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Year in Twittersphere

Dec. 29, 2014
Dec. 29, 2014

Table of Contents
Dec. 29, 2014

INBOX
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW
NFL
HOCKEY
  • BU center Jack Eichel has the speed, skills and temperament to become a top draft pick and change an NHL franchise for years to come. But first the 18-year-old would like to finish his freshman year of college

SOCCER
  • F√∫tbol fever reached an alltime high in the U.S. during the World Cup this summer. So, where to from here? The answer will depend a lot on three newbies

SPORTS SCIENCE
The Lives They Led
PRO FOOTBALL
POINT AFTER
Departments

Year in Twittersphere

Sports and social media continued to be interlinked in 2014. Below are some of the highlights of the past 12 months on Twitter

TWEETABLE MOMENT

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"@DHOYT77 IF MERCER BEAT DUKE I WILL GIVE YOU SEASON TICKETS 50 YARD LINE FIRST ROW"

--Roddy White

The Falcons' wide receiver tried to back out of this pregame bet with a fan after the Bears' upset win, but he eventually paid up.

#DALVSNYG

TOP SPORTS-RELATED HASHTAG

The Odell

Beckham Jr. Catch

TWEETABLE MOMENT

... WITH NO PHONE TO CALL FOR HELP, I USED MY BOBSLED PUSH TRAINING TO BREAK OUT. #SOCHIJAILBREAK

--Johnny Quinn, U.S. Olympian

MOST SHARED TWEET IN MLB

DAVID ORTIZ'S SELFIE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

MOST TWEETED ABOUT SPORTING EVENT: WORLD CUP

"SPOILER ALERT! I WROTE THE SCRIPT FOR THIS WORLD CUP GAME."

--George R.R. Martin

The Game of Thrones author knows brutality, and eventual champion Germany's 7--1 annihilation of Brazil was particularly brutal for the host nation.

TWEETABLE MOMENT

"MAN THE FOOTAGE OF MICHAEL SAMS BEING DRAFTED IS TOUCHING. CONGRATS MAN! THERE'S NO BETTER FEELING THAN GETTING THAT CALL!"

--Khaseem Greene, Bears LB

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Dodgers announcer Vin Scully briefly lost his World Series ring from the team's 1988 victory while shopping at Costco, and found it in a bag of ribs.

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