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From funny to moving to newsworthy, once again it was a big year for "Sports Twitter."

By Jimmy Traina
December 28, 2017

Since this is the last Traina Thoughts of the year, I want to look back at some of great tweets from 2017. The is not necessarily a best-of list since there are plenty of great tweets not compiled here. This is just a list of what I found humorous or noteworthy. Hopefully you get some laughs and enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Here they are in no particular order:

• Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorious tweeted this after the team acquired Giancarlo Stanton.

• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard had some fun with Donald Trump's claim that he rejected Time magazine's Person of the Year awar.

• Lane Kiffin got a kick out of his former team's embarrassing coach search.

• Pitcher Brandon McCarthy didn't hold back during a discussion about abstinence.

• Astros pitcher Justin Verlander after Houston beat the L.A. in Game 5 of the World Series, 13-12 in 12 innings.

• Former MLB hurler Dan Haren after an Aaron Judge home run.

• Yankees pitcher David Robertson reacted to his reaction to catcher Gary Sanchez getting hit in a sensitive area.

• This was the most retweeted athlete tweet of 2017.

• After teammate Fletcher Cox complained about his Delta flight, Eagles defensive end Chris Long made an adjustmet to his own Twitter account and tried to trick Cox.


• Former NBA great Steve Nash had some thoughts on the man occupying the White House.

• My former colleague and current WFAN radio host, Maggie Gray, with one of the best innocent mistakes you'll ever see.

• McCarthy is not only funny, but self-aware.

• ESPN hockey writer, Greg Wyshynski had the perfect response to Carrie Underwood's critique of the refs during an NHL playoff game involving her husband, Mike Fisher.

• This tweet, by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, after her son's Northwestern basketball team made the NCAA tournament, was my personal favorite in 2017.

• This is why Paul Bissonnette established himself as a Twitter Hall of Famer many, many years ago.

• Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas had many great tweets in 2017. This one was particularly outstanding.

• Gabrielle Union masterfully handled a Twitter troll while also mocking her husband, Dwyane Wade. So well done.

• Dirk Nowitzki = legend.

• When Kevin Durant was exposed for using secret social media accounts to fight with people, Joel Embiid had to chime in.

• Gronk just doing some education.

• Steelers rookie wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster was not falling for the trap set up by porn star, Mia Khalifia, who has been known to expose athletes' DMs.

• Jaromir Jagr with a reality check.


• After Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced that she had cancer, Vice President Joe Biden sent his well wishes.

• Comedian Patton Oswalt, for the win!

• Of course, I have to end this with The Rock.

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