Tweets of the Week (4/24/2012)
Seems like these days anytime a major story dies down (Petrino and Arkansas) several more rise up to take its place. Anyone who was listening to Mike and Mike on ESPN last week likely heard the epic trainwreck of an interview with Wisconsin Men's Basketball Coach Bo Ryan, who was "attempting" to explain his reasoning for preventing now former Wisconsin freshman Jared Uthoff from transfering to an enormous list of schools. It ended up coming across as unbelievably petty. But thankfully, it lead to quite the comedic binge on Twitter (and subsequently, Wisconsin doing the right thing).
Speaking of trainwrecks, you can't seem to spell "dumpster fire" these days without "Boston Red Sox." Perhaps things will turn around, but as @bubbaprog shows us below, seems like Bobby Valentine might develop a drinking problem by the end of the season. Blowing a 9-0 lead is bad for any team, but the way the Red Sox have been playing so far this season...how can things get any worse?
Continuing the trainwreck theme, two former athletes had epic Twitter disasters this past week, with one being far less surprising than the other. Can you guess who one might be? If you guessed @JoseCanseco, you'd be 100% correct. Just take a look at some of his tweets below. They're either a brilliantly planned script...or a desparate cry for help. I don't normally include more than one Tweet from a single person, but Canseco was so completely off the rails this week that an exemption had to be made.
The other athlete was a deadline submission for the Tweets of the Week, with an absolutely bizarre situation involving Deion Sanders and his estranged wife, Pilar. Apparently, Pilar and another woman attacked Deion in front of their own kids...and Deion started tweeting about it. He even went so far to throw up a twitpic of himself and his children filling out a police report. I don't even know where to begin for this story...it's easily one of the most unreal events I've ever seen.
In the world of pop culture, it's safe to say that everyone who was watching Game of Thrones had to go find a barf bag after watching the final scene of the episode. But as you'll see below, it lead to some outstanding comedy on Twitter.
One final thought from the sports world - PGA golfer and Arkansas alum John Daly didn't seem all that pleased when it was announced that John L. Smith would be taking the reigns of the Arkansas football team.
The good news for the game of hockey is that a $2,500 fine willkeep Torres from doing it again. #shanahan'd— Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) April 18, 2012
Jamie Moyer's first start -- June 16, 1986. Opposing starting pitcher was Steve Carlton, who is now 67 years old.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 18, 2012
I'm serious…this guy is six months from a shooting spree. RT @JoseCanseco: I am a part of all of you .the good the bad and the ugly— Riddick & Reynolds (@RnR_NCSU) April 18, 2012
That you are completely out of your mind "@JoseCanseco: So children what have we learned so far"— Rob Sykes (@RobInBirdland) April 18, 2012
If Roy Williams wasn’t so scared to play in Madison, Bo Ryan wouldn’t be blocking transfers to the ACC.#WisconsinExcuses— Ben Swain (@thedevilwolf) April 19, 2012
Also Bo Ryan: mlkshk.com/r/79TQ— C (@wxmoose) April 19, 2012
Jared Uthoff should send a thank you card to @MikeAndMike. The more airtime they gave Bo, the better it looked for him.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 19, 2012
There's no one LeBron James loves more right now than Dwight Howard, whose public image is now slightly better than Vince McMahon's.— Sports Hernia (@TheSportsHernia) April 19, 2012
Uh oh, Canseco found spell check. RT @JoseCanseco: I will challenge you to a spelling competition— Matt Clapp (@sharapovasthigh) April 21, 2012
If half of you share a brain and one of you is a brain what does that mean— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 21, 2012
Exactly why he should be canned RT @JoseCanseco: Stay with it bobby Valentine I am in your corner big fan of your and the red sox— Christopher Homerun (@CMRenshaw) April 21, 2012
Valentine booed in the 8th. This is a marriage in desperate need of an annulment. #RedSox— Adam Gold (@AGoldFan) April 21, 2012
ANIMATED: Here's how Bobby V coped with today's game 30fram.es/6j2— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 22, 2012
Maybe the Red Sox are trying to position themselves to get Anthony Davis.— Pierzy (@Pierzy) April 22, 2012
SAT Analogy- Perfection: Imperfection as Humber: Bobby V #mlb— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) April 22, 2012
Shoutout to autotune... you ruined music.— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) April 22, 2012
Earth Day. You plant a tree. I plant a left hook in Riddler’s sternum. That “green” enough for you?— The Batman (@God_Damn_Batman) April 22, 2012
Glad to see the smoke monster found work after Lost. #GameofThrones— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) April 23, 2012
So that's where the black smoke from "LOST" originally came from? Yikes.— Bill Voth (@billvoth) April 23, 2012
If you live in Vancouver I'd advise you to park your car in the garage tonight— Chris Bullard (@Bullard_) April 23, 2012
Feeling pretty bad for @VancouverCouch right now you guys.— Lexington Couches (@LexingtonCouch) April 23, 2012
Stoops saying he doesn't want a playoff because it would ruin the bowls is like saying you won't drink Hopslam cause it will ruin O'Douls.— Brett (@BLeez17) April 23, 2012
You poopy haters are going to get slapped real soon.— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 23, 2012
um, wow.......ok???:-/#Razorbacks— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) April 23, 2012
NIT Selection Committee devastated that Seth Greenberg has been terminated.— rickbozich (@rickbozich) April 23, 2012
I guessing when Twitter was invented no one envisioned live Deion Sanders domestic dispute updates— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) April 23, 2012
Deion Sanders, I'm judging you right now.— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) April 23, 2012
Tweeting pictures of your kids filling out police forms accusing their mother of crimes is not good parenting. Sorry.— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) April 23, 2012