The best hacking claims, most delightful typos, champion-caliber trolling and other award-worthy tweets from 2014.
In addition to our annual list of 100 sports-related accounts to follow on Twitter, we're highlighting the year's most noteworthy tweets in a variety of extremely important categories. Here are the big winners:
Most Believable Hacking Claim: Kevin Durant
Least Believable Hacking Claim: Jim Bowden
The story: A fake Twitter account for MLB Network's Joel Sherman tweeted incorrect trade news, and shortly thereafter, somebody tweeted the same report from Jim Bowden's account. According to Bowden and his employer, it was a hacker. Read the blow-by-blow report and judge for yourself.
Honorable mention: Irina Rodrina
Best Subtle Swipe at an Ex-Fiance: Caroline Wozniacki
Honorable mention: L.A. Kings at John Gibson
Best Point About How Ridiculous the Concept of Fantasy Football Is When You Apply it to Regular-People Jobs: Stevie Johnson
I drafted many of you to my fantasy work team so make sure to grab me some points today at your workplace. Don't let me down.— HiMom. (@StevieJohnson13) September 24, 2014
Most Awkward Account Deactivation: Xander Bogaerts
The Red Sox infielder tweeted a picture of a woman in a thong, then quickly deleted his account.
Honorable mention: Matt Harvey tweeted a photo of himself giving the middle finger, then deactivated his account after the Mets asked him to take the photo down. He's since returned.
Most Delightful Typo: Tony Dungy
At least, we think this was a typo.
Worst World Series TV Promotion: KCTV5
Best Burn by the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time
Best Richard Sherman Fight
Worst PR Nightmare: Richie Incognito
Richie Incognito probably should have run these tweets by somebody.
Dear Jon Martin..... The truth is going to bury you and your entire "camp". You could have told the truth the entire time.— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
Most Valuable Selfie: Roger Federer
Best 'Friday' themed selfie: Mike Tomlin
Best Response to a Troll: Eric Bledsoe
Can't go wrong with a classic.