Tweets of the Week...and a half (4/18/2012)

By Will T. - Posted on 17 April 2012




My apologies everyone for being tardy with the latest edition of Tweets of the Week, so to make it up to you I've thrown in more to make it an ultra-huge batch. Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but you may recall that I predicted here on this site that Bobby Petrino would not be able to keep his job in the wake of his affair with Jessica Dorrell being revealed. Petrino was ultimately fired on April 10 with cause, meaning he won't receive a penny of his $18 million buyout. Hope she was worth it coach.


And then of course, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the media released the phone records between Petrino and Dorrell, which amounted to a staggering amount of calls, texts, a multimedia messages. As many have suggested, they make burn phones for a reason...just sayin'.


For some reason unknown to everyone, including himself, Redskins WR Jabar Gaffney decided to take his tweets to an absolutely nuclear level. Truly, it was a meltdown of epic proportions. Then, he used the patented "my account was hacked" defense, before deactivating his account. Well done sir, that was an event worthy of the IHJJR Tweets of the Week Hall of Fame. Even though his account is deactivated, every single one of Gaffney's tweets can be found on Google, in all their glory.


Moving on to the non-sports world, North Korea attempted to fire a rocket into space last week, which failed miserably, and lead to some spectacular comedy on Twitter. As you'll see below, the tweet from @KimJongNumberUn was particularly outstanding.


Also, if you were living underground, you may have missed the absurd Coachella performance by a hologram of Tupac, which caused parodies and memes to explode on Twitter like absolute wild fires. I have no idea how they managed to create that hologram, but that was some straight up R2-D2 stuff. Never seen anything like it.


That's a wrap for this edition of Tweets of the Week (and a half). As always, feel free to send in submissions to me (@thrillis4) either by tweet or DM using the hashtag #IHJJRTweetsOfTheWeek. Enjoy!