The Deadspin Awards are in July, and we need our readers to decide the winners of these prestigious honors. Today, we ask you to vote on an issue close to our hearts: Of all these bad tweets, which one was the absolute worst?
Magic Johnson will no longer be an honorary Lakers vice president after the team stripped him of the title due to his terrible tweets.
A godsend for all tweeters struggling with pithiness: Twitter will stop counting photos and links towards their 140-character limit, Bloomberg reports, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Since going into something like semi-retirement two years ago, disgraced dentistry enthusiast Rick Reilly has stayed relatively quiet, delighting sports fans everywhere. Not two weeks ago, though, he emerged with a long, bad SI cover story on the Golden State Warriors, and now he’s sent out what will surely remain one…
“I tweeted 171 times on Super Bowl Sunday, but at any given time on that day, I had about 250 tweets ready to go that I prepared in the months, weeks and days before the game.” That’s ESPN’s Darren Rovell, in a blog post on Medium about how he, uh, did a good job(?) on Twitter on Super Bowl Sunday—like what does it…
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what kind of “reporting” ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell does, the following tweets will be illuminating.
This tweet sucks! Why would you congratulate Odell Beckham Jr. here? What is Peter King’s deal?
As selected by the staff of Gawker. These tweets are terrible, man.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a lot to say to reporters after his team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. While being asked a series of questions about the game, Bryant broke off and went on a mini-rant about his perceived reaction to Ricardo Lockette’s devastating injury.
The Houston Astros, who just lost Game 4 of the ALDS 9-6, were up by five runs on the Royals in the seventh inning. That’s when Texas Governor Greg Abbott decided to send a very bad tweet.
Our own Barry Petchesky reminded us out of nowhere today that we’re nearing the six-year anniversary of the worst tweet of all time, sent out by noted jorts enthusiast Kevin Smith.
This one guy thought he was going to own Damian Lillard with a sick burn of a tweet:
This morning, ESPN reporter Britt McHenry sent a tweet that seemed to contain her thoughts about the possibility of Kevin Durant eventually returning to his hometown and playing for the Washington Wizards:
The tweet has since been deleted, but whoever decided to send it in the first place will be spending the rest of the day in Oof City.
This is not a very good tweet.