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tweets from the past

December 18, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

The ever popular social networking/stalking site Twitter has given athletes instant, unfiltered access to their fans and to the media as well. As we have found out in the ‘Year of the Tweet’ that when this type of access is allowed without censorship by an agent, publicist, or coach, some pretty interesting things are said.

Hell, former Chiefs running back, and president of the Kansas City Women’s Movement, Larry Johnson was released from the team after making comments using poor grammar and words that are demeaning and hurtful to gays and lesbians.

The king of the sports tweet is easily Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco-Hachi Go. He has over 500,000 followers and has pumped out over 12,000 tweets. (That’s 1,680,000 characters, for those keeping score at home.)

If you thought that the modern day athlete is treat to follow on Twitter, just imagine what some of our favorite bad-ass, old-school athletes would have been like. Here are two great examples: Dennis Rodman and Babe Ruth.

So I got to thinking, what would a tweet by Rodman or Ruth look like? Well, here’s what we came up with:

@DRod69: Just dyed my hair bright green. Lost a bet with a transvestite midget, but I kinda like it.

@DRod69: Pierced my nose 2night and bought a wedding dress.

@DRod69: Madonna just said she wanted to have my baby! Is that skeleton lady nuckin futs?

@DRod69: Good game 2night, but Karl Malone is a bitch, him and his girlfriend Johnny Stockton.

@DRod69: Gambled wit MJ for 9 hrs straight last night. I’m good, but he might have to fake the flu 2night or sumthin.

@DRod69: Steve Kerr just bought me a lap dance. He is now my favorite white boy!

That would just be the tip of the iceberg too. Moving on to Babe Ruth.

@BambinoNY: Wuz pointing out a nice rack in LF bleachers to a teammate and everyone thought I was callin my shot…Chicago n00bs.

@BambinoNY: Just freakin killed 4 hot dogs and a 6-pack of brews. G2G, first pitch in 10 mins.

@BambinoNY: Layin in bed with the entire crew of the Rocketts. Ur boy Babe is a pimp.

You get the point here. This would have been awesome access for us fans to see these nutballs daily activities in an unfiltered way. I blame Al Gore for not inventing the internet soon enough…freakin Al Gore.

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