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Bill Simmons: Tweet and Delete

Was it good for you, Bill?

Was it good for you, Bill?

Sports bloggers have been waiting for the white whale of the Internet sportswriting community to join Twitter while it’s still white-hot.

That day has come: Bill Simmons is now on Twitter. But how did he get there? And did the Sports Guy say a little too much in losing his Twitter virginity? Continue reading

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Entrails: April 2nd, 2009

Is Donovan looking on, still?

Billy Donovan was almost gone.

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More backstory on Billy Donovan-to-Kentucky: Anonymous sources, but I know and trust the writer and he trusts them, so I believe this is how things transpired. (RootZoo)

Actual analysis of football from Orson Swindle? Expect it to be raining fire in a matter of days. (EDSBS)

Encouraging the Lions to fail…to make the first selection in the NFL Draft. Intriguing idea, but Punter sums up the Draft wonderfully in the last sentence. (With Leather)

Allen Iverson would rather retire than ride the pine. So what team needs a starting point guard in 2009? (ESPN)

Enormous Amazon sale on Majestic baseball apparel. (Amazon)

Greg Oden, from range. (But The Game Is On)

The celebrity charity medley era is over. Thank the stars. (The No Look Pass)

On Jozy Altidore. Tyler Duffy does smart soccer writing well. (The Big Lead)

Ireland shocks Italy in World Cup qualifying. (The Red Carders)

Jason Whitlock, repentant and circumspect. This is new. (Fox Sports) Continue reading

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Hasheem Thabeet Plays the April Fool of March Madness

I’m one of the 153 followers of Hasheem Thabeet’s protected Twitter account. His teammate, John Lindner, assured me it was real after I expressed doubts about his original announcement of his teammates’ Twitters.

As such, I’m one of the 153 people who got this tweet (it will be protected) late last night. And, probably, one of the most puzzled. (NSFW language ahead.) Continue reading

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Entrails: March 26th, 2009

Who would want to shatter that smile? (ABC)

Who would want to shatter that brilliant smile? (ABC)

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Scary details about Shawn Johnson’s stalker. (Chicago Tribune)

Is America losing its air superiority? An absorbing look. (The Atlantic)

Friday Night Lights is coming back. You’ll have to scroll; it’s buried, but it’s there. I also love this headline. (Ausiello Files)

One blogger no longer wants to marry a major leaguer. (Getting to First Base)

Connecting Shakespeare to Twitter, through brevity. The wit, of course, is a chancier proposition. (The Smart Set) Continue reading

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Entrails: March 25th, 2009

Well, this is symbolic. (Andrew Stanfill/The Alligator)

Well, this is symbolic. (Andrew Stanfill/The Alligator)

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Florida’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons ended last night, but you knew that, right? Maybe more importantly, UF’s baseball team fell to UNF in Jacksonville. If there’s a sport where UF clearly lags, it’s baseball. (UNF)

A certain magazine really likes Tiger Woods. (Esquire)

The boys from the Alligator give good podcast. (The Alligator)

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Sports Stars, Mainstream Media Members, and Blogging Brethren: Sweet Tweets

I was inspired to do this by recent articles.

Deadspin had two posts on Sunday from Twitter. That plane in the Hudson was a watershed moment for TwitPic. And Barack Obama’s inauguration yesterday overloaded Twitter in general.

Clearly, as a microblogging/thought-casting app, Twitter’s at a critical mass. Continue reading

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