Commentary

Sports tweets for the new year

Updated: December 22, 2010, 5:46 PM ET
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

TwitterAP Photo140 characters might seem short, but a tweet from a major sports icon can go a long way.

Anybody can compile the best sports tweets of 2010. Let's see them compile the best tweets of 2011:

JANUARY


TheCamNewton
Hey @ReggieUSC how do you mail these things back anyway?

BoiseKicker
@BoiseHolder Laces out!!! Laces freaking out!!!! #thisclosetojumping

DonovanQB
Big garage sale this weekend, everybody. Lotsa cool Redskins gear.

GovPaterson
$62,000 for five Yankees tickets? What a rip-off! And they were obstructed view!

GOD
Ur blaming me? I put the pass right in your hands! RT @StevieJohnson13 I PRAISE U 24/7!! & THIS HOW U DO ME?! U EXPECT ME 2 LEARN FROM THIS?

FEBRUARY


[+] EnlargeDonovan McNabb
Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesGraphic T's may be all that Donovan McNabb wears after he announces his yard sale over Twitter.

MikeVick7
s/o to my guys at Leavenworth -- no, I'm not gonna hollow out my Super Bowl MVP trophy and stuff it with cigs

AgentZero
Anybody know any dope clubs here in Orlando with no metal detectors?

CoachRyanJets
Really, I can't talk about this. I don't want to put my foot in my mouth!!!

MARCH


CoachCalUK
Really praying for an NBA lockout. Like to finally keep some players for more than 1 yr. lol!

KimJongIl
THAT @RonArtestCom REALLY IS CRAZY! HE MAKES NATALIE PORTMAN IN BLACK SWAN LOOK LIKE A SOUTH _KOREAN KITTEN

GenoUConnWomen
113 straight wins and we can't even make the cover of Newsweek. This country is so sexist.

THE_REAL_SHAQ
I am the emperor of Twitteronia. if uc me, touch me! eat w/ me! we r 1. I luv all creatures .... except black mambas.

APRIL


ORLANDOdivorcee
Anybody want to date a Swedish bikini model with her own jet, yacht and island? (must hate Perkins)

OGOchoCinco
Hey, kids! Buy my new book! (Then tell me how it is. Haven't read it yet.)

LeftyMickelson
Not cool, Tiger fans. Holding up double cheeseburgers as I'm about to tee off. U no I'm vegetarian.

CBarkley
140 characters? Man, how am I going to stop at 140? I can't even clear my throat in 140 char. Twitter is turrible.

[+] EnlargeMikhail Prokhorov & Jay Z
Larry Busacca/Getty Images for New Jersey NetsMikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z could be toasting to the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony.

MAY


FloydMayweather
I ain't duckin @Pacquiao. I'll fight him. But only at my cousin's gym in Fiji. And in a rectangular ring. On a Leap Day.

EvaLongoria
Ran into @TonyParker the other day. Then backed up and ran into him three more times. LMAO

JUNE


JimmyClausen
Hey gang! Hiding an autograph football somewhere in the Park View Mall. RT this for clues!

Lancearmstrong
seven TdFs, six kids, one testicle! take that, france!

JimmyClausen
Seriously, there's an official JC football with legit sig on it! ANYBODY IN THE AREA??? Been hiding here for two hours now!

ProkhorovNyets
Big year for Mother Russia! Melo leads glorious Nyets to east finals! World Cup, 2018! Bread back in Moscow stores!

JimmyClausen
Fine. Forget it. It's in the 3rd box of Cinnabons on the far-right shelf if anybody wants it.

DanGilbertsCavs
OK, so he won one little title. But I swear to God we will get TWO before he does!!!

JULY


TheJohnDaly
Hey, fans. I got the gambling addiction thing solved. I just play the $500 slots now.

FIFAOfficial
Yes, Qatar is 141 degrees and women continue to be oppressed, but good news! Nike breathable burkas ready for 2022!

AUGUST


BrettFavreFour
Still waiting on that planeload of teammates. Y'all took me seriously? SMH

TebowTime
I will do anything in my power to help this team win. I am blessed to be a Winnipeg Blue Bomber. John 3:16.

TigerWoods
That's 3 majors out of 4 this yr. NOW can I have sex again?

[+] EnlargeAlex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images"You hacked into my Twitter account, didn't you?"

SEPTEMBER


A-RodYanks
Have 2 admit, I'm not really worth 33M/yr. not even in the top 3 plyrs on the tm. and i cant keep a girl!!! whats wrong w/ me?

COACHJOEPA
OK, OK, so now I'm on Twitter. But it's got nothin' on morse code.

A-RodYanks
Sorry about that last tweet, everybody. @DerekJeter got a hold of my password. Really funny, Derek.

OCTOBER


KingJames
Man, this lockout thing is real? Guess I'm gonna have to take my talents to Dave and Busters! lol

CoachTresselOSU
I think this win puts us n 1st plc in the Legends division. Or is it the Leaders? can't remember. wtvr. Were doin good!

NOVEMBER


CoachSingletary
@WadePhillips, @TomCoughlin poker at my house Sunday afternoon???

ObamaPOTUS
I hereby decertify the NCAA and put @MarkCuban in charge of a football playoff. Please, please vote for me.

48JimmieJohnson
You know how EZ it is 4 me 2 win Sprint Cups? I'm tweeting this as I drive! hows my muffler taste @Gordon24?

DECEMBER


VinceYoungUT
Bruh, do u know how sick I am of saying, 'Room for milk?'

IversonAnswer
Man, we talkin' about idman. Not a oyun, idman. Idman!

BarryBonds
If I don't get into Hall on this first ballot, I'm gonna CREAM some of those writers until they CLEAR me.

BarryBonds
Wait ... that didn't come out right.

TheRealTomBrady
What do I want 4 xmas? lets c ... 3 rings. 2 mvps. 10 Wife. Talent. Looks. Hella$. Oh, yeah ... nothing.


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