Topic: Twitter

February 26, 2013

Why does Basketball Twitter like a super-stylized ABC Family show about chatterboxing ballet dancers? For the same reason it likes basketball, mostly.

February 14, 2013

Darren Rovell has been kicked around a lot over the past week. He deserves it, as he generally does, but perhaps worse than anything Rovell said or did is that he was just doing his job.

February 11, 2013

Kobe Bryant's new Twitter feed reveals some, suggests much, and is generally and totally gripping and weird. So, pretty much perfect for Kobe Bryant, then, and a little masterpiece of opaque virtuosity.

February 6, 2013

NMA's relentlessly weird and stupendously timely animations give an extra two dimensions to Twitter's non-stop goof session on sports. It can be funny, but it's not necessarily pretty.

January 31, 2013

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver has a bigger platform than most goons from which to broadcast off-the-rack no-homo idiocy. Quite aside from the comments he made to Artie Lange on Super Bowl Media Day, there are Culliver's one million Twitter followers. Wait, what?

January 29, 2013

It's tough to say why the Catfish-ian hoaxers and retweet-trolls who swarm athletes on Twitter do what they do. But even a brief look at how they do it can tell you what works.

January 23, 2013

We've tried live tweeting before. It did not go well. But writing a running diary as Kobe live tweets a replay of his historic 81-point game? You can count Sean Highkin (and us) in. 

January 22, 2013

The man behind the Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Garnett/"Your Wife Tastes Like Honey Nut Cheerios" rumor goes by the name "Incarcerated Bob." That's about all we know about him for sure. Well, that and that he is one of the purest expressions of the Sports Internet currently walking the earth.

December 21, 2012

The baseball offseason as we know it now is a relatively modern phenomenon, the rough draft version of which having come into being after the demise of the reserve clause. Twitter and the aggregator website MLBTradeRumors.com—twin hegemons in the dispensation of baseball news and non-news -- have turned the offseason into a sort of dystopian universe in which the only thing that matters to a baseball fan is the volume of information stuffed into his or her head. Needless to say, this isn't a good thing. 

October 16, 2012

The avage performance art that Philip Rivers' second half of football on Monday Night was, in its own horrible way, inspiring. At the very least, it inspired some admirably bold similes from Twitter's best and most wonderfully ridiculous minds as part of the #PhilipRiversExperience hashtag.