"@DHOYT77 IF MERCER BEAT DUKE I WILL GIVE YOU SEASON TICKETS 50 YARD LINE FIRST ROW"
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.
December 29, 2014
TOP SPORTS-RELATED HASHTAG
Beckham Jr. Catch
... 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.
"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.