012
Petrino hired Dorrell March 28. That was last week. How "previous" was that relationship, really Bobby?— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 6, 2012
Petrino never warns you he left a huge stinking duecer in your upper deck, but he will send a super sincere note a week later.— Chili (@DannyFordIsGod) April 6, 2012
Bobby Petrino Excitebike! vmedia.rivals.com/UserMedia/FanP…— FriendsoftheProgram (@FOTProgram) April 6, 2012
Video: Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle in the final round of the Mastersbit.ly/HAZxrB— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 8, 2012
Phil is starting to make the 18th at Winged Foot look like solid course management.— Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) April 8, 2012
Mickelson just got a visit from the Easter bunny. It went something like this: youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJ…— Michael Rhaney (@rhaneym) April 8, 2012
the last time i yelled "kooooch" on a golf course, some broad threw her sand wedge at me.— Coach L Folwer (@Lee_Folwer) April 8, 2012
My dad is critiquing the names at The Masters; totally oblivious to naming his son after an irritable skin condition.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 8, 2012
If Phil hadn't had those 2 triple bogeys he'd be winning right now #bzdelik'd— Chris Bullard (@Bullard_) April 8, 2012
"THESE GUYS SUCK" screams Tiger Woods, who has been home for 3 hours and throwing Wii remotes through a TV screen.— 310ToJoba (@310tojoba) April 8, 2012
I just laughed so, so hard at "Yakety Phil": sbn.to/Ij7M10— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) April 8, 2012
At age 33, Bubba Watson owns a Masters green jacket and the General Lee. What have you done with your life?— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) April 9, 2012
And now Bubba Watson can afford to buy Night Rider. #masters— Stephen Schramm (@stephenschramm) April 8, 2012